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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Beer of the Ancients! Barley (Egyptian), Wheat (Mesopotamian), Oats (Egyptian), Amaranth (Aztec), Quinoa (Incan), Spelt (Mesopotamian), and Kamut (Egyptian) sustain the soul with a nutrients cultivated through the millennia. Finished with 15 pounds of cold-pressed Stumptown Hairbender espresso. Unlock the mystery entombed in darkness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9380) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2011
22 oz. bottle via trade with curly- thanks, Jason! Pours a clear, deep, dark brown-copper color with a finger-thick tan head. Aroma of dry coffee, roasted malts, toast, chocolate, oats, and brown sugar. Flavor of coffee, earth, toast, bitter dark chocolate, oats, and a good amount of grains. Light-medium bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation and a roasty mouthfeel. This was a pleasant surprise, as I did not expect it to be as good as it wound up being. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2011
On tap @ Alibi. Pours darkest brown with a small beige head. Aroma is roasted malt. Smooth and a little rich on the palate with a crisp and slightly dry coffee roast finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks, Matt. Pours a near black color with a thin tan head and a bit of a collar as the small head settles down. The nose brings forward a pretty good amount of coffee plus a nice bit of roasted malt. Fairly-strong roast throughout. The taste carries this a bit further and is almost a bit too roasty without much else in the way of complexity. Slight coffee presence, but that’s about it. Feel is pretty good with a medium body. Overall, a pretty decent beer though there wasn’t anything all that special about it. I liked their IPA much more. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-04-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2011
Pours black with a tan head to it. Has a coffee and toasted malt smell to it. Toasted malts and bitter coffee make up the flavor. It’s pretty solid but I wish it had a bit more body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
patricks110 (2419) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 13, 2011
A good stout definately. The pour is black with little light getting through. A thin half finger of tan head caps the body. The aroma is mildly roasted with a dark chocolate and coffee present. Not too much here. The body is medium to full with a watery mouthfeel. The middle is malty with oats and a light roasted taste. The finish is slightly bitter with a moderate amount of coffee. A pretty good stout, but not the best I’ve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewchacho4 (71) - Vancouver, WA, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2011
On tap at HUB. Dark brown, almost black, with a thin, dissipating tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, a hint of smokiness, and light hops. Flavor is chocolatey and sweet on the forefront from the malts, then finishes with a nice, toasty espresso bitterness. I can really taste the Stumptown in this, but it’s not too overpowering. It’s almost like they took a regular dry stout and poured a straight shot of espresso in it, giving it loads of added flavor, but not taking away from the beer’s previous qualities. Very well balanced and drinkable. Overall, not the best coffee-infused stout I’ve ever had, but certainly a fine example and a staple brew for HUB.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 29, 2011
This smells fantastic. Solid dark malts and STRONG coffee. A bit of licorice too. Not much head. Pretty dark, clear. You can really taste the malts and the coffee, its very smooth and creamy. That oatmeal really shines. The coffeee flavour lasts on and on. Maybe just a touch too much coffee here? Pretty good stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VertBaconStrips (2318) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - MAR 26, 2011
How good would this have been WITHOUT the coffee added? Much better I would guess. Then again, maybe it needed coffee added. Mystery!!!! Pours out black with a thin tan head that leaves thin ropy lacing and an oily finish on the glass. The nose is mainly coffee with rich chocolate, plenty of roast and oatmeal and yea, this is pretty much all malts. Wait.. after a sit I can find some odd type of mint. The taste is pretty good and heavily coffee’d with thick rich chocolate following close behind. Some sweetness and softness happens throughout. Tons of malts, some bitterness balances this out. Roast and some grains. More bitterness now, mostly from the coffee or choc I’d guess. Medium bodied, plenty of zippy carbonation. Long roasted blend finish. Pretty good brew but forgettable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (3327) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2011
650ml brown bottle. Dark brown colour, near black, some deep ruby hues show through. Beige head is creamy and thick. Decent lace. Aroma is rich, roasty coffee. Flavour has notes of chocolate, roasty barley, coffee, earth. Nice earthy, roasty and coffee laced finish, light hit of hops. Lingering coffee aftertaste. Dry, very smooth mouthfeel, medium body, mid level fine bubbled carbonation. Nice coffee stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2011
Pours black with a thin beige head. Great aroma. Milk chocolate dominates but is also accompanied by subtle hops. Very complex. The malt profile is very impressive. Rich and full flavoured. Chocolate is very strong in the flavour. But, Not as strong as the very bold coffee flavour. It is fantastic. The stout is rich and inviting with a lot of complexity. The carbonation is a little high but other than that this is an excellent stout. An almost perfect example of the style. I think with some time to age this stout could be phenomenal.

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