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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Big, but not huge, this American Chocolate Rye Stout fires off a lot of coffee and chocolate notes. Balances well, but rides high on hop character at 60 IBU’s while the Rye finishes it dry.

A specialty brew. Grab it when you see it. 7% ABV.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JoePeesie (904) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2011
A completely average rye stout. The upfront hop profile was a nice touch fresh, but still left this beer a bit of a disappointment.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2011
(22oz bottle courtesy of jcnd9803. Thanks Jon!). Pours dark brown/rootbeer color with thin tan head. Aroma of big chocolate, coffee, caramel and a bit of pepper. Taste is sweet with some peppery notes and some roasty bitterness. Full bodied with oily/sticky texture. Roasty finish. Really nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhiner41 (185) - La Grange, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Slight hop aroma and flavor. Tastes kind of like burned carmel. No head, black in color. No burn from alcohol. Smooth texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (5262) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. Dark brown with a nice tan head. This could be a porter. Molasses and chocolate in the nose and it is nice. Big coffee and rye are tasted but then it changes to a more sour flavor. The rye remains and some vanilla is noted. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (9986) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Bottle. Pours black. Brown head. Nose/taste of rye, chocolate malt, cocoa, light spicy hops and vanilla. Slight spicy hop finish with lots of rye and cocoa and a slight dryness. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6690) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 25, 2011
Bomber. Pours a very dark almost black color with a medium foamy light brown head. The aroma is grains, certainly some rye and chocolate. The flavor is interesting; three main stages here: first a rich chocolate and cocoa stout, then spicy and earthy rye followed by citrus and bitter hops. Interesting. Quite drinkable. Very earthy and smooth. A nice rich palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 17, 2011
22 oz bottle from beernbourbon, thanks man. Dark brown with a huge, foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted chocolate malt, coffee and some pine. Flavor is dry, roasty malt with a fairly strong bitterness, spicy rye and a some light coffee hints. Medium body with average carbonation and a dry, chalky mouth feel. This is a great stout, the hops and rye are subtle but create a unique beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4185) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2011
Bottle shared with RB/BA folk... Poured near black with an off-white head. This was great with wonderful rye depth, some smokey tones and a mild bitterness. Body was medium with a chalky malt character and dark fruit tones all the way through to the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nimbleprop (5413) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2011
22oz bottle pours an oily, opaque black with a creamy, tan head. Nice malty nose, crackers, pumpernickel bread, spicy, toasty. Flavor is sweet, malty, bready, toast, spicy rye. Full bodied, chalky, sweet finish. Awesome mouthfeel. The rye really comes through at every stage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rubbishystuff (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2011
At Small bar on Fullerton. Pretty decent stout. Strong roasted flavor. A little on the drier side. Coffee flavors. A little spiciness from the rye. Serving: Tap

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