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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Old Schoolhouse Brewer’s Reserve, waxed bottle and wicked stout flavor. Deep, dark, and complex with layers of caramel, chocolate, and roasted malts. Very rich with high alcohol and plenty of hops to balance out the loads of malted barley.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2761) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Absolutely beautiful, deep dark brown with a hint of red on the edges and a big foamy lacing head. Nice aroma of roasted malt and coffee. The flavor was a bit harsh with the roast malts dominant. A bit of burnt coffee comes through as well. Leaves a burnt malt after taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle shared by Dogbrick at Septoberfest V: Septoberfest Rises on 9/29/12. Darkest brown pour with a thick tan head. Malty nose with bitter and sweet dark chocolate notes. Malty and chocolatey flavor with a bitter roasty finish. Pretty tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8688) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2012
This beer pours black with a medium tan head that diminishes steadily to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Full-bodied and smooth with a roasty character of coffee and chocolate malt, with some piney hops in the background. The finish is dark chocolate mocha with a bit of licorice and hops in the aftertaste. Good Stout all around.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wombata (468) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 29, 2012
1 year-old bottle. Aroma: Milk chocolate, ovaltine/malted milk, vanilla ice cream. Palate: Smooth Flavor: Milk chocolate, ovaltine, licorice, burnt coffee finish. Comment: Sweet but within the bounds of sanity.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (7037) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 20, 2012
Bottle, that I have cellared for almost exactly one year after purchase. Pours a velvety black with rich mahogany highlights and a firm brown head. Aroma is sweet, with milk chocolate, molasses, and rich roast. Flavour is very nice, featuring soft dark malts and hard roast together, lots of fudgey chocolate, molasses, brown bread, coffee cake. Bitterness in great balance, mouthfeel is smooth and heavy. I absolutely loved this one!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
odinstyr (564) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Pours a dark brown-black with a foamy tan head. Smells of caramel, bread, coffee, roast nuts, hint of cocoa. Taste is bitter and sweet, strong roast malts with a good but mild hop finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (4101) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Aroma is coffee, prunes, and soy sauce. Black with a medium beige head. Espresso flavor with a somewhat unpleasant malt bitterness. Finishes with a neat soy sauce and coffee combo.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (9012) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Bomber shared by HopTsing and tia at the 18th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering. Pours a pitch black color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, nuts and sweet malts. The taste is sweet and roasted malts, bitter hops and a milky note. Medium bodied, smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tia (1012) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle @ 18th RG. Very dark with mocha head. Roasted aroma plus a chocolatiness and a bourbon quality. Tastes nice and bitter and toasty. Nice bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Pours pitch black with a two finger beige head that very slowly fades into a lasting ring.  Large streaks of lacing left behind. Roasted malt aroma with some sweetness, lactic sugar and earthy hops for balance.  Hints of coffee bean, dark chocolate, toast and oatmeal followed by some licorice and floral, piney hops. Slightly chewy body with a very strong roast character that lingers throughout into a bone dry finish.  Dry and bitter with hints of dark chocolate, burnt toast, stale coffee bean and oatmeal.  Very dry and roasty making it kind of acrid and one dimensional.  Could use some sweetness.  Finishes with a strong hop character that provides more bitterness.  This compliments the dry roast but doesn’t really balance things out or counter the malt much.  ABV is decently masked but it’s a bit harsh and tough to drink.  Not bad but is it desperate need of some sweetness for balance.


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