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RATINGS: 75   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. Stouts extreme popularity among the British factory workers of the 1800s may qualify it as the fuel for the Industrial Revolution. "By the time you get it, youre too far out."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14850) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2006
On tap at Laurelwood, Portland. Black with tan head. Tarry stout. Lots of choc/coffee/charcoal. Good bitterness on end. Bit too smokey charcoal for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DYCSoccer17 (3459) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 13, 2006
On tap at Laurelwood Publick House in Portland, OR. 5 ounce sample. Very roasted, assertive, chocolate and coffee-like nose. Plenty of coffee present. Very pleasant aroma. Opaque black color with a brown/tan frothy head with gorgeous lacing. Roasted, slightly bitter hoppy start, turning very rich and coffee-like later on. Some sweet chocolates are also present, which create a chocolate covered coffee bean flavor. One of the best beers Ive had on this trip to the PNW.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4828) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2006
Looks good, feels good but overall not so good. Black with a long lasting head. Sweet flavour. Sharp touch to the tongue. Light flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 30/09/2005 Black and slightly rich on the palate. Full coffee roast flavour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2006
This was killer. A very well made stout, with lots of deep dark chocolate flavors, rich coffee and a bitter bite with some rich nuttiness. This was dark and opaque with a rich creamy brown head. This is a stout drinkers stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8837) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2005
Black beer, thick dense tan head. Intense chocolate and cocoa aroma. Flavour is similar up front with a bit of spicy herbal flavour in the middle. Creamy body. Finishes with less roast than the porter had. Lingering sweet chocolate finish. Nice stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptKirk (175) - Hephzibah, Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2005
Dark brown color with a coffee, nutty smell. A little dry for my taste, but a clean smooth finish sip after sip. I had to have two pints to make sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6394) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2005
GABF 2005: Opaque with small but lasting head. The aroma has notes of coffee, smoky and crystal malts, chocolate, walnut, and grassy hops. The taste starts with a bittersweet Crme Brle flavor with a snap of bitter hop and subdued pepper as well. The feel is smooth and ashy dry finishing. A solid offering in the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 29, 2005
(Draft: Laurelwood Public House in Portland, OR) This is a very dry and roasty stout, quite bitter, minimally sweet, lots of coffee flavor, modest chocolate, some yeasty characteristics. The nose is similar, very dry and roasty, with strong coffee notes. Full bodied, but with the light sweetness, its very dry on the palate. Black and fully opaque, even against the sunlight. The tan head settles to a ring, but leaves patchy lacing on the glass. If you like dry stouts, this is a solid one, but since its not my favorite type of stout, Im only able to acknowledge the fine caliber of the crafting while being less enthusiastic about my enjoyment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2005
Black with dark brown head and spots of lace. Bitter cocoa in the nose with roast malts and some fruits. Bitter coffee flavors with some bitter hops and chocolate. Finishes bitter. Thick and chewy beer that is cloying and coating in the mouth.

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