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RATINGS: 900   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A decadent Oatmeal Stout brimming with cocoa and espresso aromas. This beer features a rich, dark chocolate and roasted coffee flavor with a creamy mouth feel and wonderfully dry finish. The addition of U.S. grown fuggles hops contributes the perfect amount of bitterness to this exceptionally balanced beer.


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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
collinthib (8) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Very smooth, chocolatey, delicious stout. The taste really stays with you. That chocolate malt lingers on the palate well. Not an undesirable lingering taste. Exceptional. The only way you could make this better is to make it a Velvet Merkin.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (11954) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2016
Keg at BD Soho. It pours jet black with a substantial tan head. The aroma is rich roasted malt, coffee, liquorice, umami, toasted sesame seeds, cacao nibs and some toffee. The taste is smooth, rich roasted malt, dark chocolate, peppery spice, coffee grounds, earth and toasted spice. The finish is very smooth. Medium body, moderate carbonation and creamy mouth - feel. Well rounded and rather flavoursome. A classy stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (3982) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2016
Keg at Brewdog Soho, jet black with a fine crema and coffee-cocoa aromas. Smooth and velvety, then a roasty bitterness rolls in. More cocoa and coffee, a little toasted red fruit, touches of leather and tobacco, and a little wintergreen in the lightly burnt-bitter finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
weordie (752) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2016
Pours black as Donald trumps soul but without his head. Aroma is strong coffee and hickory. My fav aroma. A strong coffee and hickory flavour too with a real smooth finish. Love it

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2016
Keg at brewdog Edinburgh. Pours deep brown, nose is toffee, chocolate, roasted, taste is sweet, chocolate, toffee, dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (1309) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2016
Keg at Doghouse. Pours clear brown with a medium khaki head which recedes to a layer of minute suspended bubbles. Aroma is cocoa, roast coffee, vanilla, oak, wafer and some dark berries. Taste is cocoa bitter, roast malts, hint of vanilla sweet, medium acidic berries throughout. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (6038) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2016
Keg at BD Shoreditch. It pours a dark brown color with a large beige head. Aroma is rich roasty dry with notes of dark chocolate, espresso, roasted malts and burnt wood. Taste is also dry and lightly smokey roasty with a light tangy red berries finish. More notes of espresso, dark chocolate, burnt wood and caramel. Medium to full bodied with silky texture and good carbonation. Overall, very nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (9674) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2016
Keg, Brewdog Leicester. Black with a cream foam. Coffee with blackberries and gritty dark chocolate. Xmas cake with underlying funk. Underlying burnt toffee with a mineral body. Sticky on the lips. Some smoky soy character. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CopterScott (245) - Kansas, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Black with a thin tan head. aroma is cocoa, coffee, and malt. flavor is the same.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kinz (3713) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Draft at The Answer. Pours black, dark brown at edges, creamy head. Aroma of dark chocolate, slight coffee. Flavor matches, very smooth, and huge flavor, could have passed as an Impy of some sort. Really great stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (5215) - FINLAND - MAY 17, 2016
@Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016, RED

black. Malty smooth malt syrupy chocolate, smooth oaky nose. Full bodied, pretty intense. Chocolate malty, somewhat dey cakey flavour. Smooth, easy. Excellent.

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