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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (5867) - 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 (746) - 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 (538) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1491) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2012
On tap at the Hungry Monk for Stouts, Steaks and Pancakes night. A nice black pour and a great representation of the Irish dry stout. Very roasty and very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (5613) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap at Marin. Very dark pour with a white/gray head that leaves some lacing. Mostly roasted malts in this, but there are hints of chocolate. Nice stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2478) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Pint at brewpub. Ok aroma, sweet and roasty. Chocolate, coffee. Blackish brown color. Ok head faded.quick, minor lace. Bittersweet flavor. Medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, Bittersweet finish. Good, easy to drink stout, especially for 7%. Flavor best part. Chocolate coffee thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
newcigarz (43) - Florida, USA - APR 8, 2012
Pours black with a full brown head. Aroma is mostly malts with hints of coffee. Taste brings a bit chocolate and coffee along with dark roastiness. A nice stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (2915) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Bottle pours a dark ruby with small beige head. Roasted cofee malt aroma. Thin mouthfeel with sweet roast and watery finish. A decent imperial stout from Marin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (2910) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Bottle from a trade with cbkschubert. Pours dark brown/black color with light brown head. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee, and some chocolate. Roasty and chocolaty flavor with a dry, ashy finish. Medium to full body with minimal carbonation. Thanks Craig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2351) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle from Cylinda. Grassy aroma. A little sour cherry flavor and not a lot of stout character. Kind of interesting but I’m not sure it is the intention here. Only other thing I can come up with is the tried to hop this am it got a little out of control.

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