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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Reid (1859) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - APR 7, 2010
22 oz bomber from Capital Market, Salem. Deepest,deepest black, black, black..wonderful frothy tan head. A thing of beauty art in a glass. Lovelly aromas, of fresh black french roast coffee, chocolate cakes,brazil nuts and cream. Taste much the same as the aroma but even more fresh dark gorgeous coffee, complex roasty ,toasty flavours assault the tongue..too many to define yet blening perfectly into a heavenly elixir. Wonderful full mouthfeel. Just a gorgeous stout..best I have had for ages

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
unrulythings (73) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2008
quite possibly one of the best stouts that I’ve had. on tap at HUB, pours deep brown, almost black with a medium head. aroma is filled with coffee and nutty notes. flavor is full of deep coffee notes with an earthy balance. hairbender is obviously the key ingredient here. an easy but complex drinker.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3226) - Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Aroma has tones of semi-sweet chocolate and fine roast coffee, with a very strong smoky overtone and a hint of toffee. It pours a deep, warm sable with a thick, if not overly persistent, tan head that leaves some good lacing. Smoky flavor has roast coffee and woody tones with nutty, chocolate and toffee hints. Texture is smooth and fizzy, a teensy on the watery side but still more than acceptable. If ever you are in Oregon, look for this one!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tommy_3215 (3) - Oregon, USA - JUN 23, 2012 does not count
My absolute favorite stout, bar none. Rich and almost creamy, it hits the palate with a blast of coffee before going down smooth, leaving a slightly nutty aftertaste. HUB brews all their beer organically and it shows. I’ve not tasted a poor quality beer from them yet. If you like beer and coffee (and most Portlanders do) you must try this!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxwelldeux (3500) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Can. Pours a near black color with a smallish off white head on it. Nose is very roasty with some great dark roasted coffee elements to it. Taste is slightly bitter and very roasty. Smooth like an iced coffee. Really tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fatehunter (1179) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Poured out of a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass. A dark brown, opaque pour with a light tan inch of head. Smells like coffee, caramel, burnt malt and molasses. Wow. Amazing. Tastes of burnt malt, coffee and slightly sweet malt at the end. Very good. Light to medium body. Almost non-existent carbonation. Easily a daily drinker. Excellent flavor and too drinkable. The smell is really the star here. Incredible.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bpreo (1520) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Brewed using 7 grains that were used by 4 different ancient civilizations. Also uses espresso caffeine.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - SEP 14, 2009
bottle courtesy of kenb! dark pour with a 1 finger light brown head. aroma is tons of coffee, just like a cup oif regular ol joe. plus lots of hearty yummy grains of course! taste is a nice bitter bite cut with the earth flavors of grain, dirt, smoke and time. being familiar with the more obscure grains in this drink i can def taste and very much appreciate their presence in this mixture. nice full body with some velvet and a very nice feel all the way through, very primal, i love it! leaves a great smokey, full aftertaste that is bitter, but not too. idef want some more of this!

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5792) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2009
coffeeee! yes! cappuccino, java.. yes!! !! pure! .. black .. so smooth and perfect roast level .. espresso cup aromas .. . very tasty, organic? .. awesome stuff!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerFanDan17 (979) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JUL 30, 2008
Very tasty stout. Pint on tap at Horse Brass in Portland, OR. Nice bland of chocolately malt and roasted coffee. Yum!


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