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RATINGS: 1474   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (4863) - Shropshire, - OCT 4, 2012
12 Fl Oz Bottle poured at home into a Westmalle chalice on 4th Oct 2012. Black bodied beer, with a full, dark tanned creamy head. the head sadly soon fell away to a wisp and collar. Burnt ground coffee and roasted malt loaf type smell, add some dark chocolate and some walnuts: that is the nose I detected. The taste follows the aromas but with a drier, bitter feel. The hop content comes into its own in the flavours once the beer hits the back of the mouth: this adds some balance and calms down the malts a little, giving the beer a semi-kick and prevents it being too smooth or rich feeling in texture. I liked it: another Californian I’d happily have again.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorm (1700) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2015
Sort farve med mørk beige skum. Lukt av sjokolade, kaffe, lakris, bek og vanilje. Smak av sjokolade, kaffe, lakris, og vanilje. Noe bitter sjokolade-avslutning. Import.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nilsas (2255) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2015

Lukt: Kaffe, bek, lakris og mørk sjokolade.
Utseende: Sort.
Skum/kullsyre: tynt brunt skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Kaffe, lakris, sjokolade og vanilje.
Hvor: Kjøpt@Ales & Lagers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Nydt@Lokal hjemme tasting med Gorm
Medium: Flaske@350ml, ABV@8,8%, Når@25.06.2015

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
revoltingblob (4) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2015 does not count
Pour from bottle I got at Beer Mongers in Portland, Oregon 11 months ago. I bought this to age as an experiment to see if it’d get any better. Don’t remember the original fresh bottle I had so I really don’t know lol. Appearance is dark, licorice black with small head, little lacing. Nose is pretty subtle with some light malt, leather, alcohol, tobacco and a grassy other thing I can’t tell. Palate is light leather, with some subdued roasted chocolate coffee bits. Pretty nice balance. Still has good carbonation. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, really coats the mouth. A pretty nice beer all in all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tapthis (167) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Tastes of oats, some coffee and chocolate. Poors black with good carbonation and lacing. Aromas of Coffee, roasted nuts/cereal, and chocolate. Alcohol is hidden for being 8.8%

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimthechap (2036) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 24, 2015
I usually start my reviews of stouts and imperial stouts by writing: I love stout, stouty stouty stout. I do this a number of times and I mean it every time. I love stout. Inky black, chocolatey, molasses and coffee based goodness. I do, I mean it and I fucking love it, I really, really do. If I could spoon it in bed at night... I might. Make me a stout and I’ll make you a review that warms the cockles of my heart and makes the reader either think ’this chap is on something’ or ’ he’s had a few’. In both cases, yes: I am on stout and yes, I’ve had a couple of stouts tonight and they’ve been brilliant now that the weather is chucking it down outside. Let’s get on to this one. You can’t see through it. It is black, as black as jet. There is no seeing through it and no shafts of light passing through the dimple of the glass. It is impenetrably black with an ugly skim of dirty brown head on top and a lace of said ugly brown head down the glass. It is perfectly black though and I love it for it. The aroma is of dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans and carob (I hate carob). There’s also a profile of juicy ripe plum and currants, vintage port... it has perfection written all over it. The body is quite full but has a good spritzy hail of fine carbonation on the tongue and twists of astringent goodness. This contributes to a lasting finish that offers prunes, plum sauce, molasses, pumpernickel. We have a profile of dark, rich flavours that are analogous to the very best exemplars of this style. I had a learned off-sider complain to me that it is the full-flavoured heavy hitting high alcohol beers that dominate the top echelons of rated beers. Well, this is why. Chemically flavour bonds to alcohol and, in my rather simplistic view, it is easier to brew more flavourful beers in high gravity ales that have more complex mash bills and hopping profiles. Age it in barrels, it is going to be more complex, it just is. Vive la difference!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2341) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Poured from 12 oz. bottle after extensive cellaring. Opaque, near black with a 2-finger brown head and very good lacing. Aroma of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt and vanilla. Taste of chocolate, roasted coffee, vanilla and dark roasted malt. Medium/full body and medium/high carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (1540) - Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Solid stout all the way. Dark black pour. Chocolate, char, and vanilla. Taste was pretty big with booze heat, but nice milk chocolate and smokiness as well. Full bodied as appropriate. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GJF (1364) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - MAY 14, 2015
A pitch black beer with a lazing brown head. Aroma is sweet malty combined with notes of chocolate and a light note of burnt malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, chocolate, and roasted malt, leading to a bitter chocolaty finish. Good beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alex_leit (359) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAY 8, 2015
355 ml bottle. Black color whith tan foam. Aroma: hop, coffee and roasted barley, raisins and prunes, a little oxidation and brandy. Taste: powerful, buttery, roasted and hop bitterness, solid malt body, over-dried prunes, coffee, dark chocolate, brandy. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (1461) - CROATIA - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle 355 ml from Za Popen’t, Ljubljana. Pours dark brown with brown head. Roasted malts, chocolate, sweet with bitter finish. Nice.


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