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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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High noon will have to take a backseat as the fresh morning air is perfect for a duel. We present our stout, brewed with roasted malts, oats, lactose, and locally produced cocoa nibs and coffee. A rich, dark velvety beer with a fine oatmeal flavor.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (3875) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Pours dark and full bodied with a wispy light tan head. Nose shows day old cold pressed coffee and an acidic character. Very muddled aroma, hard to distinguish finer aromatics. Flavor is kind of the same, doesn’t have much structure. The pieces are there but they’re not coming together. Some day old coffee and chocolaty flavor with that weird thin feeling from coffee but the body from oats and lactose. Very disjointed.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (3453) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2014
Chocolate, hazelnut, and char nose, decent strength. Black, thin beige head. Sweet chocolate with a coffee finish. Smooth soft carbonation, medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (7950) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bomber from Bruisin Ales, shared at the WWGT2D? Charlottesville tasting, 4/5/14. Pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, honey, nuts. The taste is sweet roast, chocolate, coffee milk, oats.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (3867) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle @ The WWGT2D? Tasting. The pour’s deep brown with a small head. The nose is quite sweet indeed. Loads of Hershey’s syrup. Cocoa, roast coffee. The taste is dark roasted chocolate. Hints of pepper. Coffee. Medium body, soft carbonation. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (1389) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2014
2013 22 oz bottle at the 2014 Secret Stash Bash (Atlanta). Dark brown; clear but near opaque. Coffee! Coffee at or higher than a Founders Breakfast Stout level. But it lacks the richness, complexity and balance of the best coffee stouts. Very mild bitterness; in fact lightly sweet until the more or less balanced finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (4908) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Black, ring of foam. Smells - and I’m not kidding here - like Count Chocula. Seriously. Much more coffee in the flavor, but still lots of chocolate. I get a subtle winey note, too. Very enjoyable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (2995) - Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Pours a sumptuous dark-chocolate brown with a fairly thick, if not persistent, tan head. Aroma fills the nose with cocoa, coffee, toffee, and subtle molasses and hoppy tones. Gets me a-goin’ like one of Pavlov’s pooches. Flavor trots chocolate, coffee, toffee, caramel and molasses notes across the tongue, along with a snip of hops and a pepper-like zing. Texture is smooth, firm and fizzy, quite satisfying going down. OK - pistols at dawn - ten paces - no attack cockatiels--

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1538) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
I was sucked into this purchase by my local joint as they said only 9 cases made it to GA and my store rarely gets the super hard to get. I hope I dont regret the price tag. Meaning it needs to be a 3.9+ to make me not feel so bad. Here we go. Pour is midnight black with tan head and not much of any lacing. Smell is mix of milk chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, creamy malts, lactose. With the coffee being the donminating force. I will mention that the smell is a bit muddled though and just slightly strange in a way that I cannot describe. Taste shows a bunch of mild flavors, all of which I would like to be amped up a bit more. The coffee and chocolate swirl with just a hint of dark fruits. Lactose is present, but it is still is a bit thinner than one would expect in a sweet stout. Good overall, but not great. Thus, my statement on it being worth the price tag - well its no 4+er.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Tap at SAMs. Murky medium brown with a small tan head. Nose of chocolate, light hazelnut, coffee beans, vanilla, and a light "goaty" thang. Similar flavor. Sorta thin for a stout. One of lonerider’a better offerings.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shhmoke (32) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Bought at Harrika’s Brew Haus in Cedar Point, NC. Pours dark with minimal head. Smells sweet with coffee and chocolate. The flavors really shine, and the beer is quite easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (5975) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Bottle thanks to Andy. Pours black with a thin brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice combination of dark chocolate and bitter coffee with a hint of underlying sweet dark gains and lactose. Flavor has some earthy coffee with a bit of bitter chocolate and a growing lactose note in the finish.


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