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RATINGS: 1530   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2008
Sludgy dark brown. Aroma is very chocolatey, somewhat acidic with some prominent ethanol, lightly smoky. Flavor is sweet and full with tons of roastines backe up by more wispy smokiness. Lightly fruity, but not as much as expected from deScription. Very meaty body. Relatively lightly bitter finish. Very roasty but avoids the overly smoky trap.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 23, 2008
Dark color. Smell of caramel, coffee, chocolate, hops, bubble gum, roasted malt, bread, brown sugar and raspberries. Taste of caramel, coffee, dark chocolate, hops, roasted malt, bread, brown sugar and raspberries. Very enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omikr0n (841) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown to black color with very nice tan to brown head. Aroma is wood, roast, grass, cocoa powder, hops, rust. Flavor is roast, licorice, wood, cocoa powder, raisin, more on the bitter side. Slightly alcoholic aftertaste. Really nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holy (837) - GERMANY - FEB 4, 2012
On tap, shared with quiznoaz. The label says ’Double Stout’ and ’Black Ale.’ That’s enough to thoroughly confuse me, but I’ve never claimed to be a smart one... What do you do with a beer that has identity issues? Drink that bitch. That’s what.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blom (837) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2008
Black with a low brown head. Beautiful vanilla aroma with further notes of coffee and chocolate. The flavours are very balanced, primarily sweet like café latte, roasted malts and oak. Nice mouthfeel too. Very nice!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2014
On tap at Mayor of Old Town. Appearance: slight and creamy brown head, great lace, beautiful deep brown-black color. Aroma: chocolate, sweet malts, roast, hints of licorice, coffee. Palate: creamy texture, lasting bitter finish, soft creamy texture, full body. Taste: sweet transitioning to dark chocolate bitter. Overall, very very smooth and well balanced, one of my new favorites for the style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle
Appearance: Pitch black with lacing big khaki head
Aroma: Coffee, semi-sweet chocolate
Taste: Semi-sweet chocolate, some subtle fruit
Palate: Slight earthy bitterness, dry, slightly bitter yet smooth finish
Overall: I think this smooths with age since I remember it being more bitter (or could be my palate). Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TeamTrappist (831) - jericho, New York, USA - APR 6, 2008
Tap at Blind Tiger. Tried both the cask and the draft, this is the draft rating. Poured nice and dark, almost black.Smelled and tasted coffee, and nuts, with a nice big bitter finish. Medium -full bodied, and very tasty. A good solid stout.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stantheman (831) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2009
UPDATED: APR 18, 2015 Right up there with the really good stouts. Thick medium brown head. Coffee and chocolate notes that are probably just very well roasted barley. Nice finish. Very pleasant overall.

April 18, 2015 on tap at John B Pub in Coquitlam. Still a great impy stout. I don’t have an Old Rasputin available at the moment for a side by side comparison, but I doubt it is the equal of that venerable brew. Damn good, though!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark brown/black with a creamy tan head . Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malts. Flavour is mainly coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts and maybe some liquorice also. Well balanced sweetness, and smooth texture. Nice.


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