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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Taza Stout is lavish comfort in a bottle. During the boil, we add roasted chicory root and ginger, creating coffee tones lightened by a refreshing yet subtle spiciness. After fermentation, we age the beer on organic roasted cacao nibs from Somerville-based Taza Chocolate. The result is a rich and lively chocolate finish that perfectly complements the elegance of our estery Belgian house yeast.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1073) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Unusual stout. Slightly bitter. Spicy notes. Quite thin for a stout. Coffee undertone with a hint of chocolate, which lingers. If I had to guess, I would call this a porter more than a stout. If it were a character in a play, a puritanical New Englander. A very good porter, as a stout, not bad -- unusual but complex. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (818) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Black pour with a small brown head. Aroma of chocolate and ginger, Sweet and spicy flavor, with strong ginger and chocolate notes. Medium body with a sticky sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 24, 2013
on draft at brewery, wow this is pretty cool. A light chocolate stout without much roastyness at all. I like it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3744) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 6, 2013
750ml bottle in a Night Shift glass. Pours near black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, the chicory coffee notes, dark chocolate, some light dough, and a little spiciness. Flavor the same with a nice blend of the chicory, coffee, and the stout. Average texture. A pretty good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (545) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Tap at the source. Pours Coca-cola black with a brown clingy head. Roasty, bittersweet chocolate aroma. Goes down eastpy, with some bittersweet chocolate, some roast, finish a little plastic.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Concealer (728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Tap. Opaque brown, near black with a foamy tan head that last so true sides and laces. Aromas if coffee, roasted malt, chocolate and some biscuit. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, light vanilla and wood. Medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (2939) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 6, 2014
750 ml bottle purchased at the Brewery. Bottle on 2-14-14 at 5.9%. Slowly diminishing tan head on a pitch black liquid. Aroma is quite nice, chicory root, ginger and chocolate bars. Light smoke.

Flavor starts with smooth chocolate, followed by light charcoal and then transitions into ginger and chicory that gives it a brightness that lightens up the malt flavor. Also has a light earthy note as well. The body is really much more thin then people may want in a stout. I think thicken up the body would turn this from good, to exceptional. The brewer’s creativity does show a great deal in this stout and overall is tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmerz (687) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Bottled 5-6 weeks ago. Deep brown with almost no head or lace. Thin but nice aroma of soy, chili, cocoa, lactic sourness. Flavor is earth, soy, lactic tart, chicory coming through strongly. Mouth feel is thin and somewhat "belgian" with a oily body that carries the sour and spiciness for a good bit. This is a comforting stout with a few added dimensions. I like it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle at RBWG Grand Tasting. Looks food, deep brown with a big tan foam head. Lots of spices, some dark malts. A touch dey and spicy. So so.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Poured dark brown with a medium-sized tan head. Classic dry stout with some additional elements: quite herby, lots of chocolate, light spiciness. Good, but the sours and saisons are their real strength.


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