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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Our commemorative ale honors Samson the elk. This is an oatmeal stout that is full-bodied with a wonderful roasted flavor and just a touch of sweetness. We use galena and goldings hops. Alc / vol 5 %


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6288) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2014
12oz bottle, purchased from Brennan’s in Madison Wisconsin during my stay for GTMW. Impressively black color. Thin ring of bubbly light brown head. Leaves decent ropes of lace. Medium-plus body. Good chewy thickness to the texture. Smooth, kind of crisp, light carbonation. Light dry finish. Good roast aroma, some coffee, light bit of dark chocolate, and just a hint of dark fruit. Moderate bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Great, full, flavorful and satisfyingly bitter and roasty oatmeal stout. Much better than expected. Great to enjoy with my sandwich.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hockeybeerguy (1859) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice dark brown close to black color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some clingy semi - thick lacing trying to stick to the glass. The smell was basically roasty with a tad of light chocolate and coffee. The taste followed the nose. The palate was slightly roasty and carried itself impressionable over my tongue in a good way making it semi - sessionable. Overall I say that this was a pretty good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2014
(12oz bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and caramel. Flavor of roasted malt, ash, caramel, light coffee, and chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdubesq (14) - - APR 9, 2014
Nice earthy aroma. Pours dark chocolatey. With very little head. Taste the roasted malts with a typical stout finish. Great flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (3913) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle. The look is dark, brown black in color, and has a tan head. The taste is fruits, vinegar, roast, dirt, and malt. The smell is roast, malts, burnt, and fruits.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwalking05 (3686) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2013
12 oz bottle. Black in color with a small beige head. Aroma is of roasted malts and cocoa. Taste is of cocoa, roasted malt, light smoke and a hint of malt vinegar.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Aroma: roasted coffee, nutty, a little bit of caramel. Appearance: pours black, with little to no head. Taste: very rich malty flavor, with hints of roasting. Lightly bitter, but more than I was expecting. Palate: full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall I enjoyed this beer. I would like to see a bit more of a head on it and just a bit more carbonation overall, but aside from that, very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2225) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2013
October 2010. Sampled at the brewery. Pours black with a thin tan head. Roasted malt aromas with chocolate and coffee. Seem a bit thin for a stout. Hint of sweetness at first, but hops on the finish.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dvdalvn (25) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Not a big stout guy, but I really enjoyed this one. Tried on site in the tasting room as a fee sample

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5650) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Dark brownish-red pour with an off-white head. The aroma is full of toffee, roasted malt and chocolate. The flavor is similar - mainly being made up of chocolate and roasted malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice stout.


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