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RATINGS: 1108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Not for the faint hearted! Our stout rewards the palate with robust flavor of roasted malts (malts are roasted like coffee beans) and heavy hops. A creamy smooth surprise.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2004
black body trimmed with brown head, sweet roasty nose, syrupy, dark chocoalte, rich, licorice, roasty & smokey, tingly tangy finish, dry, its good but possibly overated... So Sam and I are standing in a crowd at a party "oh man im so pysched i just remembered I still have that 8 ball in my backpack" just then a lot of people turn around and look at him, some terrefied others just interested yacked out sketchballs

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjg74 (2715) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2004
Pours super thick and black, like oil. Aroma is roasty and sweet. Some coffee and chocolate goin on here. Strong roasted flavor. Pretty solid lots of flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
walleye (1073) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2004
poured tar black and a nice big brown head. aroma roasted malts, smokey caramel, choc. covered cherries, hot prunes, toffee. flavor same as aroma with hints bitterness at the finish. this my idea of a good stout well balanced for me. thanks flemdawg for telling me about this one

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IMtheOptimator (1162) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 14, 2004
Poured midnight black with a dark brown head that dissipated quickly. Smelled sweet and roasty, with just a kick of hops. Initial taste has a roasted bite, but after a while it tastes like semisweet chocolate has been melted into the beer. Some subtles notes of roasted coffee also show themselves in the finish, with a mild bitterness. Not as rich as Samuel Smith’s, but overall an enjoyable stout.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2004 Black with a very dark coffee and cream colored head. Roasty, milky, sweet malty aromas, some citric hops. Bitter, roasty, big chocolate and coffee flavors. Oatmeal oiliness in the palate. A little similar to St. Ambroise, but not quite as assertive. Really good!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 9, 2004
Tap @ The Freakin’ Frog in Las Vegas
Tan creamy head, lots of lacing. Fruity ginger nose with grapes, roast & smoke. Bitter toffee and tar. Tastes like chocolate milk and liquid smoke. Finishes balanced & creamy, tasty stout.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Coffee, chocolate, milk, astringent and alcoholic nose. Sweet and milky up front then powerfully bitter black malt. Ok sweetish tangy finish but that doesn’t make up for the overwhelming black malt.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2004
Black as used motor oil with a beautiful dark head. If you blink you missed it. Head disappeared rapidly but left a little lace. Smoky coffee and light chocolate aroma but a little milder than some stouts. Flavor is a great blend. Roasted malt, smoky, mainly coffee but not overpowering, and bittersweet chocolate. Some hop bite but only at the finish. Thick, creamy, rich and very chewy. A real tooth coater. Nicely done, a real winner. Sweetens up as it warms and gets a little more bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1547) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Very dark appearance with a thick, tan, milkshake-like head. Bitter chocolate and coffee in the aroma. Full bodied, with tastes of brown bread and dark fruits. Lush, smooth finish with just a touch of smoke.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2004
Bottle pours black as night, very opaque, large dark tan frothy head, with attractive lacing.   Chalky like chocolate, soy, and burnt malts on the nose.   Hops up front, quickly followed by a rich maltiness with coffee & dry chocolate flavors.   Good body, full mouthfeel.   Finishes with more chocolate and roasted malts.   This is quite delicious.   Thanks goes out to slob for the trade!



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