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RATINGS: 1407   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2008
Money... Pours a dark brown with a large tan head. Lacing is great. Aroma is cocoa. Tastes of cocoa, lactose, and burnt malt. Finishes with a sweet cocoa taste. Love it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheresyourball (517) - El Cajon, California, USA - OCT 19, 2012
12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip. Pours black with large brown head. Nose is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, fruits, chocolate, and bitter coffee. Mouthfeel could be a bit thicker. Overall very balanced, good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobaidan (516) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Black as night with a tan head. Thick in body with just enough carbonation to prevent stickiness, Flavor is fantastic with tons of dark roasted malty and a touch of sour.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheGB (515) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Pours black with a dense 1/4" head. Aroma of malt, coffee, chocolate and a little anise. Full bodied with a delicious stout taste, that is big, but I think balances everything nicely.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 4, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours black, with almost no head. Smells of roasted and smoked malts, with lots of soy sauce. Tastes of smoky, salty, sweet malt, with a medium bitterness that lasts. Medium bodied, flat carbonation, oily texture. Finishes dry and bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andriesradu (513) - ROMANIA - AUG 30, 2014
Pours black with a moderate brown head. Great aroma. It has notes of chocolate, wine, biscuit sweetness, roasted malt. Flavor is heavy sweet, chocolate/nesquik, dark fruits, light wine, a bit acidic.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Definitely one of the best tasting stouts around! This brew poured up a near-black body with a one-finger bubbly head with amazing retention and lacing effects on the glass. Aromas of rum, vanilla, chocolate, espresso, dark fruits (plums, figs), roasted malts. Flavors of the same but are so well-balanced. Medium- to Full-bodied, rich and thick, smooth and creamy. Refreshingly clean finish with no harsh aftertastes whatsoever.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (511) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Drank out of the bottle. Pretty decent beer. Really nice stout, but it left me wanting a little more. Donít get me wrong this is a great stout it just leaves me wanting something more notable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SynergyXJ (510) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Bottle, #461. Black pour with minimal head but some good lacing. Strong roasted malt aroma and complex flavor including some roasted coffee. Thick, good beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Best-by 8/30/14. $2.99 single snagged up at Fairway Sav-Mor in Eastpointe, Michigan. Poured into a standard shaker pint glass. Appearance: Definition of black. Two fingers of a pretty dark tan head. A picture perfect beer after the pour... truly gorgeous. Seems to be a beer filled with floaters, as I can see a lot near the glass. My only knock on this is the lacing. Itís pretty good, but not great. Minor complaint. Smell: A pretty mild coffee and chocolate aroma at first, but as it warms, licorice comes out quite a bit. It smells sweeter as well. Roasted malts and coffee. I definitely feel like thereís more coffee in the smell than chocolate... but itís sort of like a mocha. I also trace alcohol, but itís VERY well hidden. Taste/feel: First thing I notice is a super rich mouthfeel thatís actually so thick, Iím not sure if I love it. Itís as if the thickness of the beer blocks out a bit of the flavor of the beer... but since I adore a thick mouthfeel on my stouts (who doesnít?), I donít mind that much at all, hence the score. It just feels like I want to drink more because of the thick feel, strangely enough. I keep wanting more flavor! Itís hard to pace myself. Anyway, this is a tasty beer. Semi-sweet chocolate, coffee, the roasted malts... really not picking up any of the dark fruits that I tend to get in a double stout, and thatís fine with me. 8.8% makes this a bit of a dangerous beer, as I truthfully get virtually no signs of alcohol. Thereís maybe an essence of it in the aroma, and thereís a very slight throat warming, but itís minuscule. Overall, I think this is a great beer. I believe this could be a better beer if the mouthfeel were actually a touch thinner so I could get more flavor out of the beer, but itís pretty incredible as it is. Iíd definitely buy it again.


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