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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
A rich Foreign Style Stout whose sweetness is beautifully balanced with ample hops and bold roastiness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Had this with Wizzy and ZB, so the company might have made it better than it may have been. Dark, with an uneven head, which was weird. Verry cocoa and chocolatey. Not overly filling, which is nice for a stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2005
Black with a medium lasting tan head. Aroma of some coffee and chocolate. Lots of hops in the nose, which carries to the flavour where it starts bitter and thinner and continues to a bitter ending. Where’s the Chocolate Lab? One of the most popular labs out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 2, 2005
Tap. Nice stout. Very deep brown with red hues when backlit. Tan head lingers and leaves wonderful lacing. Very roasted aroma giving off coffee and chocolate. Mouthfeel is smooth, full bodied. Very generous amounts of hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13537) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2005
Roasty, acidic aroma. Full toasty, roasty palate. Simple flavour profile, light bitterness. Maybe some chocolate notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Black and tan rocky head, bubbly head. Minty and bitter with roasted malts. Light bitter flavors and roast malts. Caramel. Thin and watery with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (5634) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Bottle: Courtesy of Styles. Aroma of black licorice and root beer with a touch of chocolate. Pours a dark brown with an insignificant tan head. Lots of black licorice in the flavor with some light root beer in the background. Finishes with a light black coffee bitterness and a touch of mocha. A little thin for a stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2005
On tap at the Lucky Lab public house. Pours dark, not completely black, but a bit red, with a small light tan head. Very roasty sweet chocolate aroma. Taste is creamy and smooth, chocolate up front with coffee in the finish. This brew finishes with a big bitterness with trailing mocha flavors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2005
This was a nice Stout but just did not ring my bell. The flavor was just missing something. I can hardly taste the rich flavors a stout should have. I was not impressed. Drank this at the Oregon Brewers Guild 2005 Dinner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (7239) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 20, 2004
on tap at lucky labrador. so-so stout. plenty of cocoa in the aroma with a hint of brandy. a bit on the thin side, iced coffee and asphalt, just didn’t excite me but seemed well made

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6444) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2005
RATING #2000! Bottle provided from Wohlfs via Styles and enjoyed at the Labor Day Gathering:

Nearly opaque deep brown with some lace produced by a thin ring of bubbles. The aroma has notes of anise, plum, fig, chocolate, and smoky malts. The taste is very twangy and a large anise and peppery overtones. The base is quite earthy and has some coffee and mocha undertones. The finish is smoky and mildly bitter. The feel is oily and biting, some astrengent quality to the mouth feel. Okay and different, enjoyable for this stoutie. Onward towards 2112...

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