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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A traditional stout using dark roasted malted barley to create a full-bodied ale. Rounded with the smooth flavor of oats, the addition of English Kent Goldings hops produces a creamy stout that has proven to be a favorite.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2009
12 ounce bottle courtesy of Sparky27. Thanks! And finally I have an Arizona rating that’s not Cave Creek Chili Beer. Woot! Pours a very, very dark brown color. Thin head with good head retention and fair lacing. Very nutty roasted malt aroma with caramel and oats. Taste is nuts, caramel, chocolate, smoke. Medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2003
Black with some red at the top. Pale, syrupy smoke and hop aroma that is a little sweet, somewhat resembling oats. Full, robust, smokey... yes, very smokey. I like.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2006
Thanks to Flaco Alto for this. Jet black pour with 2-finger brown head. One of the browner heads you will ever see. Aroma of molasses, chocolate syrup, coffee, hoppy peppery hints. The taste is roasty malty, with chocolate and coffee, some anise and nut hints, and some peppery finishing hints. Medium palate with a creamy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2006
Pours a dark nearly opaque brown with a nicely-lacing tan head. Sweet roasty oatmeal lactose aroma has lots of vanilla and milk chocolate. Body starts with some mild buttery vanilla sweetness finishing more dry with a lingering milk chocolate roastiness. An interesting and unique stout, but could be a little more balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7005) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Bottles thanks to a couple fine folks! Poured a clear, deep chocolatey brown with short, but coating cap of brown head. Aroma was quite lovely with roasted milk chocolate and cocoa accompanied by some lactose sugars... picked up a bit of vinous quality as it warmed up. The flavor had a darker, rather burnt roast to it with cocoa and more of the milky sugars representin’... left some chalky roast at the finish. Medium-bodied with a decent flow to it.. again a bit chalky.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 28, 2007
Bottle. Blackish beer with a tan head. Chocolate, roast, coffee aroma. Chocolate, slight coffee flavor. Medium body. LIngering light malt/chocolate. Light oatmeal.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark black with a very thick tan head. A touch of grain, some sweet oatmeal notes, and a bit of old paper. Medium bodied, little bit of cola, and a lot of stale paper and cardboard. Uncharacteristically sweet finish with some bitterness and more paper.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Courtesy of gunhaver. Pours dark brown with thin off white head. The aroma is very nice and inviting with roast, molasses, some toffee, chocolate and smooth mild burnt malts. The taste begins thin with roast and burnt malts then moving into hints of molasses and chocolate. The burnt malts grow into the finish. The nose overstated the goodness of the flavor. Still mighty fine though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2008
Bottle courtesy of rustychiles. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of sweet malt, light spice. Tastes of chocolate, some light roasted malt, some cocoa splashes on the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2007
Bottle. A black beer with a big brown head. Roasted, oatmeal, coffee, chocolate and a bit sour aroma and taste. Medium body with a dry finish.


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