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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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9374) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2013
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of chocolate, rye bread, roast, and floral. Tastes of chocolate, rye, roast, and light coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle is probably 6-7 months old. Pours murky brown/black with tall tan head. Aroma is stale coffee, rose petal, some chocolate. Taste is sweet cocoa nib with a bit of bitter coffee and floral notes as well. Got even more complex as it warmed. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9843) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle... Pours dark brown with a small, creamy, khaki head. The malty, vinous aroma boasts dark chocolate and red wine. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and modest carbonation. The flavor is deeply roasted and bitter - 85% cacao chocolate stands out. Lengthy, scorched, burnt-cocoa finish. Bottle courtesy of newcigarz!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
keepersj12 (2814) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2014
This is a very special brew. Starts out like a sweet stout but the hops take a bigger profile after a while. Perfect look, black with a tan head. Very good indeed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8184) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Bomber. Pours hazy dark blackish with 2-finger frothy tan head. Nose is roasty dark malt, cacao, big resiny hops. Tastes dark malty, with notes of cacao, pine, hops, and brown sugar. Medium palate heft. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3597) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle from craft ale house. Pours black with a half inch of khaki foam. Has a bit of citrus on the nose. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Leans slightly to hoppiness on the tongue. Finishes clean. Solid effort.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2755) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2014
The beer is black with an inch of beige cap. The aroma brings big dark roast, chocolate, light spice, a touch of hops. The flavor offers a big roasted malt and chocolate bill with hints of coffee and smoke. Rye character emerges mid to late palate and really adds a nice touch. Medium to full bodied and smooth. A delicious beer. I’d have this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3682) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2014
On tap at mikkeller. Black with tan head. Aroma roasted, vinous with strong coffee notes. Taste has coffee, mild tanginess, roasted notes with high bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11805) - DENMARK - MAY 11, 2014
Tap @ Mikkeller. Black with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium bitter, liquorice, hop, medium sweet and grapefruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (12343) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2014
Tap @ Mikkeller, Viktoriagade. Black with a small light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 010514

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (7433) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2014
Draught. Low fluffy and quickly disappearing white head. Hazy dark orange body. Relavively sour and bitter malt grass aroma and flavor with low carbonation and long finish. Hints of banana in the aroma.

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