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RATINGS: 415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Rich, chocolate malt base with a sweet vanilla smoothness to it, Alcohol very evident despite the lower ABV. Dry and creamy. Slight vegetable essence from the hops, just slight.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - APR 11, 2008
Courtesy mgumby10. Black pour, sparse thin white head. Chocolate, wet grain, mild hops on aroma. Palate a bit thin for style, but still amenable. Nice subdued roasty chocolate taste - slight hops and some alcohol heat on taste. Nice and even, roasty but alcohol is in check.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - OCT 13, 2008
(22 oz. bottle via trade with explosivebeer, thanks Brandon!) Char and grass...Pours almost inky black, actually very, very dark brown with just a wisp of brownish head that recedes to the edges. Looks much like an imp stout. Aroma of plum, char, molasses, grape and almost burnt coffee. Mouthfeel fairly smooth, light oiliness, low carbonation, actually a little loose and light-feeling. Flavor starts out heavy on char with a grassiness that detracts. As it warms the grassiness abates a bit and dark chocolate, plum/grape, coffee and char emerge. Bitterness builds toward finish and leaves a bitter coffee/choccolate aftertaste. Some alcohol presence. Quite imp stout-like overall. I didnít dig the flavor and texture so much but it does have a bit of complexity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2009
22oz bottle thanks to andrew.....pours close to black with a significant light brown head.....aroma cocoa chocolate and caramel malt. not too much complexity....flavors of chocolate and mild smokiness with some accompanying roast. smooth full mouthfeel and somewhat highly carbonated with a somewhat bitter in the finish...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2009
22oz bottle. pours black creamy tan head. nose is roasty, milk chocolate. flavor is milky, chocolate, a bit grassy. smooth easy drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAR 12, 2009
22oz bomber, pours a dark brown/black with a medium brown head. Aroma is lactose, milk chocolate, and roasted malts. Flavor is more roasty malts, chocolate, and cocoa. A smooth and easy drinking stout with just a touch of dryness without becoming chalky; nice stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2009
22 oz bottle poured into a glass from either TheEpeeist or Samís South Loop (Chicago, IL). Pours a pitch blacl opaque pour, a little thick, with moderate brownish cocoa head that laces and looks good. Aromas are reminiscent of sweet chocolate, carmel, cream and vanilla, biscuit cookies, with roasted maltiness to balance. Sweet. Initial takes a moderate body, hitting a touch of lactic sweetness that moves to roast towards the backend. Sweet, but less sweet that a typical sweet stout. Initial shows chocolate and vanilla, with bits of carmel and sweet malts, moving back to bitterness from roasted malts and maybe a light taste of creamed coffee. This isnít very bitter, preaching a little more sweetness. However, quite palatable with good assertives discernible flavors. Dryness is nice too. This is pretty good. Finishes with chocolate and vanilla sweetness with some roasted bitterness and light dryness lingering. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6589) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2009
Bottle. Pitch black body with a medium tan head. Aroma is full of chocolate, sweet malt and roasted malt. Burned malt, light chocolate and light tobacco backs up the sweet malt in the flavour. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2010
you think you have a crap job... good roast level .. dark black .. quite clean stuff, light slick .. . a great session foreign .. . above the crowd . . what do you want? .. .

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Thanks Santa! Pours a black body w a nice rich tan head. Nose is toasty with some tar, coffee, dark fruity honey. Flavor is rich toasty malt, chalky with some rich toffee and coffee. Lingering dark caramel and coffee finish.


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