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RATINGS: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
The Ultimate Stout, this beer is big, rich and malty. It has a creamy texture unsurpassed in any of our beers. Black in color with a thick long lasting, tan head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1255) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
June 10th, 2012 - The first Marin beer to really leave a deep, sudsy impression on me was the San Quentin Breakout Stout. No doubt the style itself is responsible. I tend to lean to darker beers when brew shopping. But this Marin stout exhibits a lot of complexity and detail that I didnít detect in a couple of their other beers, such as their IPA. Lots of oatmeal stout style sweetness hits the nose on the front, and the light earthiness of button mushrooms is also present. What these softer smells belie is a hardy, savory stout in the flavor. Rich contours of barbecue and ham have a strong presence in this beer, with ample notes of bacon and maple, almost like an exaggerated novelty bacon based beer, but without the gimmick and the gross. This is strong, but still speaks the language of beer, and tastes good going it too.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (4339) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Wow this is tasty. Pours black with brown layered head. Chocolate and milky taste. Malty smooth and overall almost perfect stout for these taste buds

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdavidh (159) - California, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Excellent nose with a lot of nutty, chocolate malt. Very well balanced taste - neither excessively sweet nor excessively bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BMan1113VR (7905) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours that is a shockingly, keyboard destroying gusher. $4.99 bomber I have had for a while. Took some time to get a pour that wasnít all head. Aromas are of roast, dark chocolate and metal. Iodine, currants, dark fruits, lightly acidic aromas. Flavors are of metal, bitter leather, roast, iron, horribly metallic, rotting dark fruit. Lively carbonation. Clearly infected, Iíll re-rate, but I am not happy to the damage that this did to my key board. Disappointed to say the least. Generous rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Nitro at Beachwood Seal Beach. Clear deep red highlights on near black. Nose is savory, steak, soy, smokey. Dark chocolate milkshake. Taste is thinner, harsh Scotch barrel and burnt red apple. Huh, started strong but ended weak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GIJOE (974) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Pours motor oil black with a foamy tan head that dissipates to a ring quickly; sparce lacing. Aroma is toasted marshmallows, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and a touch of burnt toast. Taste is sweet with undercurrents of bitterness that come out more in the aftertaste. A bit thin for a stout, smooth carbonation. Decent brew. On a side note, I did not notice that the bottle is labeled "Live Ale - Keep Refrigerated!" and I kept it in my basement for a good 2 weeks before drinking it at about 58-60 degrees. I donít know if lack of refrigeration affected the quality. In any case, cold stout is just weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (9838) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
Draught @ Marin Brewing Company, Larkespur, CA
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long chocolate and coffee finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (15605) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. It pours a dark brown body and a dense dark beige head. Lots of coffee in the aroma, some chocolate and burnt malts. Dry, full-bodied, with a soft carbonation. Coffee dominates the flavor too. Some toffee and some chocolate too. Lasting finish. Perhaps a bit too focused on coffee, but hey, itís a breakfast stout. 130806

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6709) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2013
On tap at brewpub. Pours black with a small team head. Aroma of chocolate, grains, roasted malt, coffee and caramel. Flavor is sweet and roasted with some chocolate, coffee and some caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vvesside (256) - California, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle from Warehouse Cafe in Port Costa, CA. Lots of coffee and chocolate.. malt. Really good stout.

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