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RATINGS: 1545   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
Golden naked oats mashed with dark crystal and robust roasted malts create a luscious black brew with a satin smooth finish. Layering UK Target hops in the boil adds a pleasant, earthy complexity while higher fermentation temperatures enhance the overall flavor with fruity esters. An old-world style, done the Green Flash way. Big, bold, flavorful and complex – Double Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours very black, dark brown head. Huge and complex aroma. Lots of chocolate malt, a nice roast character, a light touch of coffee bean, topsoil earthiness, distant licorice, burnt nuts, and sweet molasses. Flavor of dark roasted cereal. Nice and roasted. Burnt grains all on top of a dark fruit ester. Very thick and creamy texture. Heavy bodied. Finishes with a large flavor of cocoa powder, wood hop character bitterness, and an essence of earth, like fresh dirt. If I could make a Stout as good as this, I would have a new profession!
25 DEC 09.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2009
bottle - Pours black with a two finger tan head. It has a rich chocolate malt aroma. Nice. The flavor is sweet roast malt and dark chocolate with underlying hops bitterness and some coffee notes. This brew is full bodied with some bitterness in the dry finish. Good stuff. Closer to an imperial stout than a regular stout, IMO...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldfish19 (50) - Long Island, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2009
~ Purchased this 22 oz bomber from Shoreline Beverage in Huntington, NY. This double stout pours jet black with a small tan head that fades away into minimal lacing. For the aroma, all the usual suspects make an appearance with the addition of some light floral hops. Taste follows the nose with roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, and a touch of hops. The finish is smooth and slightly bitter. Good stuff! ~

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 13, 2009
Botella. Pitch black colour. Lovely roasty malty alco chocolate aroma. Great mouthfeel. The flavour has a very pleasant roasty maltiness, with chocolate, dark fruits and coffee. Roasty malty fionish with chocolate and some coffee. Yum indeed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1965) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2011 Black with big, creamy brown head / Grassy nose of roast barley / Medium to full body, somewhat chewy, with big charred malts and good hop balance on the dry finish / Flavors of cigar box, dark roast coffee, dandelions, lemon, and semisweet chocolate / Outstanding in a hoppy style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (7882) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2009
Bottle. Pitch black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is roasty, caramel, vanilla qith a good punch of coffee and chocolate. Rich malty and roasty flavour with notes of chocolate, coffee and vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dnstone (2708) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 5, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2010 Chocolate cake aroma. Chewy-chocolate and roastiness. Smooth and complex. Deep black with excellent head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11942) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2009
brown, small light brown head. aroma of roasted stuff, nuts, faint caramel. flavor is licorice, roasted malts, super well composed, flavorfull. fantastic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stantheman (904) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2009
UPDATED: APR 18, 2015 Right up there with the really good stouts. Thick medium brown head. Coffee and chocolate notes that are probably just very well roasted barley. Nice finish. Very pleasant overall.

April 18, 2015 on tap at John B Pub in Coquitlam. Still a great impy stout. I don’t have an Old Rasputin available at the moment for a side by side comparison, but I doubt it is the equal of that venerable brew. Damn good, though!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Pours through the air dark but picking up deep burgandy highlites. It settles in the glass dark, burgandy covered brown with thick, lacey brown head. Thick gooey nose with tarrish roast, bittersweet chocolate, licorice, cookie dough, chocolate covered orange peel, booze, and with a touch of lactic tang. Powdery mouthfeel leaves a dusty feeling in the mough...flavors are soft, chocolatey like powdered cocoa, with notes of coffee. Bitterness in the finish is strong and the alcohol not exactly completely hidden and certainly warming. The powdery mouthfeel is a little distracting and makes the overall experience feel dirty. The flavors unfortunately don’t mimic the refineness of the nose and feel flimsy and about to fall away...the alcohol is somewhat hot and peppery, There’s also a growing garbage/rotting vegetable taste coming out. I opened the bottle around cellar temps, but im sticking it in the freezer for a few with flavors like that.

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