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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Full body and a well rounded flavor comes from a foundation of nine different grains. The oats add a special silky texture that complements the roasted malts. The rich malty flavor is spiced with plenty of Northern Brewer and Fuggles hops for balance.


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (16422) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Draft at the source. Extremely dark brown color, thin tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of pumpernickel bread and dark milk chocolate. Taste is raisin bread, plums, figs, dates. Delicious.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrunkSanta410 (655) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle at home, Thanks Brad! Black pour, light tan head. Average retention. Aroma is sweet, roasted chocolate malts, light fruit, licorice. Smells nice. Taste is toasted malts, cocoa, burnt caramel, a light bitterness on the back end. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, highly carbonated. Would have enjoyed this more with a bit thicker mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (4236) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Pint on tap. Opaque black with a lasting sticky foam on top. Nose is light cocoa, berry and coffee with cream. Flavor is the same with a bit of earthy citrus in the long finish. Near-medium body is balanced and has a medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4975) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle: Dark brown with a small tan head. Cola, chocolate aroma. Taste is dusty, bitter chocolate, oats. Smooth, tasty...with a bit of a dry ending.. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matty (262) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep chocolate brown with a brief tan head. Nice aroma of sweet chocolate. Full body, smooth mouthfeel, slightly dry finish after the sweet taste. Pretty good!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (9135) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle. Chocolate, raisin, oat malt aroma. Dark brown with moderate head. Sweet chocolate oatmeal malt and moderately bitter grass flavor. Body a bit light.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dlovell2 (1273) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2015
Gift from Maxbier. Pours dark brown/black with an amber tint around the edges and a tan head that quickly disappears. Aroma is roasted malt with caramel, chocolate, and earthy hoppiness. Flavor starts dark roasted malt and coffee with a slightly sweet caramel. Chocolate middle and finishing with an almost burnt flavor and roasted bitterness with an earthy hop finish. Lingering bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2980) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle received in trade from Bigtreebrewing, thanks for the opportunity. Solid dark brown color with faint ruby at the edges and a smallish khaki head the slowly dissipates. Chocolate and caramel maltiness with a hint of roast. Creamy silky mouthfeel. Nice beer, could maybe use a hint more roastiness though.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
used (1) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 12, 2015 does not count
I love this beer. It is the best stout I have ever tasted. While my experience may be questioned, I have been to the Madison, Wi beer fest three times. This is the best stout I have ever had.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maxbier (704) - Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Opaque with brown head. Light sweet slightly grassy aroma. If you blindfolded me I would have guessed it was a pale ale or brown ale. Medium malt mouthfeel with some roast notes in the grassy hop finish. It is almost a black IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6373) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Flight pour on tap at the brewery (Lawrence, KS). Pours a deeper blackish brown hue, a fairly opaque body shows some brownish glow, a bit of a ruby carmelized bottom and edges. Frothy light brown head atop stays as a mellow layer, decent film and thicker ring laces well enough. Aromas show oatmeal and earth, a bit of caramel, toast and roastiness as it settles in. Gentle coffee, caramel and black malts. Touches of a gentle creamy sweetness cut through a touch, some gentle roast cuts back a bit. Initial is medium bodied, a firmer roast and bitterness starts to hit off the batr, cutting through caramel and toast, some ashy life and gentle black coffee are prickly and a bit bitter on the palate. Earth, some decent hop character is pretty palpable on the bitterness standpoint into the backend and finish, almost a bit citric with firmer florals, a gentle roast and that mellow sweeter body trying to poke through but not really finding a chance. Backend is bitter, a bit toasty with that hop presence doing some work on the nose and backend. A bit citric, green with florals and faint pine. I rather enjoyed this beer, however the name definitely threw me for a loop.. Leaving me expecting something completely different as this bad boy offers some firmer hop character in line and running into Black IPA territory with some subtle roast. Tasty stuff.


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