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RATINGS: 1178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2005
This pours thickly, very dark brown with a slender chocolate colored head. The aroma is of roasted barley, chocolate, and a shot of weak coffee. Itís very creamy in the mouth. The flavor is chocolatey and roasted with some hop bittereness to balance out the sweetness. The finish is a dry mocha. Pretty good breakfast drink.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 9, 2005
bottle. Pours a wonderfully viscious looking inky black. A very small tan head was present but it diminished rather quickly . A faint aroma of teriyaki? and yes, cat urine? (not in a bad way...is that possible?) From the first tatse I knew there was alot going on with this beer! A great depth of character here...intense sour /sweet pungent woody malt, very roasted tasting, big element of chocolate...weird metallic finish which I did not like...hops did not compete well with the juggernaught malt character, but gave a hint of balance..killer beer, really complex malt, this is great for a malt head? any of those out there? Really enjoyed this one! Best beer this week for certain.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2005
Black pour with a big brown effervescent head that calms down to nothing. Very roasted smell. Smooth creamy roasted flavor with low bitterness. Fairly light palate. Aftertaste is slightly medicinal.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2005
One of the best stouts out there. Very forward malt character with just enough sweetness and hop bitterness to balance. This is going to be my house stout from now on.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rentalman (103) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 27, 2005
Draght- Pours out with a nice tanish white head with lots of roasted malt aroma. The flavor is all roasted malt and coffee with no bitterness just melting into a sweet after taste. Needs a bit more body to make it great but the flavor profile is really nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (4152) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2005
Pours a pitch black color and is topped by a frothy 1-finger thick full brown head. The aroma is quite roasty with notes of coffee, and roasted barley as well as notes of molasses and chocolate. The nose on this is definitely a tad astringent from all of the dark malts use. This beer has a nice full feeling to it, though it is certainly not overly thick, in fact it is almost a bit on the light side. This beer has a nice complex malty sweetness to it that accentuates the chocolate flavors that are found here. It finishes with a nice balancing bitterness that is a combination of hops and dark malt. I also get notes of coffee, toffee, burnt caramel, plus a bit of burnt raisin as well.

I must admit that this is a really nice, easy drinking stout. It has all of the flavors one looks for in a nice stout, plus it is in balance and it is ultimately easy on the palate and quite the quaffable brew. Ah, I just read the ingredients on the bottle, it is the oatmeal that gives this beer that full yet light quality. The oatmeal really works quite well to add another dimension to this brew.

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Discofish (152) - USA - MAR 26, 2005
Pours a dark brown with a nose of chocolate and malt. Tastes sweet and malty, and chocolatey. Itís sweet like eating coco puffs.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Very tasty stout, filled with coffee and chocolate notes. Pour was quite dark with a nice white head. Really enjoyable sipper

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2005
Bottle. Pours very dark brown almost black. Light brown head. Big coffee taste, WOW. I like this. I can taste a little chocolate but mostly the coffee, in the fihish as well. Finish is pretty smooth, a little bitterness. The is a very good sweet stout.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - MAR 24, 2005
I had a beergasm when I drank this. Maybe Iíd just had an otherwise bad day...Itís got a very nice chocolatey and coffee aroma and flavor. Temptatiously atractive dark tan head, frothy. The thing that is great about this beer is itís flavor matches itís aroma, and they are both so delicious. This thing is like a shake without too much sweetness. All I can say is buy it if you see it.


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