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RATINGS: 374   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1539) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Totally dark with a small beige head and light lacing. Some smoke along side ripe fruit in the aroma. Earthy, bitter flavor of coffee and roasted malts followed by a sweeter aftertaste with hints of molasses and caramel. Full bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel leads to a long lasting finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2857) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Draft at Olympic. From notes. Roasty coffee, chocolate and caramel. Sweet with a hint of smokey in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5972) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl. - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - Betton - 12 oz bottle. Jet black, inky pour with a tight, khaki colored head that clings to the edge of the glass. Aroma has some creosote accents, a touch of licorice, some bittersweet chocolate. Robust flavor with some strong espresso notes. some black licorice accents, some roasted accents and a touch of topsoil. Mouthfeel is stick and oily, in a good way. Always thought I had rated this - glad I looked it up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkSanta410 (493) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Tap at Cottonwood. Pours black. Aroma is coffee, sweet milk chocolate. Taste is espresso, a bit of faint fruit and milk chocolate. Smooth mouthfeel, lingering bitterness on the palate that is nicely balanced with the sweetness. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (758) - Iowa, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with nice tan head and lacing. Nose is milk chocolate and coffee. Taste is same with some nice malt sweetness. Just a little coffee bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (4426) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Draft. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, dry malt aromas. Dry and sweet malt flavors, roasted tones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brentv (459) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 31, 2015
From bottle. Pours opaque black with absolutely no head and no lacing. Really? How does that happen? Aroma is coffee and roasted malts. Taste is the same, with burnt malts. Nice gentle carbonation. Delicious beer, but why no head? I miss the feel of it against my upper lip. Still, well worth drinking again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schwarzbart (71) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Big chocolate aromas, caramel, vanilla and some oat sweetness. Taste lots of chocolate which I expected from the nose, but also house coffee, caramel, dried grass, light char, marshmallow and some oat sweetness. Surprisingly lasting hop note in the finish. A nicely defined foreign stout. Right between a stout and imperial stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (682) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a very thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roast, and licorice. Flavor is lots of chocolate and roast, a little bit of licorice, and a finish of burnt malt. A touch bitter. Quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EvanMartin (1) - - JAN 14, 2015 does not count
Fantastic dark brew with rich oak notes and a malty finish!!!!!!!&#

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