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RATINGS: 378   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (1032) - 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 (1191) - New York City, 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 (1205) - 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 (4945) - 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 (12058) - 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 (1227) - 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 (1933) - 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 (2854) - 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 (462) - 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


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