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RATINGS: 417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Weevo (102) - Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with a thin tan head. Nose is roasted dark coffee bean. Tastes the same along with sweet molasses up front follows to a smoke and burnt coffee finish. This is a good one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2715) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Huge fruity chocolate aroma. This is a rich chocolaty beer. There is a warming alcohol that is well hidden. Solid brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
amlemus (11) - - SEP 21, 2015
Really heady and flavorful stout with a good balance of sweet and bitter. Jet black!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tessic (983) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2015
This ale poured a black colour with a quickly dissipating, tan head. Scents include cocoa, coffee, milk? First swig was a little flat with flavours of roasted malt, a little smoke and glue? Finish was nice and roasty with smokey coffee flavours lingering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (4501) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee, roast, faint dark fruit notes, and faint toffee. Flavor is rich chocolate throughout with some faint sweetness, medium bitterness, and a dry, roasted finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3676) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours as black as stout with a small but well retained head and some decent lacing on the glass.

The aroma is really chocolaty, medium sweet, with a distinct odd spice note which the commercial description convinces me is cardamom. Itís lightly woody with some mild coffee character. Pretty inviting honestly.

The flavor is honestly pretty bitter and doesnít carry itís self with the same richness as the aroma. Of course itís got espresso, cocoa, plenty of roast, light smoke and licorice. Itís boozy enough for sure & I donít mind the bitterness of it all, but something about it is just off balance a little. But yeah, way to hit a bunch of cool flavor notes and pull off this style which is weird and sort of intangible but also identifiable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregwilsonstl (1557) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Dark black. Thin head. Vanilla. Sweet at first. Lots of chocolate. Strong espresso. Milky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (1797) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Bottle. Pours a blackish color with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt and dark chocolate. Taste of roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Solid bitterness, quite dry with a lingering bitterness. Full bodied, with a thick creamy feel. Enjoyable stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
55x11 (37) - - AUG 11, 2015
Dark with white head. Aroma of espresso. Taste of chocolate malt with a little bitter aftertaste. Excellent stout ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
TEJA (1812) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2015
Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Lastingbut thin brown head. Brown black color.. Woody farnish aroma blended with dark chrystal malts and dark chocolate. Intense chocolate taste and also higher alcoholes. Some sweetness and a medium-big body and fine bitterness.

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