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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2010
Thanks sebletitje for the share. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Nose is licorice, roast, earth, coffee, and bitterness. Flavor is similar with a roasty bitterness and a sweet, earthy coffee bringing up the rear. Medium bodied and enjoyable overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6641) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 30, 2010
BA trade and yet another amazing surprise. This is light and loaded with goodness. pours dark brown, tan/mocha head. Aroma, lots of malts; chocolate, roast, coffee. Flavors, tons of chocolate goodness, from nice cocoa nibs to a mesh of dark chocolate, hints of roast and coffee. Although the palate is light it packs a nice punch of chocolate malts. Mild touch of hop spices and hints of bitterness. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5664) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Pours black with a light brown head. The aroma is strong coffee with some roasted malt. The flavor is strong coffee with some bitterness as well as some chocolate. You also get some nutty characteristics. Medium mouthfeel but a little more watery than I expected. Very drinkable. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madbrewer1 (7) - USA - JAN 25, 2010 does not count
Aroma is pleasing yet not very strong primarily chocolate,coffeeand other malt aromas. Appearance is Very dark black with light brown head that faded withing a couple of minutes. Taste is smooth bitterness of roasted grains and coffee with medium body, Hop bitterness compliments the grain and coffee well without taking over. Not very exciting on the palate the flavors kind of flow and then are gone I would expect more complexity from "7 grain". This is a really good tasting beer that I think is better on the whole than picking apart each component. I consider it an above average stout that I did enjoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2010
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of bitter coffee, roasted malt, grains, rye, and a hint of chocolate. Poured very dark brown/very deep amber in color with a medium-sized, rocky, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor is slightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of bitter coffee, light chocolate, grains, light rye, light wood, and roasted malt. Medium body. Lightly chalky, lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Bitter coffee, roasted malt, and slight wood finish is slightly chalky and slightly dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5537) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
( 22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) Pours dark brown with nice light tan head. Nose of coffee, and cream. Taste of coffee and smooth cream. This is a great drinkable stout, and I think it surprised us all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Rich coffee aroma, creamy. very dark brown, small sticky tan head. Creamy mocha body, dry cocoa bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6112) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2010
22. pours jet black with a nice surging dun head that falls quickly away. big roasty coffee nose with tons of chocolate. creamy medium body with active carb. chocolate, coffee, roast, char, and toast on the mid palate. long dry roasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Bottle shared at Half Time. Pours a deep black with a large ugly tan head. Coffee, roast, smoke, chocolate on the nose. More coffee and roast, with a light sweetness. Finishes roasty with more coffee flavors, and a nice sweetness after the roast bitterness, possibly vanilla in nature. Tasty stuff. This (and two others) was brought to Half Time by a guy who is on the west coast and now doing distribution stuff I think. I’m hoping that we get this on the east coast…really yummy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2009
( 22oz bottle ) Pours a dark brown body with small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, strong coffee, and subtle dark chocolate. Flavor of coffee, roasted malt, caramel, and some chocolate. A quality stout that I could drink all night.

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