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RATINGS: 530   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A black opaque ale with rich creamy roasted malt character and a very mild hop complement. This beer may look a little scary but take a sip and you’ll see why this Extra Stout can convert even lite beer drinkers to Stout lovers. A unique flavor profile that starts with a slight coffee flavor and finishes with a hint of roasty chocolate. Try a pint with a scoop of French Vanilla ice cream. This beer is a favorite as a compliment to any dessert or as a hearty breakfast drink.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2004
Opaque black just like your usual stout. Taste is smooth and easy to drink with roasted coffee. A very good drinkable stout. Sometimes stouts like this are a nice break from all of the incredibly robust stouts like expedition and world wide.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2004 Black as sin with a tawny head. Licorice and coffee in the nose comes strong and pulsing. Thick flavor with roasted almond and bitter hops that leave you knowing you just tasted a stout. Perfect carbonation for the style. Very pleasing. A milk stout smell and feel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2004
Deep chocolate brown body, thin tan/brown head. Rich aroma of chocolate, licorice, and molasses. The body was quite rich and oily with tart rich chocolate, licorice, smoke, and charcoal with a tangy and woody mouthfeel. Reminded me of an English stout or perhaps even a Baltic Porter. Also somewhat similar to Dark Horse Cream Stout but with stronger soy notes. Good stout.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2004
Black with a quickly dissipating brown head. Roasty aroma with the usual elements of coffee, and mocha. Nice medium-full body, creamy feel, lots of roasty bitterness but not overly so, balanced nicely by the sweeter nuances. Very good stout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2004
Actually, I think their porter looked more like a stout than this stout, but nevertheless, the aroma is chock full of roasty chocolate, and is very pleasant. Great, smooth finish, nice smokiness - not overpowering like others I’ve had in the past. I strongly agree with those who’ve mentioned the espresso-ness to it.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5004) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2004
Opaque pour with an intense, burnt brown head - complex aroma of chocolate, toffee, some vanilla - a little on the thin-bodied side, but the flavor does a good job at trying to make up for that - carmelized brown sugar, dark roast coffee, chocolate and a touch of liquorice all make apearances - espresso bitterness in the finish - don’t see what’s exactly "extra" about it, but good none-the-less.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfontain (818) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2004
Pours opaque black with a tiny, dark brown head that disappears into a tiny ring around the surface of the beer. Lovely aroma of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Flavor is still a little roastier than I care for, but it does mellow out a little as it warms up; plenty of coffee, chocolate, toffee, and roastiness; not overly hopped, but the hop presence is there. Mouthfeel is very nice--pretty thick and sticky. Another good stout, but it still ain’t no Anchor Porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2004
This is a very tasty stout. Quite "quaffable" as the saying goes. I could see drinking several of these in a row as they are smooth and delicious, and light on the roastiness that keeps many stouts from getting the quaffable label. A well made beer that puts the word "craft" into the term "craft brewing."

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (9559) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2007 Rating #1500... This beer rocks!... Pitch black ale with a mid-sized, frothy, well-tanned head. Crimson highlights when held up to the Sun. Although the ABV is fairly low, this ale has a lot of Imperial Stout qualities. Full-bodied with notes of espresso, cocoa and smoke in both the flavor and aroma. Oily mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Lengthy, burnt, dry finish. Very, very nice!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2004
Very dark pour with small caramel head. Scent of bitter chocolate and mild roastiness. Very nice nose. Nice roasted bitterness in the flavor - the hops, chocolate and slight coffee bounce around in unison. Light on the tongue. A delicious brew!


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