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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.


sfontain's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfontain (830) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2013
13 oz draught at Pint Room, Dublin. Black; foamy tan head that dissipates into a light covering. Good lacing. Aroma roast, coffee, chocolate. Medium-full body, predominantly roasty with coffee. Very good, yet very forgettable; I had multiple Dragonís Milkís after this and they blew this beer away.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3641) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Dark beer with a foamy brown head that left solid sheets of lacing on the glass. Nose of puffed chocolate and pine. There is a lot of hop bitterness in this, along with lots of bitter chocolate, burnt brown sugar, and some burnt toast. There is a long pine forest, hop resin burn in the finish with just a hint of stale coffee. Quite tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9453) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2015
12oz bottle. Poured a black color with brown edges and a tan head. Pine, roasty, with some chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8244) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle from Caponeís/ Pours thick jet black with tan head that laces well. Nose is very Alpha Klausy, huge piney hops, roasty dark malt. Tastes very hoppy, malty, and well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7107) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2015
12 oz. bottle from Jeffís Marathon. Bottled on 12/29/14. Pours a deep, opaque near-black color with a big, frothy tan head that settles into an uneven ring and loose film, while heavily lacing the glass. Aroma of bakerís chocolate, roasted malts, burnt sugar, toast, rubber, earth, coffee, citrus zest, and a bit of peppery spice. Flavor of bakerís chocolate, grapefruit peel, licorice, earth, roasted malts, and a bit of hop oil. Medium-bodied, with a smooth, roasty, very bitter mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Had to change this to a black IPA after trying it. Imperial stout isnít quite right.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (7457) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/23/15] Draught at Fat Headís in Portland. Clear dark brown. Aroma of chocolate and roast. Flavor of roast, chocolate and bitter hops, a bit boozy. Medium-bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3636) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle, with Al and pat care of James dad, fuck u dad, pours black eith small to medium grey head. Notes of chalk, milk cocoa, roast, and grain. Pretty easy going also. Thanks daddy

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4980) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2015
This poured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma was of dark.chocolate, roast malt, and earthy hops. Flavor was hop bitterness, roasted grain and light chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (9992) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of molasses, roast chocolate, black licorice - Medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (4222) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Roasted and chocolate aras. Another well done fat heads, chocolate, vanilla and roasted tones.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Evolutionary (329) - Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Tap at mellow mushroom new Albany. Nose is hoppy for style. Pour is black and lingering brown head. Piney taste and smooth medium body. Creamy even. Says 8.5% but doesn't taste like it. Basically reminds me of a simpler and smoother Rasputin - no raisin or complex taste like that but still good.


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