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RATINGS: 465   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3399) - Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2010
I had this on cask at the Atlanta Cask Ale Festival. This was one of the few that was just served straight up and not with a lot of funky additions. Nice roasty aromas and flavors with a pleasant sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (3036) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Sampled at High Street Grill Winter Beer Fest. Real nice potent brew with a pretty balck color and tan head. Chocolate and coffee dominate the nose and flavor. Crisp finish for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beaver (1588) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a brownish black with a thin tan head that quickly diminishes to a thin film that leaves a touch of lacing.

The aroma is sweet grains, lactose, chocolate, tobacco and roasted malts.

The flavor is roasted malts and chocolate with a little lactose and coffee. It has a tarry bitter finish that is almost mouth-puckering. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a decent foreign style stout. A little on the tarry side for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2010
Pours an opaque black color with a light brown head. Aroma is roast, chocolate, brown sugar, toast, and slightly earthy. Flavor is chocolate, toast, chocolate, caramel, some smoke, and a bitter spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TeamTrappist (831) - jericho, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2010
Tap at The Diamond. Pours a light black with a big beige foamy head. Nose is coffee and roasted malts. It’s a thin mouthful that almost reminded me of iced coffee. The front starts mild with some coffee notes, then continues with more coffee and a bitter finish. That was the impression with it being served quite cold. Having read the commercial deScription, it’s sort of like a winter beer that is gettjng ready for summer. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2010
POurs deep black. Has notes of licorice up front. Dry dark chocolate and a roasted coffee mouthfeel drive through the finish. Cool stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Pours a transparent dark mahogany with a small, spotty-lacing light beige head. Aroma of sweet dark caramel and milk chocolate with some raisin and brown sugar notes. Starts with good fullness and sweet brown sugar and molasses with some earthy bittering hops and a rich, roasty dark malty finish. A pretty smooth and true to style foreign stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7910) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2010
12oz bottle pours very dark with edges of dark brown and thin tan head. The aroma is sweet with a mix of dark ripe grapes, black licorice, chocolate malts, dark roasted malts and sort of earthy fig skins. The taste seems similar with robust sweet ripe dark grapes, Concord grape jelly, prunes, chocolate malts, dark roasted malts, a touch of burnt malts and a thin layer of molasses. It stays chocolaty with a touch of roasty dryness into the finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6607) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Black color/ tan head. Dark cocoa, sour dough bread aromas. medium body. Dark sour dough bread flavors with a mild, sweet black licorice herbal taste, bitter bakers chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2010
Pours solid black with a frothy creamy brown head. Aroma of roast malt, milk chocolate, vanilla, toasted bread. Taste is a medium sweetness with bitter cocoa. Medium body, smooth milky texture.

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