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RATINGS: 423   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This thick, rich ale was brewed with plenty of caramel and roasted malts, and subtly spiced with American Chinook and Willamette hops. It boasts flavors of chocolate and coffee, along with raisins and dried fruit soaked in sherry. Weve accentuated the natural smokiness of the brew by adding a small amount of beechwood-smoked malt and aging the brew in an oak whiskey barrel, which also adds notes of oak and vanilla.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Biggar2000 (20) - - DEC 14, 2013
For not liking this type of beer and not an expert on knowing what I am tasting. I would say this is a pretty good beer if you like the dark Guinness type beer

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8509) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Tap at Yard House in Riverside, CA. Served in Pint glass, holy balls. Rocky tan foam, good lacing. Mild cola fizz bubbles. Big impending hop content. Acidic coffee nose, sweet strawberry, artificial strawberry ice cream. Taste is rich, somewhat sweet, very coffee acidic, sanitizer, soap. Long, bitter coffee and lemon finish. Hefty bitterness almost comes across as black IPA. Overall too soapy and lemony.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnmike (1033) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2013
On tap at Sterbs for Darkness Eve event. Didnt stand up to the other stouts that night, but good on the oak and vanilla aspects.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barreras (1000) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Pours a deep black color with coco and coffee malt aroma. Taste is rich with dark chocolate malt mixed with roasted coffee. A slight oaked taste that was not overwhelming. A smooth tasting beer for the style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (986) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Black pour with low cream head, aroma is roast and coffee, taste is similar with a smooth slightly sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pumpmaster (1139) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2013
12 ounce bottle purchased at Archer Liquors Chicago, IL for $2.79 Very good!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2099) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 6, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours a deep dark brown color with a small dense tan head and light lacing. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, coffee, sugar, cinnamon, roasted malts and slight hops. Taste has a bourbon boozy flavor, milk and dark chocolate, roasted malts, molasses, chicory coffee, some earth and some slight hoppiness. Full bodied, well balanced, smooth, light carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1495) - - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle. Black with a medium tan head. Aroma is chocolate and citrusy and hops. Taste adds roasted malt and molasses. Palate is slightly thin but not awful. Very similar to Yeti. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jamesthebrit (274) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2013
A: Pours thick black. Comes in a fun bottle with almost anime characters on it. Good head retention. S: Chocolate and lots of it. A bit of acidity coming through. Alcohol. T: Chocolate. Alcohol cuts through. Surprisingly light in flavor. A bit acidic. A nice earthy finish. P: Thick but very intense on the palate. This is a pretty nice beer but its odd. Nice chocolate up front but there are a lot of earthy hops in the finish. Its weird. An interesting beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BillHick420 (426) - North Dakota, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2013
Pours thick, black with a nice brown head, some lacing. Nice smooth aroma of coffee, roasted malts, some chocolate, caramel. Beautiful thick mouthfeel. No alcohol flavor. Could have been a little sweeter for my taste, but it is nicely balanced.


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