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RATINGS: 164   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 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 (4184) - 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 (5339) - 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 (1909) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1886) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2011
Tap @ Sheffields. Another good brew bt HA. Pours a dark brown to black with a quickly fading head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and a touch of rye. The rye is definitely present in the taste with malty chocolate, coffee and a bit of tobacco. Nice dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1355) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Bottle. Pour is deep dark brown with a light brown tan head. Aroma is mostly roasted malt and light milk chocolate with hints of light pine hop and a faint rye-like sweetness. Flavor is also loaded with roasted malt, light chocolate and a faint rye component. Finish is very clean and dry. A little light on body but a very good drink for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4128) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2011
Apr 30 @ DLD. Poures deep brown with a dense tanned head leaving some lace. Stouty, fruity sweet, roasted soapy aroma and flavor. Medium body. Very nice fryity and tart finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
luttonm (2774) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2011
Bottle from Chicago. Thanks to the beer store guys for pointing this one out. Perfect brown-stout pour with slight hazy head. Nutty-roast nose, Full dry-bitter sip. Dry body, but extremely tasty. Rye and nutty taste, some sweetness and stickiness. Really tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8938) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 24, 2011
651mL thanks to kingkong on BA or someone cool I traded with. The pour is a clear deep amber looking black in the glass. A large, dense, sheen, Black IPA head erupts and sticks with massive retention. Leaves layers of webby and sheety lace. Aroma is earthy, floral, grassy, roast, lemon, sweet berries, spiced rum. Taste is soft, roasty, bitter, easy to drink: lemon tart, coffee roast, praline, nutty bitter, earth, dirt, caraway seed. Excellent silky, robust, bitter palate. Soft carbonation. Says 6.5% but feels like 8% almost. A nice treat!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2011
22oz bottle purchased from west lakeview. finally getting a chance to try this... pours a deeper shade of a cola blackish hue, somewhat effervescent with a high level of carbonation, and topped with lively yet quickly dissipating film of a foamy tan head.... aroma has notes of powdered cocoa and and a bready rye roastedness. bitter-sweet milk chocolate. pretty solid actually coming from a standard stout... flavors have an above average level of rye that meshes well with the roasty qualities of the brew. chocolate and cocoa throught the middle and finishes on a fairly bitter hop note which i thought would have faded by now. really a fan of how pronounced the rye is in the flavor as opposed to the nose. body is a touch thin the bitterness gives it an extra oomph towards the finish. leaves an oaty type of feel on the backend after all is said and done. solid.

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