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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Autumn   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.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonusWagner (1531) - Florida, USA - APR 28, 2013
Whatever. Kinda spicy, somewhat chocolatey, but underwhelming considering how much I love Taza chocolate.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ScipioA (323) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Black opaque body with a light brown latte head that quickly disappears. Aromas are roasted nuts and pleasant spice. Flavors are belgian yeasty byproducts, spice, herbs, and dry roastiness. Somehow I am getting some weird but interesting cola flavors from this. There’s a bitterness too that I assume is from the nibs. Mouthfeel is nothing to write home about, moderate body, moderate fizz, maybe a little too dry of a finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (889) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 9, 2014
750ml bottle pours dark brown with 2 finger foamy mocha head. Nose is fruity ginger, subtle bitter chocolate, vanilla, Andes mints. Taste is ginger and nutty spice up front, slightly thin body, with some decent roasty chocolate biscotti and cocoa notes on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (3432) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazyvin (1978) - New York, USA - FEB 19, 2014
An opaque brown body with a tan head that faded away quickly. Carbonation was present and the beer overall seemed thin. Some cola notes upfront on the aroma. Some notes of ginger and very mild cocoa. Flavor was mild. Some nice roasted qualities and i could get a sense of the ginger. No chocolate and the carbonation seemed a bit high. Not a bad beer just lacking.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
ziel (76) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2014
If you like sour ales than this one should be on your list even though it is a stout. I do not care for the sours so I will pass on this one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reynolds314 (2385) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 1, 2014
A bit vegetal and thin chocolate stout. The chocolate is actually a bit too mild in this and the base beer isnt roasty or robust enought. Im kind of bored and the yeasty elements are unwelcome. Average at best.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (802) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (946) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Concealer (827) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (9416) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Dark brown color, brown head. The chocolate and the Belgian yeast are not friends. They just don’t marry well together. Odd flavors, yeasty, vegetal.


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