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RATINGS: 426   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Formerjughead (2) - California, USA - DEC 4, 2011 does not count
A truly classic stout delicious ice cold or near room temperature. Pairs well with rare meat and fresh vegetables. The only caveat is that, like guinness, it should be drank from a glass after a proper pour.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2004
Hello there excellent brew, very nice to meet you. This is a world class beer IMO. Nice roasted malt aroma with faint hops. Pitch black in color. Pours with a nice, thick, fluffy head that lingers. This is a full bodied brew, almost thick like a milkshake. Nice roasted malt flavor with a topnotch assembly of hops. Long bitter finish. Exquisite brew. Thanks to Derek Arent for the sample.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2004 Everything a stout should be, nutty and fruity with a burnt taste. Just about perfect.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2006
22 oz bottle via Pelican Brewpub. Pours a thick pitch black with a large tan head. Mild aroma of vanilla, cream, and some subtle chocolate. Full bodied. Sweet flavors of creamy oatmeal and chocolate with a roasty bittersweet finish. Well carbonated. My favorite Foreign Stout so far, even surpassing the excellant Lion Stout.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bozoNZ (731) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 25, 2010
Sublime. I’ve been saving this - 18 mths in fact. Subdued but rich malt aroma. Palate is to die for, rich malts meld together. Roast, char,chocolate and a sweet dark rich ummmmm roastiness....!!! Great weight and fatness. RIP the Pike River 29 - for you.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dpnyby (3) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2011 does not count
Poured from a 22 oz bomber with a 1/2 inch tan head. A great nose that is full of malty sweetness and toffee flavors. As others have mentioned, the taste is somewhat betrayed by the nose. There is not quite as much sweetness in this stout as the nose implies. However, the taste is well-balanced with a big malt flavor and subtle hints of smoke and dark chocolate. The finish is bitter, but once again, balanced enough to create a very pleasing overall experience. This is a well-crafted stout that I will definitely drink again.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JDBaker11058 (1444) - 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 doesn’t 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 don’t 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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2008
bomber by way of kenb. a near black viscous pour with a thin cocoa colored head. robust aroma of roasty malts, chocolate, smokey coffee and hot cream. the palate is surprisingly dry and every part of the word robust (again!). MEAT, malt, chocolate, charcoal, wood and a light sourness in the middle. smokey and dry finish with some coffee as well. these all linger in the aftertaste. full bodied with an amazingly smooth creamy texture. complex and beautiful.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4755) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Boy this is thick. Black with a dark tan head. Chewy and a bit chocolaty, some bitterness. It’s quite good but very thick.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
malrubius (2002) - 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.


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