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RATINGS: 356   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (4927) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Aroma is chocolate, malts and earthy. The flavor is chocolate, malts, fruit, a creamy palate and a hint of acidity/tartness in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaltOne (288) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Pours black coffee brown, with ample coffee cream head, subsiding to a thin lace. Faint and slightly unusual aroma - can’t quite place it - sawdust and coffee. Taste follows the aroma - again strange, coffee with a splash of sour milk. And all the flavor seems to stay at the font of the tonque - odd. Medium body. Could be a bad bottle... but overall, I wouldn’t select this one again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (3161) - 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?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rocbyter (1981) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (5256) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9986) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (4060) - 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.

   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. I’m 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (1538) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BroSpud (1908) - , 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.

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