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RATINGS: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Our award-winning stout is rich and malty with hints of chocolate and coffee. It’s what espresso would be if it had the gumption to be beer. Makes a great dessert...or meal.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2005
Just when I was about to turn my back on sweet stouts, this one comes along and revives the category. Pours a decent thickness; deep midnight brown in color with a tan head that has no intention of leaving. Aroma is a bitter dark chocolate, like the end result of administering one small squeeze of Hershey syrup in a mug of espresso. Rounded out with some wafts of caramelized fudge and brown sugar oatmeal. Taste is…yeah! This is how to do a sweet stout. Expressive dry bitter nodes at the forefront, and a French roast coffee batch, brewed with only half the amount of required water. This bitch has character, none of that wishy-washy "creamy chocolatey" colloquial crap that sweet stouts try to clone. Cafe au late milky finish. Dry, bitter, mocha laden. Damn good. Thanks to tpkenned for this New England poster child of how to do a sweet stout right!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Pours a jet black with a dense brown head. Nice looking beer. Smells of very bitter malt. Sour and oaty aromas and prominent. Taste is bitter and sweet and oaty. This beer screams oatmeal stout from 6 miles away. Smoky bitter finish. Quite a complex beer. Sweet and bitter with a bit of sourness. Grainy (oaty) but strangely smooth and tasty. Flavors linger on the roof of your mouth forever. It’s like drinking a cigar. The flavors are bold and strong. This beer is just damn good. I only wish I could get more of it where I live. A definite must try if you are in MA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Half gallon growler. Pours dark with a brownish head. Tastes like cold bitter coffee. Finishes a little over hopped. Hints of chocolate. Very strong flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2005
opaque black color with foamy tan head, smells of burnt coffee with hints of chocolate, generally a sweet smell. flavor a sweet coffee taste to match the aroma, loads of malts, but a little too much bitter hops in the tail. a nice chewy body, almost a solid feel in your mouth. if it weren’t for the bitterness, this would have been outstanding.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Poured almost black. Aroma of roasted malt espresso, and some chocolate. Flavors match aroma plus some hop flavor in the background with a light bitter finish. Light to medium body and a smooth and creamy mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YogiBeera (2543) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Tap at Redbones: Opaque black, small layer of an off white head. Nice intense chocolate milk roasted nose. Roasted chocolate taste - blend all in all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAR 6, 2005
Tap at Redbones: poured black with a tan head. Seems to taste like a thousand other stouts. Roasted malt, mild hoppiness. Slightly burnt flavor. Some coffee notes. Pretty tasty but nothing spectacular.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2005
Bottle. Deep dark brown in color with a ncie brown head. Hoppy aroma. Roasty. Very roasty. Bitterness in the flavor. Some chocolate notes. Smooth tasting. Nice beer. Drinkable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2005
Bottle. Deep dark brown with a light brown rich head. Aroma of American hops and roasted barley. Flavor has a big hop bitterness ad flavor component. Roasty as well. Some bittersweet chocolate. Smooth malt underneath. I can see inconsistancies coming from BC, but this to me is a very good Stout.

2.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spikee (96) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 19, 2005
Aroma is seriously lacking - not much to speak of. Smells a touch like chemicals of some sort with a metallic hint. Pours a dark, velvety black with slight hints of purple. Zero head and very light lacing. Full-on burnt coffee and chocolate taste. The finish is a bit like the nose - a little too burnt with a roasted maltiness that seems somehow artificial. Good, though not great. Would buy again, but it wouldn’t necessarily be my first choice.


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