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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4487) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (6480) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Lots of coffee but not much else here. Some sharp roast. Pours black with decent mocha head. Bitter finish. Tap at jackpot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Pours a dark chestnut brown color that appears black and opaque in the glass with a half finger beige head that immediately settles into a thin ring. Spotty lacing left behind. Sweet and roasted malt aroma with silky chocolate, roasted coffee bean, oatmeal, toffee and burnt toast. Very inviting nose with a nice balance of roast and sweet chocolate malt notes. Lighter bodies than expected and slightly watered down with a balance of sweet and roasted malt notes. Subtle alcohol presence but not too hot. Some sweet chocolate flavor but could be more smooth/silky. Hints of toffee, oatmeal, coffee and burnt toast but not too roasty. A bit dry but not harsh or acrid. Well balanced but doesn’t quite live up to the nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3951) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle from Bestway. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Doesn’t leave much lacing in the glass. roasted malt notes on the nose. lots of lactose on the tongue with a bit of bitterness from the chocolate. Finishes clean. Solid example of style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
magsinva (1068) - Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle - 2013 vintage - pours pitch with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, leather, and malt. It has a sweet finish. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (1185) - USA - MAR 15, 2015
Black with a decent tan head. Aroma is cocoa, a bit of coffee and noticeable lactose. Flavor is coffee and chocolate with a fairly full somewhat milky body. Finishes with a touch bittersweet. Wife: 3.8

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lutz2jm (220) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2014
On tap at brewery. Huge coffee up front and at the finish. Excellent beer would definitely recommend this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (18676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle at jackl’s tasting. Brown color, brown head. Nice roasty aroma. taste is also roasty. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (5094) - Staunton, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (11432) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (6361) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.

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