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RATINGS: 328   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle from Daknole. Pours black with a nice half-inch of persistent tan head. Aroma is toasty malts with a bit of coffee. Taste is a nice balance of roasted malts, coffee, toffee, a bit of smokiness, creamy mouthfeel and a slightly dry finish. Not too sweet, not too roasted. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6695) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2012
Draught @ Magnolia Pub & Brewery, San Francisco. Rated on 15.10.2012.
Pours a black colour with a beige head. Aroma of strong roasted malts, rye and syrup. Flavour of strong roasted malts as well with grassy hops, tobacco, ash and espresso. Sweet honey-like notes as well. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Really smooth and pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Belize2000 (23) - Loon Lake, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2012
22 oz bottle pours black with small thick park brown head And a good retention sweet malty taste hits of coffee and chocolate Not a bad Stout and at 7% ABV

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7351) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2012
Big bottle from Ales Unlimited, San Francisco. Shiny pitch capped with a fat, subsiding tan head. Sweetly smoky aroma with hints of pepper, smoked juniper (probably), berries, cigar and Ribena. Palate enticing grilled Med veg and blueberry streaks; wreaths of smoke, blueberry and black chocolate muffin dipped in mocha. Balanced, discreetly fruity, bittersweet (mostly sweet) stout with clinging smoky afters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerSensi (119) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Poured from a bottle into glass drak brown with tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate with a little vanilla. Taste of nice chocolate and vanilla flavors. Very smooth and easy going down. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5495) - Utah, USA - AUG 8, 2012
22oz bottle picked up at Bevmo
Pours black with a small tan head, no lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, roasted coffee, dark fruit and chocolate. Taste of roasted coffee, dark malts, grainy with a mile bitterness in the finish. Very nice, roasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2012
(Bottle) Pours black with a creamy, pale brown head. The aroma holds earthy dark fruits (raisins and plums), and earthy/bitter cocoa up front with undertones of liquorice, coffee, milk, roasted nuts, oat meal, caramelized cookies, fudge, vanilla, chalk, burned wood, earthy/grassy hops, whisper of dark bread and a touch of smoke. Balanced malt profile and subtle hops. The flavor is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of balanced roast (a tad burned), milk, earth, hints of dark fruits and subtle hops. Good, but some complexity is missing if you as me. The mouthfeel is soft, clean and light creamy/velvety with a near medium carbonation. The finish is light watery, light earthy from the hops and light tart from the roast. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7063) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2012
22 oz. bottle via BA trade. Didn’t want to sit on this one any longer; been about 6-7 months. Pours an opaque coffee brown with a tan ring for a head. Smooth, rich, and roasty on the nose, with dark chocolate, coffee, roasted and toasted malts, tobacco, and molasses. The flavor is pretty much the same with a little more leafy and earthy character late. Medium-bodied, with a roasty, earthy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Really nice stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (981) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Poured from a draft into a pint glass at Hamilton’s Tavern in North Park, San Diego, Calif. A finger of head once I got it. Color was black. Brownish tan caramel lacing. Decent retention. Smelled of coffee, dark chocolate, light caramel and toffee. Tasted coffee, coffee beans, toffee and dark caramel. Good mix of tastes. Full body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long smooth finish. Good and balanced stout. I’d have it again for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ADfan (648) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 22, 2012
On tap at Brix in Sunset Beach. Beer was black in the glass with a medium head. Aroma was coffee and chocolate with a hint of vanilla. First think I noticed in the taste was the chocolate. It was about as big a cocoa flavor as I’ve had with any beer. Coffee and some roasted fruits were in the finish. Extremely silky and smooth. Easily one of my favorite beers.

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