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RATINGS: 1354   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2109) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAY 25, 2008
650 bottle from Bev4less. Pours an opaque black color with a big tan head that lasts a long time. The aroma is rich with molasses, licorice and dates.The flavor is earthy, with minerals, biter walnuts and a bit of hard alcohol. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. The finish is medium in duration and dry. Overall: A very good stout, but not a great one. Recommended.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Date: 05/21/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Bruisin Ales, Asheville NC

Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy bits of sudsy lace,
Aroma: rich dark chocolate aroma with dark caramel sweetness and balancing neutral hops,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: rich chocolate and roasted flavor, touch of caramel sweetness for balance, good earthy bitterness follows the roasted and leaves behind a light bitter finish,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Bottle thanks to Bockyhorsey: Pours a nearly opaque black with dark mahogany edges and a spotty-lacing dark tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel and dark chocolate malts with a touch of coffee and smoke. Body starts with decent fullness and sweet dark caramel malts with a nice balance of raisins and plums before a smooth roasty finish. A pretty standard imperial stout.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Pours a deep brown color with ruby tints and a dark brown head. Aroma is malty, roasty, chocolate, caramel, and some earthy hops. Flavor is malty, caramel, lactose, chocolate, roast, and a bitter roasty finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3274) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Poured a nice black, brown at very edge, deep tan head lasted nicely, quite full. Aroma was quite chocolate oriented with some roast notes. Flavor was a good blend of chocolate, roast, faint coffee, and a solid earthy hop (Target per the bottle) character that was in the background but clearly present throughout. Alcohol present, but in balance. Tasty, reminded me a bit of the Bell’s Double Cream, but a bit more full bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Dark brown black colored brew with a thin tan head. Aroma of bittersweet chocolate, oats, and some pretty hefty pine/earthy hops. Flavors of bittersweet chocolate, oats, light coffee, a little roast with a nice bitterness that consists of piney and earthy hops. Alcohol is covered up very well and it drinks nicely.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2008
bottle. Aroma of cigarettes distracts from this otherwise very nice brew. Nice milk chocolate flavor. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2008
22 oz bottle. Nearly opaque in color with a nice creamy light brown head. Aroma: chocolate, coffee, some light earth and smoke. Taste is alot of dry chocolate, nice and roasty with alot of espresso, oats, creamy medium-full body yet not very sweet for the style. Finishes with lingering roasted bitterness, dry chocolate. Alcohol very well hidden. I thought this was a nice take on the style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
steview (1019) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 18, 2008
now this is a great stout--nothing too spectacular, but wonderful nonetheless: faint nose and aroma that parrots the flavor; black body with a great cascading brown head that likes to sparkle; nice, balanced flavor of roasted chocolate overall, notes of peanut and firewood as well...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (2883) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Pour was typical for the style, the head fairly well sustaining for the ABV. The aroma was strong roasted ash, some chocolate. The flavor was strong ashe and roast, chocolate next. Not a great combination of flavors for me.


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