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RATINGS: 374   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Fruity, bready and coffee aroma. Totally balck. medium on the palate and i a little oily and velvety. A little sweet. Hops are not that detectable, just faintly bitter on the finish. The malt flavor is perfect combination of coffee, cocoa, molasses and deep roasted malts. Unbelievable for the price. Great value.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (4810) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (11643) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
Bottle split at Chriso Easter tasting, 04/04/15. Black with a decent tan cap. Nose is charr, spice, earthy, dark chocolate, roast, dark fruit rinds. Taste comprises earthy roast, toffee fudge, tar, bitter chocolate, light ashen notes. Medium + body, fine carbonation, earthy roast in the close. Decent stout - still holding up well.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinator (1184) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2015
Great foreign stout. Rich roasted malt and coffee aroma. Cool, black and viscous. Had some heft. Complex blend of burnt toast, coffee, malt and a slightly bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubbleflubber (1919) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2015
Thanks to Dean at the 6 Pac Smokestack for the hook-up on this (clearance deal for $5/6 pack!). Pours into the goblet pitch black with the deepest of ruby fringes. A nice tan cap reduces to ring lacing. The nose is of licorice, baker’s chocolate and some light roasts. Flavors have cardamom, black licorice, semi-sweet chocolates, dark esters, lightly roasted coffee (reminiscent of a vanilla espresso), and finishes with roasted chocolate coffee and a kiss of licorice. A full body and silky smooth mouthfeel makes for a velvety palate. This is a great foreign stout. Thoroughly enjoyable!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2746) - 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 (12521) - 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 (16654) - 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 (773) - 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 (186) - - 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


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