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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Slow Hand American Stout is full of scents reminiscing of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. This beer is black in color and has flavors of roasted malts with rich chocolate. The hop presence in this beer is low, only to balance the big malt characteristics of this stout. Slow Hand has a creamy mouthfeel that finished with medium sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1642) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Sienna brown, very dark, with a thin lining of beige foam. Toasted graham cracker, prune, cocoa powder aroma, with a bit of oxidized coffee. There is warmth and depth, though the vague sourness of black malts is distracting, along with a pinch of butter. Malt forward, balanced flavor, quieter on roast and rough character and more toward delicate, tempered sweetness; cookie dough, red fruits, caramel. Soapy, astringent black malts are not entirely absent, and again, quite distracting. Thin but textured mouthfeel, stylistically appropriate. Quiet, bakers chocolate and bread crust finish. Though not suited to my taste, this is definitely a good effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
islay (1327) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2015
16 oz. can, consumed on 1-11-15. Pours dark brown with a moderate to large amount of taupe/tan head. Produces good lacing. Malty aroma features scents of dark chocolate and rich, dark chocolate cake. Charred, malty taste. Quite nice flavor. Tastes like overcooked pie crust. Really nice, likable flavor. Good, charred aftertaste. Light body. Soft and smooth in the palate. Insubstantial palate effects. Overall, this is a darn good stout, especially given that it is fairly low in alcohol content.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kkleu357 (427) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Dark thin pour black pour. Big earthy chocolate aroma. Initial taste was lots of bitter and lots of roasted malt. Almost too toasty, as in almost tastes burnt. Still, was a decent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (7360) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Can. Pours black with a chocolate brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces. Aroma has a nice roasted malt and dark grain note with a bit of semi-dark chocolate underlying. Flavor has lots of bitter dark grains with a growing roasted malt note and a good amount of bitter dark chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
madvike (3010) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Can - Pours black with a filmy tan head. Nose is ashy, dry dark malt with hints of chocolate. Same taste up front--real dry and ashy. Stay dry through the finish, as that chocolate peeks through again. Thin and watery, with mellow carbonation. Just ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arnold931 (702) - Iowa, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Can. Pours black with tan head. Nose is chocolate and coffee. Taste is similar. Okay stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3840) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Can. Pours deep black, medium brown head, dissipates fairly quickly, good lacing. Aroma is roasty, ashtray, coffee. Flavor is light sweet, light plus bitter, roasty, coffee, chocolate, cigarettes. Minimal acidity. Medium body, a bit creamy. Pretty nice, actually.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fatguys (74) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2014
16 oz can, which is just as good as draft, plus I can control the temperature. Classic American stout with a touch more hops than normal. Roasty, chocolatey, balanced, quality ingredients, tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4852) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2014
16oz can. Deep brown black body. Respectable beige head laces up the glass. Roasty chocolate tones, smooth mellow chocolate aroma. Easy on the palate. .sessionable..drinkable. Classic US sweet stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfratzke (61) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Deemed a stout, seems more like a porter. Chocolate and coffee on the nose. Chocolate, roasted coffee flavor. Seems a little thin for a stout. Still good.

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