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RATINGS: 683   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Chocolate malt and roasted barley provide the dark color and fully body of chocolate stout. Toasy accents and a hoppy dryness add to this smooth brew. An old time favorite you’ll remember.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2004
Nicely done. I do not know what the ABV is, not that it tastes strong, but it has some underlying flavors that are reminiscent of an Imperial stout. A little bit of a sweet, vinious character with a silky smooth body seperate it from the pack of American stouts.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HuskerTan (717) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle. A- Malty, roasty, dry, cocoa. A- Black color, black liquid, light brown head. T- Malty, roasty, bakers chocolate, dry. P- Medium body, thin texture, high carbonation, dry roasty finish. O- Really not that great of a beer. At first it smelled like blood, which I am not sure where that came from. After the head faded away, that odd aroma went out the door and dry roasty cocoa came in. The palate was about the same. Simply a boring stout, really.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (5285) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with tan head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is chocolate and roast. Medium mouth with flavors matching nose, cracker, toast, light dryness, good.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheGB (541) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Pours black with a head that would look more appropriate on a soda. Very little aroma, only some coffee. Taste of thin black malt and little else. Watery, I think they forgot to add the base malt.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Steasy66 (1053) - Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2015
Black with no head. Aroma is roasty and slightly smokey. Flavor is light, and slightly roasty. Very bland stout.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
demannu (139) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Find this to be very lackluster and uninspiring. Very bland chocolate flavor and rather thin for my liking. Nothing was really appealing about this for me.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Derek881 (1040) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 17, 2015
Poured from a regular bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a slightly thick, watery dark brown-black color with a good-sized creamy tan head with shorter retention but good cling and lacing. Its roasty aroma featured a blend of earthy tones with malt, including caramel, toffee, and chocolate. The taste was sweet with notes of chocolate, caramel, a bit of coffee and some lighter earthy, grainy bitterness at the finis. The beer had a pretty wet and watery mouthfeel with low carbonation and was a touch and creamy.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
voyageurmike (130) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Poured into shaker from bottle. Dark opaque brown with fair-sized tan head and some chocolate aroma. Not so much chocolate to the flavor, mainly just malt. Mildly bitter finish but not long - it’s too watery a beer to leave much of an aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PartyFowle (449) - - FEB 10, 2015
Chocolate-hued and thick in appearance, with a dense and sticky sandy tan head. Aroma is nice -- Cocoa powder, milk, splashes of coffee and sourdough. The flavor is mild, for a chocolate stout. Soft cocoa in the front is followed by the soft bite of roasted malt. Very clean, balanced finish. Almost a little too insubstantial -- I’d like more lingering chocolate. Poundable, though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drjohnrock (545) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Twelve ounce bottle from Fort Collins variety pack purchased at The Party Source. Opaque brown color, nice firm roasted malt/chocolate nose, good flavor like the aroma plus coffee-like notes. Only negative note is a slight medicinal/chemical taste without which this rating would be higher. Still well worth trying.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
AdamT (237) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2015
12oz bottle from Brewmaster’s in Wilson. Black hue, zero visibility with mostly lasting medium khaki head. Excellent lacing. Roasted coffee, light chocolate malt and citrus hop aromas. Dark malt heavy up front with a light chocolate malt and coffee bean finish. Creamy mouthfeel.


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