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RATINGS: 370   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SmokeyDaBear (150) - - NOV 13, 2013
Drunk from a bottle. Very dark beer. Thick pallet. Tones of licorice and coffee. Decent.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2710) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 15, 2015
Bottle from Taniguchi. Served in a snifter. It’s got a rich chocolatey aroma dripping with candied plums & raisin notes plus some hints of roasted barley. This foreign export stout is full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and a prickly carbonation. The taste is milk chocolate, a but of bitter dark cacao, a touch roasty with hints of fruits. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DWestrick (461) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2015
bottle. very awesome stout! Didn’t know what to expect, but incredibly smooth and drinkable stout. Loved every sip

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (12335) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2015
Bottle at a tasting at Chris and Ruth 150404. Dark almost black beer with a small but lasting beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, cocoa, hazel nuts, vanilla, dark bread, raisins, some hay. Roasted malty caramel flavor, citrus, raisins, vanilla, chocolate, some licorice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (16169) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2015
Bottle at chrisO. . Dark black.. Thin tan chocolate roast malts nose... Soft sweet r Toffee malts.. Dark sweet fruits.. Dry chocolate

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elbernays (756) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 4, 2015
Bottle from drinkstore. Pours deep oily black. Slight tan head. Aroma is vanilla, coffee, lactose, chocolate, toast. Flavour is dry earthy sweet, lactose, vanilla. Dry coffee finish. Medium body. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alkolord (171) - - APR 3, 2015
Sehr dunkelbraun im Glas, leichter hellbrauner schaum, Lakritz in Der Nase, später Röstaromen, cremig im Antrunk, trocken im abgang, Röstaromen, Kaffee, leicht alkoholisch

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4846) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Very nice stuff. Pours black with great head and lacing. Light caramel finish with some roast and a hint of well hidden booze. Black pour with good head and lacing. Bittersweet finish. Thick consistency with a hint of creaminess. Bottle from total wine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (724) - SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2015
Sample @ Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival 14/3-15. Roasted notes and coffee with some ash/ashtray. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (995) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Dark brown with 5mm of medium-fine light-brown head. Aroma is dry wheat bread with light, earthy coffee, slightly chalky, hints of oatmeal cookie. Body is medium weight, syrupy-starchy and lightly gritty. Carbonation is moderately coarse and moderate-light burn. Flavor is a dry, chalky oat and coffee, some old aged grass and light/clean herbal bitterness. Pretty yummy. Probably has a lot of elements of their milk stout with the lactose removed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshmcg000 (367) - Iowa, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Pours black with off white head. Aroma is molassesand roast. Coffee, molasses and a little smokeyness. Nice silky texture Good.


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