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RATINGS: 580   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A full-bodied beer with deep chocolate color, velvety malt texture, and a dark-roasted flavor, with hints of smokiness and coffee. It combines the dryness of traditional Dublin-style stout with the strength and character of Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
AdamJackson (3493) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Almost completely black, espresso head. Lots of roasted barley and a hint of chocolate. This is almost a coffee explosion but an overwhelming bitterness and roast qualities that lack any balance. Intense for only 7% abv

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3744) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine Summerlin, Las Vegas. Black pour. Aroma is roasted, burnt malts, tobacco, ash and some chocolate. Flavor is qite dry and bitter roasted without much hops. Solid roasty malts and nice and clean balance. Good stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (4123) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours black with a tan head. Chocolate nose. Cocoa, coffee and licorice flavors. Really nice stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mintzmeet (320) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Nice chocolaty aroma. Mmmmm. Full bodied and thick. Some roasted malt flavors. Incredible texture like an oatmeal stout. espresso implications.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2596) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2013
September 2012. Sampled at the brewpub in Seattle. Very dark brown with a nice tan head. Coffee, chocolate, roasted malt atomas with a hint of smoke. Good balance and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeLimpert (33) - - AUG 21, 2013
This beer has wonderful coffee flavor but is not overly creamy possibly due to the use of Carafa III or similar malt in this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2013
black, tan head with moderate retention. dark fruit, soy sauce, chocolate, smoke, slightly cola-like. medium-heavy bitter, medium sweet, some salt and savory. medium-full body, slick feel, soft carb, dry finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattyhennessy (375) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2013
One of the best stouts around. Pours thick with a brown head. Aromas of coffee are evident first, however Chocolate bursts through on the first sip. Caramel and treacle notes lingers in the body. High ABV, however it is masked well by the sweetness of the dark malts. Fantastic. Best off the tap at the brewery itself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1265) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Black pour, small brown head. Roasy aroma. Rich chocolaty roasty flavor. Delicious!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vballnbeer (158) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 6, 2013
This is a really nice beer with a good combination of stout characteristics. It is strong with a licorice taste like an imperial, but it has the dryness of an Irish. It has a nice coffee flavor that you would expect from Seattle and a good color. This could very well be Seattle’s Best.

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