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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Pssst. Come a little closer. Weíve got a little something shakiní that may interest you. Is it a Stout or an American Black Ale? Well, well, well, you can never tell. Eyes on the prize, put your nose in the glass. Donít drink too fast. Gotta make it last. Just let it roll across your tongue like a hopped-up velvet thundercloud.

Donít tell me this stout ainít got no hops. You just gotta sniff around. Come on over to the dark side of the street.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (9533) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2016
On tap at Fat Heads Pittsburgh. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is bread and pine. Medium body, pine, roast, lingering bitterness, very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12137) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2016
Draft - Darkr roast, Chcolate and pine. Jet black with a creamy beige head. MDark roast, chocolate and a nice pine finish. Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
travelguy (5) - USA - JUL 10, 2016 does not count
Beer pours an opaque black. Very smooth taste with a very balanced hop presence. Coffee and chocolate flavors with a hint of bitterness in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (5486) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle. It pours a brown color with a light brown head. The aroma is full with caramel, toffee, dark chocolate, vanilla and chocolate cake. The flavor has some smoke, chocolate cake, caramel and toffee. Strong bitterness and smoky roasted malt in the finish. Hints of burnt marshmallow. Full bodied with high carbonation. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2400) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2016
12oz bottle from Delocks. Very dark brown pour with a bit of a head. Aroma has sweet caramel, licorice, some light pine, and some ash. Taste is of sweet malts, licorice, light caramel, ash, and some citrus - perhaps grapefruit. Medium to full-bodied with some alcohol presence, the blend is quite good. And the carbonation is solid. Finishes more sweet than bitter but the ash kicks in with a solid presence in the finish. This is very tasty, whatever the style really is. 14.3

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6321) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 19, 2016
12 ounce bottle. A chocolate creamy hoppy stout that feels a bit less than its abv. Very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (582) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Pours a very dark brown to black with a tan head and plenty of lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate and roasted malt with a hint of citrusy hops. Medium body with some carbonation. Starts as a smooth roasted malt flavor that quickly turns to somewhat bitter and stays on the palate. OK, but not my favorite style. Too much lingering bitterness for my preference.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (5141) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2016
On draft at Stogies and Stouts 2016. Pours a stout brown with a tan head. Nose is huge piney bitterness, roast, cocoa, and black coffee. Flavor is similar with roast, dark chocolate, huge pine, and black coffee. Medium in body and not my favorite, as I am not a fan of hoppy stouts.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Macegan75 (812) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle from Matt McCue. Thanks, bro. Pours black with slight brown hew and some foam that fades. Aroma is grilled stone fruits, smoke, and brown malt. Flavor is similar with black malt and coffee. Finish is a slight coffee bitterness that fades nicely. Nice beer.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Turboninja (468) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2016
Bottle@home, from Constantinoís, Cleveland, USA. Medium/strong aroma of dark berries, malts and bitter licorice. Pitch black color with small light beige head. Strong taste of dark berries, malts and some licorice. Averagely balanced with medium taste spectrum and long hoppy aftertaste with malts. Light/medium body with medium/light carbonation. Overall, somewhat awkward hybrid of stout and black IPA. In addition way too light body.


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