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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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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Dark, dark brew, the room grew dimmer when I opened the bottle. Used motor oil colored with a tiny thin light brown head. Wonderful scent of this mornings coffee grounds and unsweetened baking chocolate with a hint of slightly burnt toast and even more subtle traces of toffee. Wow, so many flavors going on at once, where to start? Thick and chewy, great feel, coats the mouth without being cloying. I am digging this beer! Sweet roasted malts in the lead but loads of supporting cast members, prunes, mineral salt, caramel, tannins...just so much going on here. A very well made and complex beer with layer upon layer of goodness!


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grumbo (1361) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2016
Bottle from the Bristol Beer Emporium. Pours black with a purple tint, and an average sized tan colour lasting head. Aroma is a heady mix of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, dark fruits and treacle. Medium sweetness, quite heavy on roasted bitterness. Medium/full bodied with a slick texture. Finish is of bitter dark chocolate, dry, but with a creamy edge. Quite delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (3486) - 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 (7063) - 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 (54) - 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 (449) - 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 (857) - SINGAPORE - JUN 28, 2016
8.8%ABV. Stout Poured out black. 40şSRM. 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 (6245) - 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 (2816) - 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 (769) - 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 (2354) - 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.


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