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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A hearty roasted stout with the hints of Java and a rich dark chocolate sweetness. Gold Medal Winner 1997 Great American Beer Festival. Bronze Winner 1995. Silver Medal Winner 1999.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gnoff (7460) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2012
Draught at Heartland (Empire State Building, NYC), on January 30, 2012
Clear, very dark red to black color, light brown head. Smooth, fruity, clean, coffee, very nice taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Coffee, sweet scent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 5, 2012
On tap. Pours with a deep brown body with some orange highlights. Lasting (possibly nitro?) tan head. Aromas are of coffee, nutty, bready, cocoa, espresso, earthy, dusty and perhaps a twist of orange peel. Flavors are bready, nutty, earthy cocoa. Very mild roast. Smooth. A bit watery though. Nice malt character, a touch of leather, medium to light bodied, creamy. Easy drinking.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilBeerDoctor (3370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2011
On tap at the midtown location. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, stale coffee, sweet malt. Flavor is roasted, bitter, and chalky. Smooth palate. Decent oatmeal stout, nothing I’m writing home about. 7/4/6/3/13 (3.3/5)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (4670) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2011
on tap at Midtown HB site. Good off white head. Clear deep amber pour. Quite nice

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricyclist (536) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Taken from notes... Black color, thick and rich half finger tan head with good lacing. Nose is roasted malts and dark chocolate. Taste is a bitter sweetness with good oatmeal, flavors of dark chocolate and raisins, black licorice and anise with sweetness

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Sample @ Heartland Times Square. Pours opaque with large foamy head even in the 4oz sample glass. Chocolate aroma; chocolate flavor. Quite drinkable, and very good, but maybe thinner than I expect from a stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (3510) - Holbæk, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2011
Draught at Radio City. Dark brown with a brown head. Flavor heavy malty, roasted, light burnt, dark chocolate. Flavor medium sweet and bitter, perfect balanced. Medium body, slight thin. Bravo.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2348) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2011
Tap at Empire St. Building location. Pours a dark black with tan head. Some lacing. Roasty nose. Flavor of coffee and chocolate. Seemed relatively light-bodied. Smooth mouthfeel. 1st time Kara sampled a stout. She’ll stay with the IPA’s.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (6416) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2011
Sample @ Heartland Midtown West, New York, NY
Pours dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, oatmeal and chocolate. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is light to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matmatmat (82) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 14, 2011
On tap at Union Square. Half pint of deep dark chocolate, with a light thin head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate with a rich velvety texture. Flavor is initially sweet like caramel on warm bread and finished with a coffee bitterness. Delicious!


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