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RATINGS: 570   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2005
The pour yields a rich black body and a densely topped tan head. Subtle, stale maltiness elevating aromatics of peanut butter, roast and a slight hint of chocolate, but overall it mostly resembles rich mocha in the nose. Flavor is ofcourse malt accented, but it leans toward a mild astringency in the finish, and this is a very fresh bottle. I don’t like the finishing hop either. As it begins to warm though, a rich and creamy roasted chocolate malt character does indeed start to shine through. Overall, an above average stout, although I do prefer the Brewer’s Scotch Porter, which I think is an excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 31, 2005
Very dark with a big beige head. Rich aromas of coffee and roasted malts. Dense flavors are rich but not overwhelming. Full, smooth finish. Lots of depth and body make this one really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Pours an inky BLACK (no light shines through) with a quickly fading light brown head. Complex aroma of roasted malt, cherries, vanilla, rum/raisin and some sourness. Taste has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, cherries, dark fruits and wine plus some tartness and lactic sourness which I don’t normally like but it works here. Moderately sweet, roasty finish. Medium body with creamy texture and moderate carbonation. Solid stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (2079) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Black oily pour with very little head. Chocolaty and roasty with a dry finish. Oily silky mouthfeel. Veryeasy to drink. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2005
Black body with a small head. Nice aroma of raisins, cherries and vanilla. Has hints of oxidation. Very open, chocolate malt flavor. Little hop character. This sample likely spent considerable time on the shelf, but aged suprisingly well. Thanks Craig!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 15, 2005
a very roasted stout. Somewhat like a small imperial. Huge jet black malt body. Almost burnt cocoa and espresso flavors, with some extreme bittersweet chocolate. Overripe berries and toffee come in at the back. Almost bordering on malt astringent, extremely attenuated. Very lingering chalky roasted finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammy (11180) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2005
looks like a stout, but it starts with a sourness in the aroma. There is roastness, even a tad burnt, some chocolate, but oh the sourness. Stiff upper lip to finish this one. It was a bit better at room temperature, and I am a lenient rater on stouts, it even refreshed, but the..sourness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
badgerben (4869) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2005
Black color with a thin head. Bitter coffee aroma. Oddly enough, the taste fits the name: it tastes a little like steel. Not much malt or anything else.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2005
Poured black with a awesome chocolate head and lacing. Aroma of chocolate and roast. Roasty, nutty flavor with a liquid smoke palate. Not bad..not great , but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 11, 2005
Thick opaque black pour with a dark tan head. Smells like coffee and roast. Thick mouthfeel. Very very roasted. Bitter coffee, roasty finish.

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