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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Rich Coffee and chocolate flavors dominate this opaque working class Ale. Stout’s extreme popularity among the British factory workers of the 1800’s may qualify it as the fuel for the Industrial Revolution. "By the time you get it, you’re too far out."


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Tap. Roast on the nose, roast and chocolate flavor, light earthiness. Body is a little watery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4184) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Draught at brewpub. Very creamy and maybe creamier than the porter stout. Smooth and fairly light, but in a good way. Coffee present.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (6673) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2010
[2975-20100626] Tap. Full roast malt aroma has quite a lot of coffee. Dark brown black body with a long-lasting creamy light brown head and thick lacing. Roasty coffee bitterness in the flavour with a long roast finish. Full body. Great bitter stout, quite enjoyable.
(@ Laurelwood NW Public House, Portland, OR)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (8060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2010
2010-06-26. Black body with a nice foamy tan head. Dry roasty initial aroma over a sweeter dark malt core. 7+ Flavour is quite dry and bitter with a light ashen character to the roast. Roast combines with what I assume is a healthy dose of hop bitterness. Not to my tastes. Average palate lacks gravitas. On Tap at Laurelwood NW Public House, Portland.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neepsntatties (1241) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2010
Have had this on a number of occasions and haven’t rated it (’til now). Colour... black with slightly red edging, barely any head but what’s there is tan. Nose... lightly roasty with some hops character. Palate... burnt malt, burnt coffee (light roast), hints of molasses and chocolate, BBQ ash and a short finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2010
3 oz. Taster @ Battle Ground Public House April 4th, 2010. 6.1% ABV. 40 IBU’s. Espresso head. Opaque dark black color. Burnt dark fruit coffee subtle hop front. Dry sweet roasted coffee chocolate burnt malt body. Dry mild bitter hop spice end. Rich dry Stout. (3.5 / 5.0)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Black-bodied with a loose chocolate head. The nose is heavy with molasses, black patent, and charcoal. To me, this beckons back to the old-time porters. Deep, robust, roastty, moderately burn body. Heapfuls of black patent.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Date: September 22, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: light roasted aroma with a light coffee character, hint of dark chocolate
Flavor: roasted and dark chocolate flavor, balancing caramel sweetness, long bitter roasty finish.
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2009
On tap at brewery: Black/Dark brown with virtually no head, very faint aroma of chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Mouth feel was very thin and watery for a stout, flavor profile was very weak with too much carbonation masking the little complexity that did exist. Not a terrible stout, but no where near "traditional", although the NW coast isn’t known for its stouts. Needs a much thicker body with bolder flavor profile.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2009
Enjoyed at Laurelwood’s PDX outlet. It arrived almost headless and strangely also with precious little aroma. However, the glass was inviting and dark to look at and the taste was the reward. Nice dark chocolate, burnt coffee, and some malts all combined for an enjoyable flavour, which might’ve been further enhanced had the beer not been served at what I think was too cold a temperature.


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