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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Full bodied black beer, very malty with a complex roasted chocolate character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HeadyDE (545) - Delaware, USA - MAR 2, 2014
draft at iron hill newark..billed as a full bodied stout that starts with a complex malty sweet and high roasted character that is wonderfully balanced with the use of citrusy american hops..this really was enjoyable and one of the better offerings I have enjoyed from iron hill..solid representation of the style..good complex character..roasty..not overpowering..tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2828) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep opaque black with a small tan head that has good retention and leaves sticky rings of lace. Aroma of bakers chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and notes of licorice. Flavor was sweet bitter & creamy with roasted malts, mild coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, licorice and had an oily texture with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Pour is close to black with a finger-wide brown head. Aroma is of roasted coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, and booze. Flavor is on the malty side but is very overpowered by roast. Boozy finish, medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
60minuteman (971) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2014 Draft from WC. Dark color, lots of head. Heavy, thick body, medium-long duration. Oat, nut, cocoa flavor. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
closey22 (1072) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2013
At Maple Shade. Dark brown/black with thin rimming beige head; slightly roasty aroma; Flava is sweet super rich roasty with notes of alcohol coffee chocolate, hints of licorice; feels thick creamy with nice fizzy bite; finishes long and sweet malty and dry roasty with notes of hops and coffee and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
haddon90 (1537) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep black color with a massive, tan frothy head. Large, licorice aroma with a roasted malt and oat background. Sweet taste with licorice and milk chocolate. Pretty solid stout. Love the flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2420) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Black pour orange hue with a thin beige head and light thin striped lacing .... aroma of roasted and caramel malts, a bit sugary almost lactose like with mostly piney hops dominating ..... taste is of roasted and caramel malts, bitter dark chocolate and a piney hop bite that lingers into a dry bitter roasted/chocolatey finish ..... malty and hop balance with the abv hidden well .... body is medium to heavy .... solid RIS

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blipp (6547) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours near black with a tan head. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, light dark fruity notes, fudge, cream, and vanilla. Super creamy and smooth. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Draft at NHC. Pours a deep brown-black with a brown head. Nose has some sweet molasses and moderate roast. Low hops and malt driven. On tasting, sweet with moderate balancing roast and a big bitterness. Finishes off dry. Good but doesn’t really have much complexity overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Black body, tan head. Chocolate and oats in the aroma. The taste is complex and layered with chocolate, roast, burnt licorice, anise, and vanilla. Velvet smooth consistency.

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