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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Bittersweet chocolate and fruity plum aromas explode off the top of this jet black ale with a rich brown head. Complex roasted malts, sweet biscuit and Northwest hops make this a full-bodied brew. Drinkable enough to have more than one, but be careful, it will rock your cradle.
2011: 9.8% ABV.
2012: 10.2% ABV with some smoked malt.


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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jcarb28 (97) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Dark black on the pour. Bitter sweet with a hint of fruity aromas. The taste Is amazing on the palate with a full bodied cocoa and malty sweet caramelized flavors throughout the drink. My favorite stout to date!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Short: An RIS that my wife approves of despite its medium body

Origin: Ladyface Size: 4oz taster Price: $2
Long: Great espresso lacing on a deep, reddish black body. Nose is soft earthy hops, pretty muted with flashes of cherry dark chocolate. Taste is quite good with some amaretto and cherry cordial dark chocolate but there is also a savory smoke character in the background. Not too dry of a finish as I’m crossing my fingers waiting for the Ladyface house yeast strain to drain this puppy down to 1.00 final gravity. Really nice, though predictably drier imperial stout with medium rather than full body.
Flaws: Slighly over attenuated
Skill Level: Talented apprentice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tongan77 (115) - Ventura, California, USA - DEC 28, 2013
On draft! Pours a black with a tan head. Aroma is of chocolate and roast. Taste of roast chocolate and licorice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (865) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Aroma subtle sweet chocolate grains and cocoa Pure black w 1 finger foam Taste very thick off chocolate overtones vanilla notes coffee bean oil carbonation plums as it warms grainy roasted caramel strong chalky cocoa nib overtones very sweet body yet dry coffee finish a- rating Well masked alcohol with milk chocolate overtones

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17535) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2013
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a small tan head. has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Black pour with a very small tan head. Roasted malt, licorice, coffee, and dark fruits on the nose. Some dark chocolate, a mild sweetness, a hint of toffee, and a mild smokiness. The flavor is very heavy on the roast and licorice notes. Some dark fruits, dark chocolate, toffee, and coffee. A light bitterness.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PierAuto (5) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2012 does not count
I’ve only had it once, and could only find it at Ladyface in Los Angeles, and if anyone can tell me where else i can order if from i would appreciate it. it is a fantastic Stout!. *Beware=it’s 10% so dont have to many if your driving~! 1 out of 10?= 11!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2012
A black colored beer, with a dark beige thick head. The aroma of dark fruits, chocolate and notes of alcohol. The taste of sweet dark fruits with coffee and chocolate notes. Some alcohol notes. The aftertaste is sweet with coffee bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4551) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Draft at stone bistro. Black pour, with a thin tan head. Lots of roasted malt especially in the aroma, chocolate, and some coffee. A tasty IRS, the abv is well hidden, but the body seems a little thin. It may just be that the beer is too cold.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bfellows (15) - California, USA - APR 28, 2012
A fine IRS, would have scored higher if the head was thicker and richer. Could have used some smoothing on the palate, and looked a little like a coca-cola when it arrived. Delicious otherwise.


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