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RATINGS: 1530   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
__Rb81 (559) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours black with a beige head. Sweet aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee. Taste is more bitter, hard roasted, burned, bitter malts, dark chocolate, coffee, hoppy bitter dry ending, full, creamy, chocolate aftertaste. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2016
Rating #1559 -20.03.2015 - Birthday Brew Tour Stop #3 - On tap at Green Flash. Beautiful dark brown pour with a fairly foamy tan head with mild lacing. Aroma is earth, molasses, soft fruits. Taste is bubbly mouth feel, bold earth and coffee layered with hints of vanilla and chocolate, plum, raisin, currant. Very Belgian-esque, but pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mdbeerfan (17) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2015
Tried in bottle at Cuginis in poolesville. Pours black with a thin right of tan head . Smells of pleasent chcolate notes . Slight carbination mouthfeel with ocolate notes, but not overly sweet. lightly bready taste with some coffee. Very pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinator (1790) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Nice malty aroma with chocolate. Good dark color with a bold head. Full body from the oats. Flavors were hoppy chocolate and some roasted coffee but not too much. Malty Flavors came out at the end. Hops level was above average.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redbeered (46) - GREECE - DEC 7, 2015
bottle ..pours a deep brown black with a nice full deep tan head that leaves lacings......strong coffee and roasty notes, a little chocolate, a hint of dried fruit and moss....light sweetness, well rounded bitterness....strong sense of dark chocolate....carbonation light... in general very well balanced with a satisfying warm bitter finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingaugusta (176) - Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Pours near black with a medium brown head. nose is a pleasant cup of coffee with a little sweetness and a touch of hops.flavor burst on the palate with rich coffee, dark chocolate, and a good balance of hop bitterness with a touch of alcohol. not unique or exceptional but definitely a well-made stout.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ARH (1093) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2016 12oz bottle, poured into a snifter. The aroma is that of sweet chocolate syrup with a faint cola and coffee backing note, by the end of the drink, a shortbread cookie character shows up. The hue is a deep, rich molasses brown topped by a brown sudsy head with a mild, dense fuzz that has very good retention, and a dense, messy, abundant web lace. The taste is highly sweet with a medium bitter compliment. The texture is thick with a creamy foam carbonation and a full body. The flavor profile is sweet chocolate and caramel with dark, sugary fruits (dates?) and a finish that?s syrupy smooth by a crisp crescendo of clean, fresh pine, caramel, and cola. The aftertaste is mildly smokey with bitter coffee grounds and a light, bittersweet cocoa powder that turns bread crust and coffee and has a mild astringent, mellow lingering.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (1168) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2015
Pours opaque black with a modest brown head. Aroma is cocoa and slight roast. Taste is roast malts, slight coffee, slight dates, some peat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TattooJack (429) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Poured from 2 bottles from a variety pack, looks jet black with a small tan collar. Taste was mellow, not as sweet as I was expecting (+), strong and gritty, did I mention strong.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tessic (1023) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2015
This stout poured a deep black colour with a very brown, creamy head. Scents include smoke, coffee and wieners. First swig was quite strong with really roasted flavours and tastes of coffee, and a little cocoa. Finish is really burnt with a lingering flavour of Melloids cough drops.


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