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RATINGS: 468   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Midnight black color and rich dark-roasted aroma. Specially blended hops combine with flaked unmalted barley to give this brew a full body and a dense creamy head. All elements combine in a solid, lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 1, 2007
Pours with a black body topped by a medium thick, brown head with a good amount of lacing. Itís slightly sweet and amlty yet a touch sour with slight roasty notes. Ful bodied and smooth with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2007
22 oz. Black color. Chocolate brown head. Intriguing malt complexity in the nose, with hints of chocolate, fudge and light coffee. On the palate, its awfully complex, with hints of dried chocolate, light espresso, fruit and mild roast. Clearly a great stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2007
Bottle. Dark black body with a small creamy mocha head. Smells roasty with chalky chocolate, toffee, and cheese. Tastes of bitter roast, oily chocolate, and caramel. Some malt sourness and finishing with mild bitterness. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (3238) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2007
bottle, from trade with kenb (I think) Has a 9 or b on in marker on the cap. Good aroma, roasty sweet. I get a bourbon scent, bitter chocolate, dark roast coffee. little woodiness, not an oaked scent just the smell of a plain hunk of board. Blackish brown color, small head that faded quickly, some lacing that disappeared as it warmed. Bitter flavor, like aroma with the bourbon being foremost, maybe call it like malibu rum. bitter coffee and chocolate too. Medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, bitter dryish finish. Maybe it was my mood, but I didnít like the way the bourbony thing with it, especially since it doesnít mention it in the description. That said it drinks well and seems almost imperial in nature.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2006
Deep black with small fading brown head. Hint of coffee and chocolate aromas. Dry roasted flavor, medium body and a fanastic finish. Makes you want to take another gulp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 20, 2006
Pours out a jet black color, very minimal highlights with a foamy tan head. First thing that hits you is the coffe ground aroma. Unfortunately, itís a one-trick pony and nothing else came from the aroma. Smallish hops in the flavor department, little on flavor as well. I could pick up sweet malts, roasted malts, a bit of dark chocolate and a little hops. Overall I thought it was just an okay stout. Nothing to rave about.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Another free bottle from Ken (kenb). Now this is what Iím talking about! Pours out a dark brown color with a thick tan head. Smell is full of roasted malts, dark chooclate, coffee, some hops. Taste is smooth and rich, very thick mouthfeel. Reminded me of an imperial stout. A very well done beer, deserving of its top of the foreign stouts. Great stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12187) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2006
GABF-on tap- Taste is lots of chocolate/coffee a bit acidic, which was OK. Full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2006
22oz bottle via trade with kenb - Thanks Ken! - Pours black with a short tan head that faded fairly quickly. Aromas of coffee, chocolate and just a touch of black liccorice. Flavor is coffee, dark baking chocolate, lots of dark fruit, and some cocoa. There is a little molasses there and maybe a touch of liccorice as well. Full bodied with low carbonation and an oily mouthfeel. Very nice stout here..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17282) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2006
On tap at Pelican Pub and Brewery, Pacific City, OR. Black colour with tan head. Choccy malt aroma. Smooth in mouth, quite grainy/powdery on finish with lots of coffee. Dark choc, but powdery. Not bad, intense powdery choc finish.

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