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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Small Smoked Imperial Stout. Second runnings of Barfly.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, brown, mostly diminishing. Body is opaque black (flashlight tested). Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, nuts), with notes of sawdust, smoke/ash, tar, rubber, alcohol. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic. Surprisingly disappointing, as this is typically a pretty solid brewery. Overly phenolic nose and rather harsh and burning in the mouth...seems 10% or over.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
StefanSD (2071) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUN 23, 2014
650 ml bottle. Pours a dense viscous black color with a small brown head that slowly recedes to nothing. The aroma is big and bold with smoke, anise, chocolate, cocoa brownies and ashy burnt grains. The taste is bitter hops forward with a big bite of earthy bitter walnuts, this is followed up by smoked grains, anise, burnt toast, cocoa and chocolate syrup. The palate is full and viscous with soft carbonation. Finishes long and dry with lingering roasted bitter walnuts. Overall: Top shelf stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5256) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2014
22 oz bottle from City Beer San Francisco shared with drsordr. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized dense khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have meaty smoked malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate, some coffee notes, some molasses and char bitterness to the finish. I loved Barfly and this is pretty darn good itself.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (986) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pours opaque black with tan head. Nose light peaty smoke, ham, roast, and sweet malt. Taste bitter roast up front, dark chocolate, lighter smoke. Moderate bitterness through mid palate. Lingering high palate bitter finish. Lighter mouth feel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717 (3457) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Nitro at the brewery. Nearly pitch black with a large lasting tan head. Huge aroma of smoky roasty chocolatey awesomeness with molasses. Big intense flavor. Smoky as hell with thick molasses, anise, and semisweet chocolate. This is second runnings? Dag dogg. Oh yeah, Bar Fly (1st runnings) is AWESOME!!! Thick and nitrogenous, smooth as your mother. HELL YEAH ALASKA BABY! Woo, rare ticks!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mpersinger (347) - , California, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Draft sampler pour at Face to Face Beerfest ( f2f.org ): Wins for great name, as well as best second runnings beer...Stands on its own as a tasty dark ale showcasing smoked and dark malts. Smoke lingers, as does dark chocolate...slightly fruity though clean and medium-bodied (not oily or syrupy).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (2931) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium creamy brown head that dissipates slowly and laces well. Aroma is roasted malts, smoky. Flavor is heavy roasted malt, campfire, molasses. Light sweet and medium bitter, minor acidity. Fullish body, creamy mouthfeel. Lingering heavy bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1188) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 21, 2014
bomber shared. poured a dark brown to almost black with tan head. nice peaty smoke aroma on top with roasted malts and some chocolate and coffee. the flavor was more the same but lighter on the smoke that I thought..would have like just a touch more and it would have been perfect. overall though very good stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5481) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2014
(Draught) deep black, fine tan bubbles. Nose is rich, light smoke, deep chocolate flavor, bit ashy. Taste of ash, light smoke, very roasted, bakers chocolate, dry and bitter but in a nice way. Well carbonated which makes this one go down smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdInSaltLake (584) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 29, 2014
Aroma: Smoky, sweet, toasty/roasted malt. Cardboard-like?
Flavor: Smoked malt, coffee-like roast, raisin/prune, molasses sweet.


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