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RATINGS: 1462   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 – Double Stout.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bozoNZ (731) - Christchurch, - JUN 6, 2012
Lovely rich big choc/charflavours with a balance malt sharpness and hop bitterness. very drinkable - UCSC Tasting June 12


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ArmyDO (6) - fayetteville, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2015 does not count
Bought as a single bottle. Great black ale. A little too bitter for my taste but I prefer cream stouts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TedBell (13) - Utah, USA - APR 17, 2015
Pours a dark brown with minimal lacing on the glass. Roasted malt aroma. Bitter chocolate and coffee flavors. Dry finish. Very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PartyFowle (297) - - APR 17, 2015
Draft. Thick and dark as used oil, this stuff is an intimidating pitch black. It’s topped with one finger of silky graham cracker head that becomes a thin top layer that grips the glass in full sheets. The aroma is a enticing blend of cocoa, coffee, toast and peanuts. Each sniff reveals a solid new notes: vanilla, molasses and more. Soft sweetness; great roast character. Bigger molasses and anise in the flavor, paired with equally forceful burnt toast and charcoal. A creamy blend of dark chocolate, cream and vanilla bean adds just enough sweetness. The body’s a creamy medium, nice and velvety. Carbonation is a little high and prickly, breaking the beer into too much fizz. Some heat appears on the tongue, with accompanying warmth on the way down the throat. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
njager246 (477) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2015
Aroma of coffee and chocolate, taste is fairly creamy with a fair amount of coffee and malts, chocolate does not come through in the taste as much as the aroma, doesn’t hold on as long as some other imperial stouts, still pretty good though

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
G_Ram9 (12) - - APR 13, 2015
Very interesting brew. A little harsh at first but complex and tasty at the same time. Pours jet black like oil with a dark foamy short-lived head. Subtle flavors of chocolate, coffee, and dark malts are blended with hints of a more traditional ale taste. Definitely a sipper but worthy of savoring. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (938) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2015
Aroma of smoked malts, and hops, great looking dark brown with a lasting tan well laced head. Dry full bodied feel with a taste of smoke and malt with a mildly phenolic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3204) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2015
Sample, draught, during the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 4 2014; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of mocha head, light lacing; nose: coffee, mocha, resinous hops, pine, light burnt barley; mouth: coffee, mocha, resinous hops, pine, light burnt barley, dry finale in resinous hops with presence of coffee, below-average carbonation, quite bitter, harsh texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, en fût, lors du Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 4 octobre 2014; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse moka, légère dentelle; nez : café, moka, houblon résineux, pin, léger orge brûlée; bouche : café, moka, houblon résineux, pin, léger orge brûlée, finale sèche en houblon résineux avec présence de café, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, pas mal amère, texture rugueuse; en résumé : bien

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RickReallyBrew (45) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2015
This is a winner. Up there w Gr Divide Chocolate Yeti or Epic Big Bad Baptist. This is full throttle flavor but everything in the right proportion. Too many dark grogs mess things up by adding too much chocolate malt and it overpowers the rest of the malt. I love a beer that hits it out of the park. My heart skipped a beat or two drinking this 10 oz pour. Not a sissy bier.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlassBrass440 (215) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 6, 2015
No date on the bottle but the import sticker indicates an October 2013 import date (opened 6/4/15). Pours a dark, dark brown with hesitant brown head. Earthy, roasted aromas with some caramel sweetness. Light roast coffee. Somewhat creamy and fruity flavour with hints of chocolate and espresso. Cherries in the late palate. and Burnt sugar and coffee in the finish. Very smooth and a medium body that seems light given the flavour.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
klm1 (351) - - APR 5, 2015
Black, creamy brown head. Chocolate, roasty malts, dark fruits. Taste is rather sweet and turns roasty. Finish is smooth, rich and well balanced. No presence of the ABV at all.


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