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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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."

   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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3860) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10883) - 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

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2009
Tap@Brewpub. Coffee aroma. Opaque colour, beige head, good lace. Sweet, bitter, coffee. Soft mouth feel. Flavourful, good balance, easy going.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (4947) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 16, 2009
On draft at the 51st Street Brewpub this poured a dark brown with a small tan head and light lacing. Nose of chocolate and coffee with good roasted malt qualities. Mouthfeel rich and clean, and flavor shows lots of that chocolate and coffee, which when combined with the slightly bitter finish made this a solid offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2009
draft at the NW location. more reminiscent of a lighter imp stout than a sweet stout. full bodied and flavorful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23355) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted sweetish malty chocolate aroma with some hints of coffee. Sweetish roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor. Has a slightly sweetish roasted malty chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (4321) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2008
tap. sampler from Laurelwood Public House. I was well into a day of drinking while exploring portland and all I have written down for this one is: tingly mettallic and thin... but I gave it a 7 (or 3.5 by ratebeer scale). so I won’t screw up the average by putting this in, but would need to try again for a proper rate. portland is a dangerous place for a beer junkie.

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