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RATINGS: 423   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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2012
22oz Bottle. The pour was a pitch jet black with an average (1-2 finger) light cocoa brown rocky head that was mostly diminishing, down to a thin film and small collar with poor runny lacing. The aroma was very robust of a burnt biscuit mat, light resin hops and a strong earthy yeast with notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, molasses, vanilla, a mild smokiness and a slight alcohol tinge. The taste was bitter sweet with a nice malty feel and had notes of bitter chocolate and molasses from the beginning, progressing slightly into a purely bitter taste with a huge coffee presence and a mild smoky finish. The flavor lasted a very long time after the swallow with a bold smooth bitter coffee taste left to linger for quit a while. Mouthfeel was full in body with a dry, oily texture and a solid medium carbonation. Overall this was a boldly robust brew with a strong bitter mocha / coffee taste that is offset slightly by a mild sweetness, and was done very well may I say. Making this a very enjoyable tasty brew with a superb drinkability...


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1817) - - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle. Simple and delicious. A little hop bitterness, roasted barley and chocolate. Delicate pillowy mouthfeel. Awesome.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3176) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
Glass, 6 ounces, brown bottle, during the Media luncheon, trip to the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 3 2014; eye: black, opaque, no effervescence, no head, no lacing; nose: coffee, chocolate, roasted barley, light bittering hops; mouth: coffee, chocolate, roasted barley, light bittering hops, light lactic, finale in roasted barley with presence of coffee, below-average carbonation, mildly bitter, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Verre, 6 onces, bouteille brune, lors du dîner des média, voyage au Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 3 octobre 2014; œil : noire, opaque, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : café, chocolat, orge torréfiée, léger houblon amérisant; bouche : café, chocolat, orge torréfiée, léger houblon amérisant, léger lactique, finale en orge torréfiée avec présence de café, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement amère, texture légèrement râpeuse; en résumé : bien

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (1082) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Perfect pre-game beer. Purchased from Beverage Warehouse in Winooski last Tuesday evening. $5.04 for the 650 mL bottle. I knew that once I had seen they carried Pelican I would be committing a disservice by ignoring it entirely. Served at 52°F. Had let it warm up a bit before consuming.

To oversized snifter, it pours a mahogany/oaken-tinted dark brown with which a frothy cosmic latte-ringed head 1½ fingers in length stood. Aromas of black bread, charcoal, Midwest hops, dried mandarin orange peels, licorice root, earl grey tea, cocoa butter, melted wax, and mint sprigs.

Tastes the same with the addition of coffee syrup, burnt sugar, aloe vera, and a pleasurable growing warmth. This is a superbly satisfying stout, but it’s honestly a tad too bitter. You have to concentrate in order to get anything aside from the floral hops and darkly-kilned malts. But, I am happy with my purchase of this item. Would love to replicate this in a clone (if I can track down its ingredients)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
furthur (312) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle, black body, dark khaki head fades leaving decent lace. Aroma is roasted barley, coffee, raisin. Taste is roasty, cookies, raisiny molasses, cherries, coffee. Finish is slightly dry. Palate is thick, carbonation ample, maybe a bit much for style. This is a touch sweet for style, but the flavors developed are superb!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WABeerFiend (274) - - JAN 18, 2015
Poured from a bomber into a tulip on 08.21.14. A: Chocolate, cocoa, and custard. A: 3 finger tan head. Midnight black body with no red. It retains its head nicely. T: Milk chocolate and coconut dominate. Slight roastiness and raisin are subtle. P: Very creamy with perfect carbonation. It is on the watery side. O: This was an easy drinking stout that had me wondering how it was not a milk or oatmeal stout. It was very creamy. The flavors were subtle but complex at the same time. They could have been stronger, though.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpreo (1848) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 6, 2015
A good Stout, as you would expect, but not a Great Stout. Still worth drinking at any occasion.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JDBaker11058 (1421) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Handypaul (292) - - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
malrubius (1958) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brentv (450) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2014
On tap at McNally’s 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.


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