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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Our Stout is a dry Irish style stout. The dark color of the beer comes from a mixture of roasted barley and chocolate malt (chocolate malt has a chocolate color, and doesnít actually have chocolate in it.) The thicker texture is from an addition of flaked, unmalted barley. Flake barley is similar to rolled oats (oatmeal.) The stout is bitter, yet in balance with all the other heavy flavors in this beer. The nitrogen gas tapping system produces the thick, creamy head. Nitrogen bubbles are smaller and do not burst as easy.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - APR 4, 2016
On tap @ Faultline. Just about black in color with a tan head. Pretty much just bland and watery. Some roast, water, and ash. Thereís a bit of acidity and sweet plum character. I donít like the watery, flat, thin mouthfeel of the nitro pour here either, but itís probably covering up some flaws so maybe itís okay... The beer is just sort of semi-sweet black water.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (1689) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 18, 2015
On tap @ Faultline Brewery, Sunnyvale - CA. Color: deep dark beer with no carbonation and small brown foam. Smell: roasted malt, caramel. Black bread. Coffee finish. Taste: light body with good roasted malt and coffee caramel notes. Black bread finish. Good attenuation. Aftertaste: caramel and roasted malt. Very nice beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - APR 1, 2015
On tap at the brewpub in Sunnyvale, CA. Aroma: roasty and chalky, with hints of chocolate. Taste/Palate: creamy, sweet, and thin; finishes slightly astringent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1643) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Draft, on nitrogen. Smooth with a tall thick head, per the pour. Rich chocolate flavors without much sweetness. Overall good stout.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
batneil (576) - - FEB 21, 2013
Middle of the road stout, though admittedly Iím not normally a big stout fan. Nice enough.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Sampled at the brewhouse. This stout has nice flavor but the construction is off and very thin.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (6008) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2013 Nitrogen tap. Pours deep black with a medium creamy brown head that laces well. Aroma is classical roasted malt, coffee, with notes of chocolate. Flavor is medium sweet roasted malt and chocolate. No real bitterness for me.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koskela (466) - Marysville, California, USA - JUN 10, 2012
The aroma is chocolate and chocolate. A decent head of a creamy off white brown and the beer was black as black. It was chocolately and bitter a great combo. There was little carbination and it had a medium/heacy body and very smooth. A good brew

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (32903) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2011
Draft. A black beer with a red shine under a brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, wort, and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt lending it a slight acidity, combined with a note of chocolate, leading to a dry and roasted finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (6412) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Sample at the brewpub on 8/10/10. Black pour with a thick tan nitro head. Roasty aroma with some chocolate and a bit of metal. Roasty and chocolatey flavor with a bitter dark chocolate finish.


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