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RATINGS: 424   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. We’ve 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.


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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2696) - Edmonton, Alberta, - SEP 2, 2012
From 650ml brown bottle. Black pour with a small sticky brown cap. Light roasty and black coffee nose. Tastes roasty and coffeeish, nice dryness. Medium body, smooth with lighter carbonation. Decent impy.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crajun (993) - , Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2014
bomber dated 11/1/11 - must have rec’d in trade... aroma had many different things - roast, vanilla, wood, dark chocolate. pour was a perfect - 5 - darrrrk. Taste was solid - subdued version of aromas - nothing standing out, balanced. palate was a 4 - heavy but not as thick as I like. good, not great stout - but easy to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7866) - Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2014
355ml bottle. 2013 vintage aged at the dristro, purchased at Walgreens for 9.39 a 4pk. It has a large head and its a beautiful looking stout. The head is massive, maybe form extra time inthe bottle and more yeast farts, it isa nice tan color and recedes slowly. Luckily it has aged well, it smells like bread, cocoa, peat, port wine, cinamon, coffee. Flavor is acidic coffee, dark fruits, port wine, scotch, some earthy/herbal hops, spiced bitter finish. Bit of metal, otherwise a ncie impy stout.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Homer321 (2112) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle from trade. Nose is sweet, tobacco, chocolate, a hint of smoke. Pretty intense pour is pitch black with minimal brown head. Tastes lightly tart initially with a light acidic note. A bit of coffee in the flavor, medium mouthfeel. No barrel flavor in the taste, no oak, no vanilla. I think the tartness takes away from the flavor. Very burnt tasting. Not a fan.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
i thought this beer was surprsingly well done. a little on the hoppy side, which was nice, with some decadent roasted chocolate and coffee in the flavor and aroma. dangerously smooth, and easy drinking for an IRS. Only 8%, but full flavored and bodied."

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricTeusink (703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Pours nearly black with thin brown head. Fantastic coffee and earth scent leads to disappointing flavor. Thin bodied and flat. Draft - Closed for Business - Charleston, SC

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3624) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2014
From a 4 oz taster at the brewery. Nitro pour, black with a thick tan head. Smoky nose. Flavors of chicory and licorice. Smooth creamy mouthfeel. Smooth roasty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skoisirius (1760) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Tap at Jernigan’s Grass Valley the other night. Nose had a nice blend of milked cocoa, hints of whiskey, and vanilla on it. Flavors are the same with hints of sweet roast, and a touch of the beechwood. For some reason this ended up being a bit sour in the not so awesome category. Not sure if this was that specific keg itself or this is how the brew tastes. Not my favorite for it’s style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2059) - Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Dark brown/black color; Heavy creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, dark chocolate, & coffee; Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, coffee/espresso, dark chocolate, and hops; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UDBeernut (1842) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Pours coca cola black, khaki head that is thin. Roasted black malt, licorice. Some pine. Thin bodhi.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopswagger (198) - South Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2014
Robust heavy roasted malts, coffee, bitter sweet chocolate and baking cocoa. Lots of barley and hints of smoked hay and subtle presence of cigar smoke. Nice prickly carbonation but the body was on the thin side. Overall stellar RIS.


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