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RATINGS: 315   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerenberger (1444) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Pours a deep dark black/brown with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Smooth medium body. Would drink again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1718) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2012
This beer is most definatly not retired. On tap at the dutch pours a jet black with nice foamy head. Full body with nice roast and chocolate. Well balanced with hints of flower. Yum.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClaudioDBN (1) - barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 4, 2012 does not count
Botella de 33cl que he probado gracias a Homosibaris celler cerveces en Barcelona. Color negro con unos 2 dedos de espuma marrón que desaparece en un par de minutos dejando una capa sutil mas clara. Aroma a café, a malta tostada y un final muy dulce.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (3989) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 14, 2012
12 ounce. Rich. Dark and roasty. Nicely done overall with bit of bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle:   Yep, thats black, frothy beige head, fairly nice lacing.   Roasted/burnt malt nose, coffee, lactose sweetness.   Sweet roasty malted flavors on the tongue, minor coffee bean, also lactose.   Mild hop bitterness as well.   Not as sweet as others, likely because of the hops.   Otherwise faint astringency.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Not as silky as I would have liked, likely because it could stand to be a bit maltier.   As its its decent, middle of the road American made Foreign Stout.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DialSquare (2656) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2011
From an old scrap of paper rating note: black/brown pour with small tan head. Aroma of tobacco, chocolate, cereal and nuts. Nice sticky chocolate taste balanced with coffee bitter. Roasty. Had a cereal vibe.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Pours thick black with off white head, aroma has notes of toffee, molasses, dark fruit, some anise, smoke and bitter roast notes. Taste is nice coffee, caramel, chocolate and roast going into smoke, molasses and some dark fruit finishing fairly bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (11825) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Draft. Nearly black. Pepper is subtle in the arpma but more evident in the taste, but subtle and balanced enough to be very enjoyable. Body is a bit too light. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoePeesie (860) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2011
A great brew, drank the heck out of it fresh, and have continued to enjoy it with some age. Its a great dry fresh beer with a malty, toasted taste. If you run across this on tap or by chance in a store, grab it up!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1380) - Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2011
A pretty solid beer with some sweet darker fruits and a rich chocolate characteristic. It’s got some good things going for it but the back end is a bit harsh and astringent. Has held up remarkably well for a beer that is closing in on two years old.


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