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RATINGS: 1543   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tfratzke (97) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Opaque black in color. Brownish tan head. Aroma of stale coffee, cola. Taste of bitter cola, hint of chocolate with burnt coffee. Finishes dry. Doesn’t seem like an 8%+ beer. Very good.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (3407) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2016
September 25, 2015. Bottle at SBWF.
Black with a medium sized tan head. Aroma is roasted malts with some cocoa and coffee, light toffee sweetness, some licorice. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Finish is slightly dry, ashy bitterness, some cocoa, hints of coffee, sweet caramel and licorice with a light salty note. Medium bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (7011) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Bottle sourced from the rot box. Deep brown pour with a tiny khaki head that quickly fades. Aroma of chocolate syrup. Kinder Bueno candies. Some toasted nut, nougat. Mellow earthy char. Flavor is nicely balanced sweet / earthy. Chocolate covered espresso beans. Umami notes - mild salt and soy. Toasted grain. Mild bitterness. Inky and oily. Full bodied. Quite nice.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GoddamnNoise (41) - Pontevedra, SPAIN - JUL 13, 2016
Aroma: medium intensity. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, hints of chocolate. , liquorice. Appearance: black color, totally opaque. Tan-light brown head made of very creamy foam made of tiny bubbles. Average head thickness. Above average retention (a medium centimeter thick layer of foam remains over the beer and doesn’t disappear). Very nice Brussels’ lace. Taste: low-to-medium sweetness, medium bitterness, no sourness. Roasted malts, black chocolate, hints of coffee. Palate: medium body, watery-to-oily texture, average carbonation, long dry bitter finish of dark chocolate and roasted malts with hints of coffee. Overall: Nice appearance, Aromas and flavors of roasted malts, dark chocolate, hints of coffee, long dry bitter finish of dark chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OminouSC2 (424) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2016
Dark brown color. Raosted malt with coffee aromas. Taste of burnt malt, chocolate and some coffee-like bitterness. Light bitter finish. Would have liked a thicker body.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (816) - SINGAPORE - JUN 28, 2016
8.8%ABV. Stout Poured out black. 40ºSRM. Nose has dark fruit, liniment, smoke, dark honey. Mouthfeel is light. Palate has smoke, charcoal, oatmeal, wheat malt, flour, Finish is carbon like. A little light on on the finish and maybe even a little plastic-like, but this may be a function more of the expiry than the actual beer. Would love to taste a fresh one, though I can’t be sure it’ll be better.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (6148) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2016
Bottle from de Molen web shop cons 2016-06-27, England-Iceland 1-2 after first period AR: rich milk chocolate, wee mocca AP: dark ruby, stouty sand brown thick lid F: rich dark milk chocolate, bitter, dry, tar, carcole, after 10 min less agressive, smoother, caramel, wee vanilla

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (2759) - SPAIN - JUN 13, 2016
Bottle 35,5cl. @ Cerveceria Internacional, Seville, Spain. A: Dark brown. T: Roasted malt, chocolate, licorice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (699) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2016 On tap at St. Augustine’s. Almost black, brown head. Aroma is berries, dark fruits, roasted malt. Taste is liquorice, roasted malt, berries and alcohol (heh) notes. Burnt malt aftertaste. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (2318) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2016
Black with a beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, hint of anise, fig. Full bodied, slightly creamy mouthfeel, roasty on the palate with a long, bittersweet chocolate finish. Taste is dark chocolate, anise, roasted malts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
humlelala (1298) - DENMARK - MAY 16, 2016
(35 cl bottle courtesy of Tsekouratos, cheers! BBD: July 16th 2016) Poured at fridge temperature (meter says 15 degrees at the surface) into a stemmed burgundy glass reveals a pitch black body with two fingers of tan head that subside after about a minute leaving film and some nice lace. Aroma is of course roasted malt but it does have something a bit unorthodox to it, which might well be earthy notes from the Target hops and fruity esters mentioned in the description. In the mouth the beer strikes you as having an oily texture with a medium body, a soft carbonation and a protracted bitter, roasted finish. As regards the flavour sweetness is not pronounced and seem to be playing a balancing second fiddle to the roastedness and hoppiness of the beer, which are themselves moderated. Alcohol is quite upfront. Decent and drinkable.


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