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RATINGS: 338   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rougeau13 (2025) - Richmond, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Black with beige head. Aroma of roast, caramel, chocolate and slight smoke. Taste is roasty and a touch smoky and bitter, kind of rich but not really sweet. Medium full bodied, semi dry and pretty smooth. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jerm719 (118) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Huge nose of roasted coffee, dark cacao, vanilla bean. Espresso, marshmallow, earthy hops, balanced. Light carbonation. Pretty darn good !

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (598) - CROATIA - NOV 19, 2014
Tap; pours black with tan head; aroma is coffee and chocolate with molasses and roasted malt; taste is bittersweet chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and hints of dark fruit and molasses; has a bitter finish; good beer

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (4074) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Smoke and charred oak nose, good strength. Black, thin yellow head, some lacing. Charred oak, savory, salty, licorice, but not sweet. Charred oak finish. Medium body, soft carbonation. Nicely done.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
574deadzone (1088) - North Central, Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Rebooted new version. Pours a deep dark brown to black with a decent mocha head that settles to a ring and leaves some spotty, soapy lace. Nose involves rich dark chocolate, some noticeable but not overpowering roasted coffee notes, some minty herbal hops, suggestions of oak and leather, touches of black currant. Pretty sweet flavor, fairly bitter also. Medium toward full bodied, pretty oily, softer carb, slippery, finishing toasty and warm and toward dry. Really nice brew, well executed, layered and complex, but also imminently drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1623) - - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle. Lots of chocolate and char with caramel and an earthy finish. Medium body and high carb. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (2235) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2014
12oz bottle from Crossroads. Pours black with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of charred malts, smoke, dark chocolate, and earth. Taste is much the same with lots of smokiness, roasted black malts, and hints of caramel and vanilla.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Concealer (837) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark reddish brown with a foamy tan head that lasts and laces. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, light chocolate, nuts, licorice, and plum. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, licorice, light chocolate, not and dark fruit. Medium bodied, smooth with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (1553) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle->snifter. Deep brown with thick tan head. A: chocolate malt, coffee, toffee. T: same, heavy on the malt. Bittersweet. OK, but nothing special.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
arn8897 (46) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Pours a deep black with a dark tan head. Smells of chocolate and molasses. Medium body. Taste af coffee and toasted chocolate. Very nice ale.


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