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RATINGS: 357   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


AndyW68's rating

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndyW68 (1209) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Dark brown with light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is a little yeasty, bitter chocolate and a sweet floral finish.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadIndian (2586) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2015
Bottle trade from SJ. Ehh it was just ok for me. This body, some cocoa, moleasses and roasted notes.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mstrcrwly (646) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2015
bottle poured into a pint glass..dark with a fluffy tan head..aroma of coffee,nuts..dry,malty..not very good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle from State Line. Deep brown pour with tan head. Roasty dark malt in the nose some molasses, cacao, same in the flavor, vanilla, oats, cacao, not very complex, somewhat watery.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Hops (116) - Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6925) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Malty in the chocolate malt balls kind of way, like Whoppers candy. A little thin and one dimensional, but a pleasant enough stout that goes down easy

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (10658) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Backlog. Repeat label. Not taken. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of molasses, cocoa, bittersweet chocolate. Lighter medium body.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1976) - - AUG 10, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-26-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a nearly pitch black colored brew with a billowy tan head. The head has a good level of retention, fading slowly to give a nice level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is quite nice and delicious. It is heaviest of a good deal of coffee some sweet caramel and some chocolate aromas. Mixed with these aromas are lighter notes of a oatmeal as well as vanilla aroma. Taste – The flavors begin with a strong roasted malt and oat flavor mixed with some sweet caramel flavors. As the flavors advance further vanilla come to the tongue. These linger along and as the taste advances more toward the end with some flavors of a bitter coffee flavor coming in. In the end, with the roastiness fading a bit, one is left with a pleasant, dark yet somewhat sweet flavor left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is rather average in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that is slightly below average. A little bit more creaminess in the body would have been better for the style, but considering the abv. and drinkability that is afforded by the brew, it is overall quite good. Overall –A quite tasty and balanced stout at only 5.7 % abv. The blend of flavors and their transitions are all very nice.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
pricey290483 (665) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2014
not a beer for me nothing wrong with the beer but i am not a dark beer if you are then this might be the beer for you

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
eaglebones (71) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10242) - 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.


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