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RATINGS: 540   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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Deep black color with mousse-like head. Chocolate, black, and roasted malts. Vanilla and chocolate aroma and flavor. Flaked barley and oats for a creamy texture. Dry finish and slightly roasted coffee after taste. Made with Black Dog Coffee. 8.9% abv.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (1942) - Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Jeff. Oily & mostly black with a mild shade of brown near the top; fluffy, tan head foams up slowly on tap & takes its time receding. Aroma is full of deep, oily, roasted coffee beans; woody with moderately ashy undertones. Almost imagine Bourbon County Coffee without the bourbon, oak, & robustness. Smells like similar coffee beans, though. Taste is lighter in the coffee department with more roast & sweetness coming out. A nice bitter snap from the roast with mid char, leading into more coffee beans & some dark cocoa beans. A little creamy sweetness in the final moments. A pretty good, fairly robust coffee stout. One of Flying Dogís better offerings.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (738) - Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2014
Thanks Jeff. Pours a dark dark brown with a really nice dark brown thick head. A big coffee bean and burnt coffee aroma. A nice fresh feel. Clean. A nice coffee taste that is nice and smooth. A bit of chocolate comes out in the end. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (1867) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2014
Bottle - black with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Flavours are roasted malts, coffee less prevalent, dark fruit, tar, alcohol. Sweet then nicely bitter. Full bodied, smooth. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (2675) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2014
10oz pour at Triangle Wine. Good aroma. Sweet. Roasted malt, makes me think banana, chocolate. Dark orangy brown color. . Good head that faded to a ring. Not much lacing. Sweet flavor. Heavy body. Creamy oily mouthfeel. Sweet finish. Itís good. Not fully grabbing my attention. Aroma is just a tad dull, I think itís the part factor. Not much in the way of coffee for me. More of the part And chocolate. Fair to middlin.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamT (163) - North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2014
12oz bottle from Tasty Beverage in Raleigh. Black pour, zero visibility with mostly diminishing dark brown head. Milk chocolate, dark malt, dark fruit, alcohol, more coffee aroma as it warms. Heavy bitter malt & chocolate up front (coffee as it warms), with a long medium milk chocolate finish. More alcohol on the finish as it warms. I also detected some smoke on the aroma and taste. I liked this quite a bit.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Evolutionary (284) - Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2014
Tap at mellow mushroom. Pours black as night and thin tan head. Nose is sweet and smoky. Thick bodied and hints of vanilla and milk come thru. Very smooth and sweetness shines thru. Coffee is there but not overpowering. ---Rated via my mouth

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (1372) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2014
Tap at Friends of Ham, Leeds. Clear, very dark brown. Halo of tan coloured head. Coffee. Vanilla. Chocolate. Light smoke. Dry, light bitter, smooth, creamy palate. Smoooooth finish. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mjp12 (340) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2014
From bottle, jet black, with thin tan head. The coffee gives a real bitter finish, very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopmelt (195) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Pours black, no light through, very slight khaki head. Aroma coffee, doughy malt, roast malt, chocolate, vanilla, moderate alcohol. Taste big roast, sweet toffee malt, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, slightly earthy, very sweet. Full body, medium carbonation, nice alcohol bite, sweet finish. Overall extremely tasty, well made beer,a bit sweet for me, not the best in style, but very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (2829) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Dark brown-black body, medium sized tan head, spotty lacing. Bakerís chocolate, light coffee, roast, caramel, vanilla bean, and molasses. Medium to full bodied, moderate carbonation, mild sweetness, finish is a little unrefined, but otherwise solid.


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