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RATINGS: 383   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.


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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oczek2015 (74) - Przemyśl, POLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Butelka 355ml, warka 30.09.2014-termin warzności 30.09.2015, temp. serwowania 11 stopni + ,szkło degustacyjne teku. Aromat: Główną rolę gra aromat czarnej świeżo palonej kawy, i właśnie nuty palone są dosyć intensywne sprawiają wrażenie jakby do piwa dosypano popiół , przez to wszystko przebija się delikatnie spód przypalonego ciasta kawowo czekoladowego, estry owocowe na poziomie autosugestii co tym stylu (foregin EXPORT stout lub jak kto woli tropikalny stout) powinno być na średnim a nawet wysokim poziomie więc odejmuję 2 pkt. Barwa: czarne, nieprzejrzyste nawet pod mocne światło. Piana: tu trochę się zawiodłem, piana beżowa drobno pęcherzykowa ale niestety niska a nalewana pod koniec trochę z wymuszeniem , niestety nic to niedało, ok 1,5 cm szybko opadła od zera nie pozostawiając śladu na szkle. Smak : słodycz niska piwo idzie bardziej w kierunku wytrawności, pozatym podobnie jak w aromacie smak gorzkiej swieżo palonej kawy do tego czekolada, dobrze wyczuwalna wyraźna goryczka nie zalegająca, krótka palona. Pełnia średnia do wysokiej, wg mnie trochę za duże wysycenie. Alk wyczuwalny ale w przyjemny sposób jak na 8,5 procent dobrze ukryty , dobre kraftowe piwo z Colorado, polecam. Ciekawa etykieta i fajny firmowy kapsel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tapthis (167) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2015
poors a black (or dark brown), notes of roasted grain and nuts. good sized head and lacing. a hint of smoke in the noce

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (924) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Pours black with a creamy tan head. Nose is heavy roasted grains and molasses; notes of umami. Taste is bitter fading off to a malty, chocolaty finish. Full bodied brew with lively carbonation. Quite tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (6876) - Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2015
12 oz. bottle from the Party Source from notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor had roasted malts, a decent smoked character, black coffee, some anise and molasses, a touch thin for the style and the smoked character, ok though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nathan30533 (893) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Tasty foreign stout. Smell and taste the coffee. Very enjoyable ale and you should share with a friend.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (1047) - Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Pours pitch black with a large tan head. Smells of chocolate, roast, hints of coffee. Taste is chocolate, coffee, subtle roastiness. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Left Hand Fade to Black Vol. 1: Foreign Export Stout finishes with a soft chocolate tone.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (1306) - New York, TURKEY - MAY 13, 2015
Draught @ Ginger Man. Inky black with small tan colored foamy head, mocha aroma, medium carbonation, sweetish mocha taste infused with licorice and alcohol undertones, full body, long finish. The cardamom was not noticeable to me, still very good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1237) - Iowa, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Black, short head, lasts short. Low aroma of coffee, toast, roast, light yeast ester. Taste is smooth slick, acidic finish, dry roast, chocolate, anise, coffee chocolate medium sweetness. Pretty bitter roasty finish with tangy acidity. Finish is a bit harsh otherwise not to into it, not bad. Not inspired above average.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Guzzler at Per’s in NYC. Nice dark caramel body with big head. Nose is nutty, toasty. Flavour also toasty, nice and strong. Roasted. Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (5253) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle at Chriso easter tasting. 04/04/2015. Thanks to Sarah for this one. Really dark caramel brown coloured pour with a thin tan head. Aroma is Rye bread, nutty, brown bread, toast, cocoa. Flavour is composed of burnt toast, brown bread, little roast, nutty, smooth roast. Palate is full, moderate carbonation. Good stuff.


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