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RATINGS: 353   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 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
BITTERNESS: 30
SRM: 80.0
AVAILABILITY: October 15 to January 15


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (3708) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle, rich roasty thick creamy stout, wow this is great, surprised this magic hat, keep makin these guys!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybercat (3304) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1289) - 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.

4
   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.

3.8
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6881) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (4043) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6489) - 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 (11047) - 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 (3937) - 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.


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