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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   ABV: -
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Like dessert in a glass. This stout’s dark appearance comes from the chocolate and roasted barley malts that are added to the recipe. Chocolate and mild coffee flavors come out after the first sip but the mouthfeel is surprisingly soft and not heavy, leaving plenty of room for a second pint.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gregwilsonstl (957) - Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2012
Very dark. Quite sweet and Toasty. Somewhat buttery. Thin but noticeable lacing. Waitress called it oatmeal. Doesnt taste like chocolate, nor evidence of protein thickness of oatmeal.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Tap at the brewery. Poured a jet black color with a two finger tan head. Aroma was dark chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee. Flavor was milk chocolate, nuts, woody ashes, roasted everything. Thick and creamy. Heavy mouthfeel. Dry finish, some dry hops. One of the better offerings of the night from these guys.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
seymour (1320) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Tasted on tap at the brewpub. Very dark brown color with chill haze and creamy off-white head, somewhat lasting with some fine lace. Aroma of grain, bread, roasted barley, coffee, but not really any chocolate. Very neutral flavor. Malt sweetness is completely balanced out by hops bitterness, with mostly a dry, grainy taste remaining. Light-medium body, too-watery mouthfeel. Some mildly fruity ale yeast esters, smooth finish. Fairly true-to-style, a bit drier and thinner than many stouts. Not very memorable, but I’m glad I tried it.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (2085) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 2, 2011
It poured a deep brown color, not quite black with a thinning head. The aroma was nutty chocolate, mint, pine, plastic, roast and light stale coffee grinds with some light butter. The flavor was plastic, fusel, grass, roast, chocolate, burnt ashy notes, and a thin weak watered down finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
phaleslu (5875) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Draft sample in a sampler tray at the brewpub. Pours a dark copper-brown color with a small khaki head. The aroma is faint, with some light notes of chocolate malts and toast. The flavor is even lighter, with notes of lightly roasted chocolate malts, paper, and a little bit of nuts. A bit of chocolate starts to come out of the nose as it warms. Light-medium bodied, with low carbonation and a mouthfeel like a simple session ale. There just isn’t much here that says either ’chocolate’ or ’stout’ to me; so reserved.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (1298) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 6, 2010
On Tap- Served a dark brown with a tan head that fades to nice lacing. Chocolate & coffee aroma with hint of roasted malt. Taste of dark chocolate & coffee with a dark fruit sweetness and a nice bitter finish. Medium body that is smooth and goes down easy with a clean feel. Well balanced, good for a couple, complimented my meal. Well crafted Brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2212) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUL 24, 2010
(draught at brewpub) black with medium tan head and nice lace. Aroma of coffee and roast malt. Flavor was roast coffee but with a burnt note as well, some hints of chocolate. Mouthfeel almost like an oatmeal stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (4477) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Draft at the brewpub. Almost black with a nice thick dark tan head. This is called a chocolate stout but offered much more coffee than chocolate. It also had rich dark fruit and very dark chocolate. Some nice offsetting hops were noted late and grew with temperature. Feel was less rich than others but it is a nice offering.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Tasted 4/25/10. Sampler from the Brewpub. Opaque with a dark brown hue. Brainy ring of beige head. Aromas of burnt toast and cocoa. Full bodied with a dark, burnt malt roast accompanied by great undertones of dark chocolate. Decent effervescence and a bright bitter finish. More so bittersweet than sweet chocolate, but still solid! Maybe a touch light in the body, but the dark roast makes up the difference. Very well crafted!


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