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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Hand Crafted beer dark in color with a thick light brown head crowning a chocolate malt flavor edged with coffee, then balanced with intense roasted grains.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
smith4498 (3137) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2010
Bottle from a trade with phaleslu. Pours black with light brown head. Aromas of roasted malts, dark chocolate and some coffee. Roasted malt flavor with a little bit of coffee. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Thanks Peter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3155) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2010
12 oz bottle
My last new bottle from Mt Carmel was their stout. Overall it was solid but nothing special. I think if I lived closer to Cincinnati they would replace Mad Brewer, Ringneck, and Indigo Imp as the preferred local brewery. Their beers are seldom exceptional but they very rarely fail to do a competent job.

Aroma / Appearance - Olive black and drab the liquid that poured into my snifter blended the smells of espresso, chocolate, vanilla, and hints of anise. It smells like someone did a breakfast experiment by replacing the milk in their cocoa puffs with black coffee.

Flavor / Palate - Black coffee and generous amounts of creamer leave their mark from the first sip. Chocolate malt balls wrap up a standard experience that colors within the lines. If there is a flaw to be found it is the harshness present around the edges. If this were a painting there would be little numbers behind each panel to help complete the image.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Firkinpoe (25) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - FEB 21, 2010
12 oz. bottle. This was a nice surprise. Pours a pitch black color with a frothy brown head which quickly disappears to nothing. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, a touch of caramel. Very nice. Flavor is roasty, coffee, and chocolate. My only complaint would be too much carbonation, but I was pleasantly surprised by this offering from Mt. Carmel Brewing. A really good stout.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Pours pitch black with thin tan. Notes of chocolate malt, vinous, toffee, and spice. Medium to full bodied with lush carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenDover (211) - Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Black with a thick tan/brown head. Aroma of roast coffee. Taste is malty and sweet, some coffee and chocolate, but with a bit of a burnt/sooty taste that detracts just a bit. Still a pretty good stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
udflyerfan07 (173) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2009
12oz bottle poured very very dark brown but not the dark opaque black that some stouts have. Tan fluffy head. Decent aroma with roasted malt. Def coffee flavor with a nut flavor going down with hints of chocolate. Decent stout but a little light for my taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Pours a straight black body with a lasting tan head. Big roasted coffee flavor. Dry finish. Pretty solid stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Good and roasty, mostly but not completely dry - a little raisiny sweetness but not much. A good hit of coffee. Pours and stays a little still. Coffee acidity shows up in the flavor, ash, not well integrated - separate. Piney hops, for example, are in the taste too. Could mellow.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (5939) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2009 Bottle. The aroma on this big stout is killer ... More coffee than my morning Joe. this drinks with a whoop-ass java overtone, sweetly drinkable. I think I’ve found my favorite Ohio beer. (#3572, 7/3/2009)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (7041) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Dark brown pour, tan head. Coffee and chocolate in aroma and flavor. Better stout than expected from what is now shaping up to be my favorite Cincinnati brewery.


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