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RATINGS: 1534   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Melker's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Melker (249) - Göteborg, - OCT 23, 2012
What a nice looking beer! Black liquid and a pretty big kinda brown head. Nice aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, espresso and liquorice. Taste is bitter chocolate and roasted malt, some hoppy bitterness also.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
humlelala (1273) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p (3024) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2016
Bottle at home. Aroma is heavily roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, touch of liquorice and some hops. Flavour is medium sweet with a roasty bitter finish. Body is a bit above medium. Nicely roasty dark chocolate Imperial Stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (1053) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 11, 2016
0.355l bottle. Pitch black body, light brown head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and some reisins. Taste of chocolate, coffee, floral hops and some plums. Quite bitter. Both because of the hops and the roasted malts. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Deep dark body. Aromas of bitter chocolate/espresso. Full flavored chocolate/coffee with a bite.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Werckmeister (1837) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 22, 2016
0,355l bottle at home. BB 03.09.2016. black color, small dark coffee-colored head. smells lightly sour, coffee, bitter chocolate, earthy, lactic, licorice, light vanilla, marzipan, toffee. nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of milk chocolate, coffee, light vanilla, light roast, light sour, lactic, marzipan. finishes lightly roasted and creamy with notes of vanilla and some milk chocolate. very good one, great balance.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gespuccian (82) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2016
Aroma is dark roast malt, cocoa, some oat. Black in color, some tan head. Taste is full, sweeter than expected, but not at all cloying. Coffee, baker’s chocolate, roast. Mouthfeel is very smooth, from the oats, slight bitterness, but finish is not as dry as expected for a stout. Overall, a very good stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (1519) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2016
Bottle from The Bottle Lab, Leek. Pours a black colour with a foamy mocha head. Aroma of chocolate, cocoa, oats, some roasted malts, slight caramel, a little coffee and subtle vanilla. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, oats, some roasted malts, slight caramel, a little coffee, dark fruits and subtle soy sauce. Full bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, cocao bitterness in the finish. A full flavoured imperial stout, lots of roasted and chocolatey flavours. Less alcoholic than it is and perfectly balanced. Lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosskie (695) - NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2016
Pitch black, white head. Smell is liquorice, wood, hint of vanilla, resin, dark fruit, spices. Taste is full and bold, wood, coffee, chocolate, with a smooth wood finish. Like old furniture, nice. Pure chocolate, smooth and oily, delicious beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnGalt1 (1434) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 7, 2016
pitch black brew with a nice looking dark brown head that sports great lacing and okay retention. Roasty malt and some mild coffee... enough mild maltiness to help carry the dark malts.. a bit of dark cherry essence to add to the complexities.. Dry dark bittersweet cocoa... roasty and a good dark profile midpalate shows with some decent sweetness... pretty rich.. finishes with a bit of brownie batter essence and dark fruits.. a bit of spicy hops with warmth, but the hops are definitely subdued for a Pacific stout... Medium body... not quite thick enough for the style IMO... but carbonation is about right...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robforbes (2138) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2016
Pours black with a large tan head and very good lacing. Smell of chocolate, coffee, and a little smoke. Taste is of cocoa, coffee, and roasted malt.


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