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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
A dry, all-malt stout balanced with Oregon Willamette and Yakima Clusters hops. We use six different grains in the brewing of this dark masterpiece.

12 oz. version, which is filtered, is brewed at Shipyard Brewing in Portland; 22 oz. version, which is not filtered and only sold locally, is brewed at Gritty McDuff’s in Freeport

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrinkinWell (389) - - APR 30, 2014
Pours jet black with caramel colored head and little noticeable lacing. Earthy tobacco on the nose. Hints of roasted coffee beans and chocolate. Medium carbonation; pretty dry. Not the greatest stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Spiceboy (10) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2015
This is the closest American Stout I’ve had to my Gold Standard(Guinness Draught:) Just wish I could get it in PA as I’ve only had this Maine brewed beer in the New England area.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kaser (5193) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2015
This one is drinkable. Black with white head. Oatmeal and milk. Poured from draft at the Grittys taproom in Portland Maine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2015
LSAT Freedom Trip #48. Nitro at the Auburn location. Dark brown, large creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of roasted malts, oats, chocolate. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, oats, mild nuttiness. Thin-medium bodied, low carbonation, dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (4058) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Sample at brewpub. Pours black with a khaki head. Slight roasted malt note on the nose. Fairly malty on the tongue with some roast notes. Could use some more hoppiness for balance. Kind of one note. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
woodychevy (810) - - OCT 2, 2015
Bottle from portland- drank at home with friends. Decent stout- nothing special. Pretty well balanced- not overly sweet. All the right stout notes but much better stout readily available. Once and done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (4707) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2015
Une bouteille de 22 oz, cadeau de Frank. Stout noir avec une belle mousse et une tenue des plus solides. Au nez, parfums secs de malts rôtis, de fumée de torréfaction, de cacao et de caramel. Au goût, les saveurs sont agréables sans être extrêmement intéressantes. Un élément terreux se rajoute au tableau des parfums et saveurs déjà repérés. En bouche, j’ai l’impression d’un liquide au corps moyen-faible avec un pétillement normal et une texture un peu légère. La finale est sèche, rôtie et terreuse. Pas si mal. Très simple. Tout de même facile à boire.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16315) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. Close to black in the glass, topped by a dense, two-finger beige head. The aroma is quite roasted, close to bonfire, with some chocolate and coffee grit. It’s dry on the palate, still it feels sort of milk stout sweet. Roasted bitterness, some hops, prunes and a good dash of burnt malts. Very smooth on the palate, medium body. Long burnt finish. Quite lovely. 151609

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (10584) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2015
Draught @ Gritty McDuff’s Brew Pub, Portland, ME
Pours dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, lactose sugar and hint of ash. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long chocolate, coffee and caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BunchABeer (30) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a small light-brown head. Aroma and flavour of smoke, coffee, roasted malt and caramel. Thin palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
demannu (330) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Spicy licorice flavor with an off putting burnt characteristic. Actually makes my tongue tingle almost like my taste buds are trembling in fear of having to experience another sip. Extremely light and empty body.

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