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RATINGS: 336   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   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.


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 (2554) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2005 There’s a strong burnt nose in this beer. It has a strong burnt, lightly paint, and strongly medicine taste and mouthfeel. You know, this is a pretty standard micro stout - over-burnt but, of course, rather respectable. Oh yeah, there’s some dark chocolate in there too.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2004
Poured a rich dark black, velvety, impenetrable and almost purple. Had a luscious brown foamy head. Dark burnt espresso/chocolate smell. Pretty rich, a nice all around stout. Only quam I have is that it was lacking just a little in complexity in flavor - I just might have to let a bottle sit for a long while and try it again later.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Color: a solid black, head: large, toasted brown, soon to settle. Aroma: richly roasted, peppery, dark and bitter. A rush of lush, lovely bitterness presents itself on first sip, and has a short, but pleasant stay on the palate. Full bodied, perfectly balanced, a tasty and well-made stout. I was searching for something else in flavor, and came up lacking. Seemed a bit limp at times, when I was up for a challenge. And how is this "the Original American Ale?" Did it bubble out of a brew kettle at Plymouth Rock?

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2004
What color is black but not black, brown but not brown? This beer is what, wow, what a terrific looking glass of stout. Basically black but carries a brown layer laquering that shines from within. Beautifully deep and dark! A tall one inch cap of cinnamon brown hued sponge grows up quickly, it loftly sweeps down to a hefty skim and the lacing curtains the glass with an embroidered tight stitching. Do I have to drink it? It looks so damn good (lick lips and slurping noises). Yes, of course drink it silly...wow, nice and easy going deep roasted malt, slight burnt grain, oats, and coffee. Chocolate smokened breads, so close to being burnt, its like pulling the marshmellow away for the campfire just before it catches fire while trying to make that perfect shmore. Although, there isn’t a marsh mellow flavor here, just the principle. Drys mellow and slow then builds with more slight burntness of chocolate and slight oats. Nothing over compensates another, nearly perfect with a very nice exchange of power between a heavy roast, medium sweetening, and slight burntness. Nice, nice, nice. Aroma states alot from those intial tastes; cocoa and chocolate with an intertwined roastyness of oats and coffee, plus a squeezed in burntness of cookies of cake. Feel is about medium bodied with a soothing coat, slight roast and burntness perks the buds by a good margin and finishes soft and lingering with a building crescendo across the palette. A good drinker but for some reason I really slow down and enjoy this, and for good reason. Its worth the appreciation and incurs it thusly. A fine, fine Oatmeal Stout, not as sweet as some, but remarkable fine in its overall charm and character.


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