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RATINGS: 336   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Filled with the howling of black dogs that haunt the long forgotten shadows of the human soul.

Our inky-black stout had a smooth, round palate with a dreamlike undercurrent of bittersweet chocolate. This dense liquid-silk summoned hope from hibernation and balanced winterís endless white snows with a rich swirl of creamy black rapture.

TYPE: Stout
YEAST: English Style Ale
HOPS: Apollo, Goldings
MALTS: Pale, Crystal, Roasted Barley, Chocolate, Munich
ABV: 5.7
GRAVITY: 15.00 Plato
BITTERNESS: 30
SRM: 80.0
AVAILABILITY: October 15 to January 15


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6017) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a shrinking tan head and a treacle aroma. There is as chocolate and coffee flavor with a carbonated finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10348) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle from LetsPour.com. Pours dark brown with a creamy beige head. Aroma is rather mocha. Med body, almost. Flavor is earthy, coffee smooth burnt malt. Touch of chocolate. Finishes dry and bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (3408) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 27, 2013
12oz bottle in an English pint. Pours black with a lacy, light tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, a little chocolate and coffee, plus some light bitterness. Flavor the same, with a nice roasted maltiness. Average texture. A decent stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (2927) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 13, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours dark brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and molasses. Pretty good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2013
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, winter 2012 bottling. Pours lightly hazy very dark brown color with a 1-2 finger moderately dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Some nice soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of milk chocolate, roasted malt, toast, toffee, caramel, light coffee, and light floral earthiness. Excellent aromas with great balance, strength, and complexity of roasted malt notes with light hops. Taste of milk chocolate, roasted malt, toast, toffee, caramel, coffee, and floral earthiness. Light coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, roasted malt, toast, toffee, coffee, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of roasted malt flavors; with a good amount of robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent stout! Great balance of roasted flavors with good robustness; and very smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6162) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown without being opaque. Mildly sweet stout, very nice roasty profile with an acidity in thd finish that lends to drinkability. Medium bodied. A nice sessionable stout.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LilBeerDoctor (3370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2013
On tap. Pours a dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, charred malt, chocolate. Flavor is acidic/tart up front with roasted malt in the finish. The palate is rough, not very drinkable although flavor-wise not too bad. 7/4/5/3/11 (3.0/5)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fredis23 (480) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Black, Brownish Head, Some Lacing. First Impression - Toasted Rye. Malty Sweet Creamy with Bitter Finnish. A little thinner than expected from pitch black color. But itís OK, Pretty Good to Enjoy on a Cold Evening.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1201) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Pour is black with lots of frothy tan head leaving a thick lace. Nose is heavy chocolate and roast, a touch of tree bark, and a hint chalky. Taste is also chocolate and heavy roast, faint ash, light hop sweetness in the finish. Body is lighter, soft carbonation and creamy feel. Fairly balanced and full of flavor with just a touch of lingering bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bowlnman1990 (81) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Aroma: chocolate, caramel. App: black, thin tan head but good retebsion and lacing. Taste: light cofee and caramel, balanced with dark chocolate. Palate: carbonation, lighter than expected, nice long finish. Overall: very enjoyable.


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