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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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhatB420 (624) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 3, 2014
12oz bottle into a pint can big elm glass, pours a dark black with brown hues. Head is light brown, light, loose bubbles, 3cm ring, some lacing. Aroma is a mixture of matl bases grass, sweet coco, dark molasses and dry chocolate. Taste is dry and slightly bitter coco, malty satisfaction comes in the flush going down, with dark choco drifts and mild sweet coffee, maybe decaf, holding reigns. Body is adequately deep, satisfying and rich, but not overlly syrup thick rich, nice, dry, malt bases backbone rich. Bitter and dry finish leads me back for the inviting roasty coca hints from the beginning. will it go round in circles?

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
robgibbens (412) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Pours black with a nice tan foam. Slightly fruity aroma over roasted malt. Chocolate milky character, slightly bitter. Nice smooth finish. Aftertaste is mellow, not harsh like some stouts can be.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2014
From bottle. Rich, roasty, and tangy with coffee, molasses, soy, and smoke. Hearty nose with a bit of alcoholic sweetness. Dark black opaque with thin creamy tan lacing head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation, fizzy. Starts dry and roasty with carbonic tang and acrid smoky notes. Light sweetness but fairly dry with carbonic tang. Mild chocolate and coffee, with a hint of molasses.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (475) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Dark brown stout with a foamy off-white head. Smells of chocolate and malts. Taste is malts with light hints of spice or fruit. Goes down smooth. A very solid stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1749) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Solid stout from the mix twelve pack. Dark, dark brown with ruby edges and a decent tan head that has some lasting power. Smell is mostly roasted with some dark semi sweet chocolate malts, earthy hops. Taste is dark chocolate, just a hint of dark fruits, roast, old coffee grinds, little earthy hops. LIngering finish, medium palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
conway (1426) - - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle. Cola color with a light tan head. Aroma and taste are roasty and chocolatey with some creamy notes as well. Medium palate and carb. Ok.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HIGHB4LL (522) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Appearance: one finger of brown head that dissipates quickly, deep brown to black color, clear, Aroma: citrus, herbs, cereal, roasty, light chocolate. Palate: full body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter finish. Taste: Sweet front with a chocolately bitter finish. Overall, a good beer, well balanced, and rather unique.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
notalush (4852) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Pours a dark ruby with a soapy head - nose of roasty malt, light char, light chocolate - a little bland - light to medium body, low carbonation - flavor is fairly dry, moderately bitter, lightly charred, somewhat roasty - finish has some milk chocolate sweetness - a little bland, with kind of an acidic finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TATE (297) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma is coffee and molasses. A coffee flavor comes through for me along with chocolate. Lighter than I expected with a lot of sweetness from the malt. Just a little hop bite at the end. The roasted malt comes through as well, pretty smooth and overall very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9681) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Tap at Roasthouse Pub. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, light coffee notes, leather, pine hops. Flavor is dark, lightly bitter malt, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.


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