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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1243) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2012
22oz bottle from Half Acre, split with dwm1034. Pours a jet black color with a tan head. Aroma a little roasty, rye, chocolate. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, roasty, chocolate, rye spicyness, with a nice rye finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Bottle from bobertkuekn in a trade. Fucking pumped for this one. Deep, dark brown in color with a small tan head. This borders on black in color. Aroma has some dark chocolate notes and slightly fruity. Taste is mainly chocolate, slight rye presence towards the finish, and a touch dry. Somehow this beer is thin and slightly chewy in texture. Strange. Rye becomes more apparent as it warms, but this is still fairly thin.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtjoseph (244) - Murderapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Pours a dark black with khaki, off white head. The head diminished rather fast leaving a thin film on top of the beer. The aroma is a lot of chocolate with a little bit of roasted malt and just a hair of rye, most of which is masked by the chocolate. Surprisingly thin bodied based on the appearance, this beer imparts a rather sticky mouthfeel which wasn’t expected. Chocolate dominates the flavors with some muted rye that comes though in the finish after some bittersweet chocolate notes. As it warms, the rye becomes more present on the nose and mid palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekoerper (594) - Iowa, USA - OCT 24, 2011
Rich chocolate nose, caramel and roast malts, coffee, moderately sweet, more dark chocolate. Pours black, three finger creamy tan head, excellent retention and thick lacing. Flavor is a great balance between chocolate, roast, and hops. Rich chocolate malty notes, coffee, fairly sweet, toffee, spicy and earthy, firm bitterness. Creamy texture, full body, medium carbonation. This is a really nice stout.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JoePeesie (915) - 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.

4.3
   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!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhiner41 (187) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (5502) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (10658) - , 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (7180) - 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.


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