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RATINGS: 358   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
eaglebones (104) - Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with medium tan head. Smells of dark chocolate, coffee, and malt. Medium body and carbonation. Taste up front is slightly sweet like dark chocolate, which is quickly overpowered by a sourness similar to tart cherries or plums. A little tart for my taste but not bad overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Dark brown pour, thin beige head. Medium toast, light coffee, prunes and molasses. A tad thin. A little odd.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (2828) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Poured from 12 oz. bottle at Gilly's Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD. Opaque, brown-black with small khaki head and light tan head and good lacing. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, roasted malt, mild coffee and mild dark fruit (mostly berries). Taste of roasted malt, berries, chocolate, caramel, dark fruit and mild roasted coffee. A straightforward sweet stout--not as complex as my description makes it sound. Medium/light body and medium/high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosco (291) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Inky, cloudy black brown. Almost zero head and lacing. Coffee, expresso, black cherry, vanilla. Low, even bitterness throughout. Some sweetness comes through on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2014
(bottle - 12 oz - 2013 vintage) Dark black pour with a puffy tan head. Rich roasted coffee and burnt malt aroma. Flavor starts bitter and roasty with a heavy bitter aftertaste. A bit thin bodied but good roasty flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2565) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Pours a dark black almost like oil, with tan head. Roasted malts, cocoa, and some dark fruits on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with an interesting roasty note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, cocoa/chocolate, & some coffee, Flavor of roasted malt, dark chocolate, some hops, and coffee; Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (5182) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
Un stout brun. Une mousse comme il se peut. Du chocolat au lait et des malts légèrement brûlés comme principaux parfums. Une touche de vanille qui apparaît sur la langue. Un corps pétillant qui fait son degré d’alcool. Une fin de bouche amère de grains cendrés. Simple comme bonjour. Peut se boire en 5 gorgées.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (4251) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
Un stout brun avec un rond de mousse. Un nez de chocolat au lait ou de lait au chocolat à la vanille. Une bouche chocolaté légèrement cendré. Agréable, facile, remplis sa mission.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - MAY 2, 2014
Pours black. Aroma and taste are chocolate and roasted malts. Light to medium bodied.

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