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RATINGS: 356   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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 winter’s 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
SRM: 80.0
AVAILABILITY: October 15 to January 15

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
airrick2003 (730) - Louisiana, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Appearance: poured with a small tan head that dissipated quickly, color is black Aroma: coffee beans are very strong, maybe some chocolate, smoke Taste: coffee, chocolate, bit of hops on the finish, smokey Palate: very soft carbonation, leaves mouth kind of dry, coffee aftertaste Overall: it’s like drinking a cup of black coffee, not my type of beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6451) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Black body with fleeting tan head. Dark chocolate, tobacco, tea leaf aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Decent dark chocolate flavors with mineral, and mildly astringent tobacco, tea leaf---not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1931) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Very black with a crema of brown head. Aroma is baking chocolate with a light smoky note. Taste is the same, with mild fruity notes around the edges, and a minerality that coats the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (4866) - Arizona, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle, rich roasty thick creamy stout, wow this is great, surprised this magic hat, keep makin these guys!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybercat (4175) - Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Roast malt aroma has notes of coffee, licorice and unsweet chocolate. It pours a dark-chocolate brown with a fairly thick pale tan head. Flavor has roast malt, roast coffee, licorice, woody hops, and subtle chocolate notes. Texture seems a bit thin for a stout, and lacks fizz. A decent, if not superior, stout, worthy of at least a fair shake.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1890) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle from Tosa Wine. Pours an opaque black with a brown head. Aroma has chocolate, molasses and caramel. Taste is of bittersweet chocolate, sweet caramel, some roast and rolled oats. Medium bodied. Perhaps a touch thin for a stout. Finishes nicely bittersweet with some length. Tasty effort from an inconsistent brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle; Poured dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma: Cocoa/Coffee/ Malt. Flavor: True to its smell, perfect balance between malt and coffee with a chocolate twist. This was creamy and thick and really delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 10, 2013
12 fl oz / 355mL bottle into a Guinness glass. Served cold. Aroma: Wow chocolate milk! Some nice roasty malts backing it up. Chocolate really is the biggest aroma presence. And it smells quite lovely Appearance: Completely opaque, thick, dark brown. A dark tan head dissipates quickly. Taste: Roasted malts are a big presence, but they’re not overpowering. Dark chocolate is right there underneath the roast. Quite tasty. Palate: Smooth and palate coating. Not very creamy. Pretty decent. Overall: Wow what a great stout! Not my favorite in the whole world, but it’s very pleasant. The contrast between the chocolate aroma and the roasted flavor are fun, and, while I prefer creamier stouts, this one felt quite smooth. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7565) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 3, 2013
12oz bottle pours with a dark brown body supporting a weak tan head. The aroma has sweet malts mixing with moderately roasty malts as well as an earthy malt note or two. The taste delivers roasted malts, chocolate malts and a thin sting of malt sweetness that is binding everything together. Behind those malt notes is a light sweet layer of molasses. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (5909) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Sat in my refrigerator until waay out of season, but it’s still delightful. Inky black with a thin khaki head. Lovely nose of sweet dark chocolate bar with s hint of coffee beans and roasty caramel. Flavor is rich and creamy with a sweet dark chocolatiness that isnt cloying or overbearing, as it’s balanced out by some roasty black malts and a wee bit of artisan mild-roast coffee beans. Finishes with a smokey chocolatiness.

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