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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Robust and warming, this stout has hints of coffee and dark chocolate. A complex variety of roasted malts, and moderate hopping temper the pleasant sweetness of this brew. This special batch lurked in our cellar until our brewers felt it was worthy of its name.


jar72404's rating

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - OCT 11, 2012
Bomber. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is roasty and chocolate. Flavor is roasty and chocolate. Solid RIS.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (3206) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2016
12oz bottle from trade. Pours black with a finger of creamy dark tan head. Aroma of rich caramel, chocolate, roasted malts, sweet dark fruit, soy sauce, and some booziness. Taste of black charred malts, burnt coffee, bittersweet chocolate, earth, and a vanilla/caramel finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinsenn (1993) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2016
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Dark fruit and roasty aroma. Nice dark fruit taste with berries, chocolate, and coffee. Dry roasty bitter finish. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10110) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 5, 2016
Complex malt character between dark roast, chocolate, bitterness and dark fruits. Drank smooth but a slightly harsher finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (5214) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle pour at the source. The beer is a thick brown with a khaki head of foam. The aroma has licorice and burnt toffee. Some caramel and raisin as well. More of a bitter stout. Big body and lower carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (2084) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Dark cherry, chocolate, nutty, woodsy. Black with a somewhat lasting beige head. Dry, earthy, deep roasty bitterness. Full bodied.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HellesBunny666 (243) - Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Slightly smoky and coffee aromas. Chocolate, vanilla, oak, roasty, a little sweetness from the vanilla beans. Dry.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zickbeer_ye (441) - Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Smooth roasty cocoa and malt with some warm vanilla. Light brown head and very dark body. Flavors of roasty cocoa and earthy dry malt with minor vanilla. Smooth and dry on the palate.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TylerGreenDC (792) - - JAN 22, 2016
Draft. Not much aroma. Lots of coffee flavor, kind of a dark-roasted Pacific coffee. Not much chocolate or layers. The alcohol is well-hidden and the finish is strikingly clean. But otherwise, kind of average.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2016
Draft at the brewery during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours black-brown with a thick, tan foam head. Decent beer, with a bit of chewy tar, sugary chocolate, light roast, molasses. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with light earthy bitterness, torched wood, chocolate, vanilla, dark bread. Good stuff on the whole.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Thanks for the chicken broth -tuxedo cat .. . Dark black .. Decent foam . . Roast and toast, mouth is full .. Really good stout, nutcracker means business


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