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RATINGS: 354   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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (2342) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 19, 2012
12/19/12 Pours a dark brown/black color with a decent sized tan head that persists for a little while. Smells of bitter roasted grain with a heavy coffee type aroma. A bit earthy, tart fruit, and dark brown sugar round out the nose. The flavor is burnt sugar, tart fruit, sweet candied sugar, a hint of earth and little else. Fairly dry finish. Medium to light body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a bubbly roasty bitter mouthfeel. So either my palette has really changed since I last tried this or this beer is just not the same. I could drink this if I had to, but with so many choices these days why should I settle for mediocrity?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rocbyter (1904) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Moderate chocolate malt aroma. Black color with a large brown head. Light sweet beginning with a bitter finish. Light creamy palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3567) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Bottle. Black pour with and head. Roasted malt aroma profile. Flavor also very one dimensional, roasted tones very dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8726) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2012 2012 version:On draft at jfk5 bar nysb just tapped black with foam and lace roasted coffee coffee ground taste decedrinkabilityity mochocolateate as it warms decent stout

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3602) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle: Poured a deep oily black with a two finger light brown head. Aroma is chocolate. Taste is a smooth silky chocolate and malt full body finish. Little waxy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
hypn0toad (267) - Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Very dark / black. Iím impressed with the coloring of this beer. The label design is also top notch. Very smokey flavor, not sweet at all (80% cacaoish?) I like it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (1157) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle. Really dark brown, almost black. Brown head, some lace. Aroma is very much coffee. Taste is coffee with notes of chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BroSpud (1707) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Big roasted malt aroma with dark chocolate and coffee flavors. Somewhat thin palate but overall an OK stout.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Imaena (1855) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Bottle. Picked this up on a whim from Wholefoods. Nice little dry stout. Good session beer for the seasoned drinker.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jonhall (57) - - DEC 13, 2012
Pours as black as my evil heart. Nice head of foam. However, no distinct aroma. Initial taste is a little thin. Not much in the finish. On the other hand, there's nothing offensive about this. Still, I expected more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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