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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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The days are shorter, the nights are colder, the stars are brighter, and the beers are bolder. Island’s Brewing Company Brewmaster Paul Wright took an abundance of roasted grains to brew a foreign style stout that sustains complex malt flavors, a prominent roasted malt finish and just enough hop bitterness to balance the big and bold flavors within this limited release edition. Enjoy the hints of chocolate, the smoky essence, as well as the bracing effects and count yourself among the privileged few.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (2501) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Black pour with off white head. Choclate and oatmeal flavor. Delicious beer. Full body stout. Had this on draft at island brewing taproom.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10550) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Bottle shared by Joe. Black pour with a tan head. Roasted malt, licorice, and some ash. A touch acidic. Hints of dark fruit sweetness, too. Flavors of licorice, ash, and roasted malt. Some char, dark fruit, and burnt sugar. A touch bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Great aroma of vanilla, chocolate and toffee with a dark, thick appearance, strong taste if alcohol and mildly warming mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swright752 (18) - - APR 9, 2013
Pleasant aromas of chocolate, coffee, and mild caramel. Midnight black appearance & completely opaque. Coffee forward flavor and a lingering dark chocolate with a smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (2931) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a small brown head and decent lacing. Aroma is coffee, dark roasted malts, chocolate, a bit of citrus. Flavor is about the same, lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Medium plus body. Decent, but nothing spectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeTheYounger (1136) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
From the brewery. Dark black pour with nice head. Aroma was cocoa and caramel. Taste was chocolate with a touch of roast and nuttiness. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8863) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Dark brown pour, beige head. Coffee, roasted malt, light chocolate, and dark roasted nuts. Flavor is roast, cocoa, prunes and light espresso.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Draft at El Tovar. Brewer not listed but this has to be it ("Starry Night Stout" on a menu in Arizona). Pours a deep cola brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, nuts, brown sugar, and coffee. The flavor is a more muted version of the same with an odd metallic note. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7820) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 30, 2010
2009 Limited Release bottle picked up in Santa Barbara. Pours with a black body and a brown head that fades before it arrives. Somewhat glass coating. Aroma of brown sugar, baked biscuits, chocolate, cinnamon, cocoa powder, vanilla beans, pretty rich smelling. Flavors are not so good. Light infection. Vinous, dark fruits, bitter cocoa, lactic sourness, metallic. Light bubbles, watery, infection (once again!).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 24, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2010 2009 Bomber from BevMo Salinas. Nose of coffee, chocolate, and a slight sourness; must be slightly infected. Black with a small cinnamon tan head. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, pepperiness, and a slight hint of off sourness; not too bad of an infection. 5/4/6/2/11/ 2.8 A fresh bomber of 2009 from the brewpub! Much better! Nose of strong roasted coffee and chocolate. Clear black with cherry edges and a small cinnamon colored head. Flavor is coffee and more coffee, light bitterness over a hint of chocolate. Very good this bottle.

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