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RATINGS: 1341   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 Ė Double Stout.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (439) - Iowa, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle. Very black with tan head. Nose is raisins, rum, chocolate, brown sugar. Taste is also a little chocolate and dark fruits. Good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamalr (10) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Nice dark chocolate nose. Black pour with tan head. Aroma is rum soaked raisins drenched in brown sugar. Flavour brings out burnt malts with dark fruits. The finish is burnt with some alcohol warmth. Great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomer (1644) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 27, 2014
At a tasting, thanks teddybeer, creamy bubbly light brown head, very long lasting, aroma of soy, caramel candy and roasted coffee, flavour of dark burned caramel, roasted coffee, charred notes and dark chocolate, creamy mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Very nice to sip.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tmzl (82) - SLOVENIA - MAR 20, 2014

Look: Pours with huge, thick (small bubbles), creamy, dark mocha head, itís gorgeous. Leaves some sticky lacing when it goes down, otherwise good, slow, mountainous retention. Top layer that stays is very thick, creamy and leaves some random lacing when you drink. Colour is clear, dark with brown hue (but canít really see through).

Smell: Milk chocolate is the story for this one. Combined with dark fruits (currant), deep roast, medium sweet caramel and light smoke presence. This sweet malt mix is very pleasant, soft, it hugs you like a little child - warm, milky and sweet. Also some light lemon, hey hops with a hint of floral.

Taste: Dark fruits (currant mostly) still there, but tuned down. Milk chocolate still the most dominant. The middle medium sweetness consists mostly with milk chocolate and pleasant lighter roast and light coffee. Ends with medium (mostly roasted and some milk chocolate notes) bitterness and some hop presence, pine and citrus mucus. Stays for a while, gets sharp and slightly unpleasant in the after-taste - quite the opposite from the milky, warm, hugging character in the smell. Alcohol well incorporated, also some light sour and very light metallic notes here and there.

Mouthfeel: Full light-heavy body, creamy but not as smooth as one would hope, carbonation maybe a bit to crisp, semi-dry finish.

Overall: Itís an interesting beer, has it strong points but there are also some things that bother me, the aggressive bitterness ruins the whole image of milky, warm beer that is created in the smell. It starts as a very balanced, smooth, pleasant but then kicks you. Maybe that works for some. Is this the real life?

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RumRunner101 (743) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 18, 2014
Black pour with tan head. Aroma is rum soaked raisins drenched in brown sugar. Flavour brings out burnt malts with dark fruits. The finish is burnt with some alcohol warmth. Great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (560) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle, nice black pour, nice finger of ye old chocolate head, nice looking beer. Aroma, roasted malts, some bitter hops, anise, and a hint of dark fruit. Taste, fairly hoppy, a little but of sweetness, light roasted malts thatís gets bit more enchanted as the glass warms, somewhat earthy with a medium bitter aftertaste. Nice stuff!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (2456) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle at home from GBBF 2013. St patricks day. Opaque black colour with some red hues with a big tan head that fades but sticks around. Aroma is an initial blast of coco and lactose sweetness, later the aroma comes ashy roast carbonation and a touch soapy. Flavour is rich dark chocolate, ashy acrid roast that is smoothed out with cream lactose. Palate is silky smooth and full and a touch milky. soft carbonation. Lingering roast a bit rough round the edges. Later some low fruits berries come out and add to the complexity. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerathon (1103) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Mouth feel- velvety. Color- black, with cocoa head and lacing. Nose- chocolate, coffee, cream, coffee. Big huge maltiness! Great bitter hop notes too. Yeah, beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mchengcit (9) - - MAR 14, 2014 does not count
caramel, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, black, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel,average carbonation, bitter,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2085) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Black pour. Small tan head. Lacing. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Taste is the same with a bit of warmth in the finish.


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