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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Appearance: Very dark chocolate brown with a thick caramel colored foam cap.
Aroma: Dark chocolate bouquet with subtle roasted coffee notes.
Taste: Slight roasted coffee flavor without being overly bitter or heavy.
Mouth Feel: Medium to full-bodied with little astringency.
Finish: Very smooth with lingering chocolate roasted sweetness.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10696) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 30, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma of smooth burnt malt. Med body. Flavor is smooth burnt malt with some possible coffee hints. Not getting chocolate. It is certainly dry, but not all that bitter. Fairly tasty critter. Finally getting a little chocolate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt and bakers cocoa. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt and dark chocolate with a smooth dry lingering chocolate finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle @ home picked up at Wilburís Fort Collins. Pours a deep brown/black appearance with a big, foamy, dark brown head. Quite nutty, chewy toasty malty, chocolate, mild anise, cola aroma. A bit thin. Somewhat metallic, dark chocolate, nutty, milk, moderately roasty flavor. I really thought I was going to enjoy this until BAM the metallic note hit. Too bad.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2014
12oz bottle. Drank from the bottle - brown with an off white head. Roast, some earth, toasty, and caramel. Sure beats the Miller that was available at the party ...

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Kroger - Hydraulic - Charlottesville. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a large foamy brown head. Good head retention. You gotta love a wave of skunk upon opening a brown bottle. Aroma of skunk, caramel, grain, mild chocolate. The taste is chocolate, grain, hoppy finish. Thin bodied.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle from Caponeís. Pours hazy mahogany, looking blackish ruby through indirect light. Head is futile and off-white and unlaced. Nose is Wheaties topped with melted caramel and flaked with Ovaltine and cacao. Tastes roasty malty, with notes of cacao, dark malt, lactose, and a creamy finish. This one tastes pretty good. I used to love Yuengling Porter by the pitcher at 6 bucks a pitcher at Zenoís at PSU Main Campus. This beer is better than that one (and yes, Iíll be side-by-siding this one with Yuengling Porter).

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
shrubber85 (7293) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2013
Bottle. Lactic chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown color with minimal head. Lightly ashy sweet dark chocolate malt and lightly bitter herbal hops flavor. Light but not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Bottled. Poured deep brown with a short, well-retained tan head. The aroma picked up burnt, fairly generic black malts accented by a touch of rye and some vanilla.. a little bit smoky too.. simple, roasty, and pleasant. The flavor found burnt black malts, a kiss of bakerís chocolate, and light smoked malt at the core, with ashy roast and fresh, complementary hoppy accents.. finished sweet and lightly smoky.. tasty. Lighter-bodied with a lot of dry roast on the palate.. sweet too.. good balance.. very drinkable.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
crossovert (6928) - Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2013
Not as bad as I was expecting, very much like a shitter but more robust guinness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottled, dark brown with tall tan foam, creamy bitter chocolate aroma and flavor roasty , malts , nice beer


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