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RATINGS: 313   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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2013 & 2010 Gold Medal Winner at the Great American Beer Festival in the Foreign Stout category.

That time of year when the day seems to fade away. Drifting further into the darkness with each passing day. Volume 1 - Foreign Stout - Pours black with licorice, espresso bean, molasses, and black cardamom notes that give way to a feeling of self loathing, burnt opportunities and smoked relationships.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Azand222 (170) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Bottled. Dark brown color with a light tan head. The aroma is of chocolate malt, rich and bitter. The taste is also bitter, very bitter. I get coffee and chocolate. Very good and rich.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SmokeyDaBear (150) - - NOV 13, 2013
Drunk from a bottle. Very dark beer. Thick pallet. Tones of licorice and coffee. Decent.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maltman53 (269) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Pours coffee black, espresso bean on the nose, beautiful balance between mild hop and malt sweetness on the middle palate with hidden alcohol level, finishing cleanly malty and chocolately.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2013
12 oz bottle from Evergreen Discount. Black appearance with a tan head. Roasted/burnt malts, espresso, dark chocolate, licorice, molasses and light smoke. Sweet with light bitterness and a touch of salt. Medium body with soft carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vomit (167) - Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2013
"Life it seems will fade away/ drifting further every day" while drinking this junk. Or not. It is what it is and forever shall be. Its OK. But let’s not stop, drop & roll all over the floor like our collective heads caught on fire. Speaking of which, if I caught on fire and I had a gallon of water and a gallon of this stuff, and a gallon of Blatz, I would definitely pound the gallon of Blatz while delicately washing my scrotum with the water and throwing this stuff on the fire. No sense wasting water or Blatz on such things. That is how I roll, Or I could hand these out to unruly neighbors and scream at them to go piss up a rope.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4536) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 15, 2013
On tap at Freshcraft. Pours an inky black. Nose of smoke, pepper, licorice, malt, toast. Flavor is pepper, smoke, licorice, malt, molasses, cracker, bread. Smokey finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (1789) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle. This is a decent stout with some interesting flavours going on. Worth a go.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
20107589 (304) - randers, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2013
coffee aromas, total black, with a light head. great taste with a fine bitterness and soft sweetness. great soft palate

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
salvaticas (398) - - JAN 1, 2013
On tap at hop devil. Not very impressed. Good color and aroma but uninteresting taste. Wouldn't call it an IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmongoose (1188) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 17, 2012
12oz bottle pours almost black...strong aroma of coffee. this is a medium bodied beer with minimal head and no lacing to speak of. the flavor is about the same dark roasted malts and lots of coffee...if you arent coffee fan then this beer is not for you...decent enough...just a slow sipper.


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