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RATINGS: 447   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JDBaker11058 (1614) - Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Appearance: solid dark brown-to-black, with half a finger of khaki head, poured out of an unassuming bomber that concealed the glories therein. Aroma: melty dark chocolate, general coffee roasty notes, some black bread, maybe a bit of earthy hops. Taste: dark, bittersweet chocolate, growing sweeter and more fudgy as it warms; it doesnít get overly sweet, as the espresso notes and some gentle, slightly minty hops keep things balanced. Finish: medium-length, with lasting dry chocolate and general roast, then a whisper of pine to clean things up completely. Notes: Why, why, why was this so damn good? Everything about it seemed like it would be average, until it entered my mouth. Everything about this beer was in perfect harmony. We donít get distro of this on the East Coast, and I almost cried when the bottle was gone. Nearly perfect. Bottle from Sarah for Beersmas 2014.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Handypaul (333) - - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours very dark brown almost black with a big creamy light brown head that leaves only a little lacing. Aroma of dark roasted malts, chocolate and espresso. Medium bitter and lightly sweet, average to lively carbo, flavor of dark chocolate, creamy texture in a medium body, no taste of alcohol and a brief lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
malrubius (2185) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle from Brewfest. Black with thick brown head and lace. Mild roasted chocolate woody spice aroma. Dark chocolate roasted coffee very mild fruit sweetness very mild tang and medium woody bitterness with hints of spice. Relatively dry for style. Creamy medium body. Dangerously quaffable and sessionable for abv without sacrificing flavor and body. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brentv (514) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2014
On tap at McNallyís Taproom in Hillsboro, OR. Black pour with a medium beige head and lots of lacing. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Mildly sweet, nice balancing bitterness, nice bitter finish. A delicious stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Squizzle (178) - Idaho, USA - DEC 11, 2014
I had two of these back to back on tap with a burger at Omars. The first one was wonderful but I should have had just a glass instead of a pint on the second. It made me too full and I had fo commit to finishing. Iím not really a stout drinker but everything from Pelican so far has been good. Like my friend said about drinking stout tonight, "hey, its winter."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
runaway (72) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2014
22 pours licorice black with a thin tan head. Aroma is of chocolate malts and dark fruit. Taste is a bit one dimensional when the temperature isnít in the sweet spot, but a creamy fudge with a hint of nuts when just right. Mouthfeel is a bit thin but well balanced, not too sweet or bitter and the finish is just dry enough. Pretty solid but not spectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crajun (1090) - , Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2014
good not great stout. nice aroma of the usual things - much roast in aroma. taste had too much roasted malt - a little too heavy for my tastes and on thinner side for stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (4768) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2014
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours black with a tan head. Light roasted nose. Flavors of coffee and licorice. Bitter roast finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1379) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2014
A nice unique stout. Pours a very thick deep black with a thick tan head. Smells a bit of green olives of all things. Also a bit of coffee and vanilla. Taste is well balanced and very creamy. More green olives in the finish. As it opens up you get more vanilla and coffee. Had in the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (1434) - Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Tap at Pelican Brewing in Tillamook. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is very roasty, chocolate, a little pine. Taste is medium-full, dark chocolate, dry, bitter finish. Overall, good.

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