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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9042) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of carmel, cocoa, light roasted malt and light coffee. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bakers cocoa, roasted malt and light coffee with a crisp dry lingering roasty finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2206) - Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2013
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, late 2012 bottling. Pours crystal clear almost opaque dark brown color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big roasted coffee beans, milk chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, caramel, oatmeal, toast, light char, and roasted earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of roasted notes with plenty of coffee presence. Taste of roasted coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, light char, oatmeal, toast, caramel, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, light char, oatmeal, toast, caramel, and earthiness on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance and complexity of roasted flavors with coffee; with a good bitterness/sweetness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent American stout style. Very nice balance and complexity of roasted and coffee flavors with the multiple grains used; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vadie (521) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2013
Noir avec une petite mousse beige. L’arôme du café. Le goût est fort du café avec un peu de malt. Pas très amer, juste un peu en la finale.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
michaelinwa (560) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Black pour, moderate head, low uninteresting aroma. Taste is light roasted malt with little complexity or interesting flavor notes. Thin mouthfeel. Far from what I look for in a stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4200) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2013
22oz bottle pours a watery but opaque black with some creamy off white head. Nose is light coffee, chocolate, toast, grains. Flavor is sweet, malty, grains, brown rice, caraway bread, caramel, light brown sugar. Medium bodied, dry finish. Nice, malty stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (2694) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Hint of ash in the toasted malt nose. Coffee comes on strong along with a melange of toasted grain flavors. Smooth finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2013
22oz bottle, thanks nmann08. Medium beige head atop cola dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, coffee, some roast, light chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, coffee, roast, some earthy. Smooth light-medium body, low carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernovice39 (3079) - Montana, USA - FEB 23, 2013
On tap. Black with a small tan head. Scent is roasted malts and coffee. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Nice

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brigadier (2830) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2013
650 ml bottle
This came in a trade a while back. Trying to make some room for new arrivals I cracked it open the night before a road trip. This is a very coffee driven stout as the description implies. If you like that track one down.

Aroma / Appearance - The fluid brownish black pour seeks the bottom of the glass before climbing up into a thick cocoa head. Coffee of all kinds blend with roasted malts and a latent nutty feel. In the mix are smoky fireplace ashes

Flavor / Palate - Malt, dark chocolate, and coffee grounds are the main aspects of a heady experience. The dry finish of roasted almonds rises to the pleasant bitterness. This also gets kudos from being an organic beer that I can actually enjoy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dinkle50 (907) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Jet black pour with a single finger tan head. Aroma is strong with coffee. Mouth is light, but pleasant. Taste is sweet at first followed by a hard blast of espresso. Finish lingers like a cup of coffee. For as low alcohol as this is, this is very full flavored.


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