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RATINGS: 1475   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2008
This is a great stout and a nice change of pace. A bit more carbonated than expected but still has a lush mouthfeel. Pours black with a one finger head that lingers. Good lacing. Flavor is roasty with cocoa really coming through but there is some hoppiness as well. This one seems to be under-appreciated.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5357) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2008
22 oz bottle. Pours a flat black body with a small fizzy brown head. The nose is roasty and chocolaty with some licorice and light hops. Very dry roasty flavor, fairly hefty malt bitterness, pretty hoppy for a Stout. Just a touch of alcohol on the lingering roasty finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, on the drier side, with moderate fizzy carbonation. Pretty nice, though the bitterness gets a little tiring.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2008
22 oz. bottle - thanks to weeheavySD for the trade; jet black with foamy, chocolate colored head; soapy aromas are roasty, some chocolate and fruit; texture on the light side and also not that interesting; mild bitterness in the dry finish; a little disappointing

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (4020) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Bottle from Sam’s. Pours black with a small tan head that fades quickly. Nose is heavy on roasted malts, char, a bit of cocoa, and light molasses. Flavor is much heavier on the molasses, with some more cocoa and roasted malts. I found this to be a bit hard to drink at times with the molasses flavors becoming a bit cloying on the palate. I seem to be going against the grain on this one. Oh well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 29, 2008
Getting notebook online. Bottle. Pours a creamy black. Roasted toffee, and dark fruit nose. Roasted coffee and malt flavors. Some solid chocolate too. Lots of different malt flavors blend well. Medium bodied with a slightly smoky and dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2008
22 oz. bottle on 10/27/2008. Pours out a thick, opaque black, producing a slowly building , large, creamy tan head and abundant sheeting lace. Espresso and dark chocolate dominate the aroma, with some underlying notes of vanilla and spice. Full body with medium carbonation, creamy and smooth mouthfeel, and wonderfully rich. Excellent depth of flavor with treacle sweetness, roasted malt flavors lend balance, and a very soft spicy bitterness at the finish. This is a top drawer stout, not surprising from this brewer, who rarely disappoints.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5296) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Sampled from 22-oz bomber and shared during Surly D-Day. Pours an opaque dark brown brew with a light tan head that slowly dissipates to a tan ring and spotty lacing. Aroma of toasted dark malt, dark chocolate, coffee, a touch of vanilla and some oak. Taste is full bodied, light carbonation, with flavors of dark chocolate, toasted dark malt, some light vanilla, with some light citrus zest. Finish has a mild metallic texture from the extra alcohol with a nice chocolate aftertaste that slowly disappears.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - OCT 24, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2009 #995 22 oz bottle from BevMo: The color is the darkest of browns with a generous light brown cocoa froth head. Dark chocolate, coffee, malted milk nose. Flavor starts rich dark chocolate and coffee with a dry coffee bitter finish and a bitter dark chccolate aftertaste. Full body is rich and creamy with lively carbonation. How is this not an Imperial stout? Rather Rasputin like.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (7744) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
Draught. High creamy and lasting light brown head. Pitch black body. Mild coffee choccolate aroma. Powerfull coffee choccolate flavor with a touch of oak. Low carbonation. Long sweet aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (23375) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
Draught at GABF 2008. Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Roasted aroma of bourbon, vanilla and coffee. Roasted flavour of bourbon, oak and vanilla. Roasted finish.


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