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RATINGS: 1058   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
whitehotg8 (52) - Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Had a couple this new years day. Pours dark and frothy with a tan head that dissipates quickly. Aromatics of the usual coffee, chocolate and roasted barley with a hint of vanilla. Mothfeel is full with a very mild silkiness. Defin itely one of the better stouts out there IMO. Lost Coast did well on this one.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"this was my first ever chocolate stout back in 2001(?). pours jet black, sweet malt and chocolate up front, nice body, if a little on the thin side. smooth, with a slightly surprising, slightly bitter finish. solid beer, great as a float."

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
worldbeertaste (1669) - AUSTRIA - OCT 15, 2014
Dark brown with a thin, tan, ring, disappearing, slightly lacy head. Nice smells of roast wih caramel, raisins and lots of deep chocolaty malt. Soft bitter roasty a nice sweetness and a dry roasty centre and finishes with sweet malt, chocolate and a lingering dark fruity raisin bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4498) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
pours unclear very dark brown with a nice light beige cap showing some retention and lacing. luscious chocolate and roasted malts - nice profile, never overly roasted, some red fruitiness, semi-sweet molasses, woodsy and resinous. light carbonation, medium body - oily and smooth, assertive resinous-woodsy finish. good!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (2791) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Black pour from bottle at dukes in crystal lake. Tiny ring of white head. Black licorice aroma. Choclate and milky taste. Very smooth. Happy

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlennHendry (1) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014 does not count
Black as treacle with a creamy and classic head, with lots of roasted coffee and bitter chocolate on the nose. Then more coffee and chocolate with a little nuttiness and a rich caramel malt finish. Damn tasty

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
loubar (2) - Los Gatos, California, USA - OCT 1, 2014 does not count
Rich taste of caramel, chocolate, coffee and nuts. The kind of taste that one would associate w/a bitter finish. However, to my surprise and delight it has a smooth malty finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niko100 (2015) - Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Dark brown/black color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate, & coffee; Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, and some coffee; Just decent for me.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gripweed57 (728) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2014
12 ounce bottle.dark brown color small fluffy tan head. Rich cocoa malt aroma. Flavor is sweet roasted malt with big milk chocolate notes. Slightly nutty as well. Smooth and creamy. Good job.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
orange_3084 (107) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2014
Pours near black with medium slight tan head. Coffee notes apparent on the nose. Dry cocoa more noticeable as it warms. Cream body, but not particularly heavy. Taste is nicely sweet with a mild toasty bitterness. Finish cleaner than most stouts, as just a touch of roasty flavour lingers.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (822) - California, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Pours black with a khaki head. Chocolate, roasted malt, caramel and coffee aroma. Rich chocolate, caramel, toffee and roasted malt flavors. Medium full body and moderate carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel and a chocolate and caramel finish.


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