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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 2, 2006
(on tap @ o’brien’s)black body with not much head..nice roasty aroma with a bit of chocolate thrown in as well.mouthfeel was a little light but it was still full of flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 8, 2006
On Cask at O’Brien’s... Pours a clear black color with a decent sized, dark tan head and lasting lacing. Aroma is roasty with strong hints of coffee backed by caramel and chocolate notes. Flavor is delicious, very roasty with very strong coffee hints through-out. Very smooth and enjoyable to drink but keeps the wonderful stout roastiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 8, 2006
On cask at O’brien’s...it pours with a black body topped by a thick, creamy head with a good amount of lacing. It’s sweet and malty with a nice creamy note and lots of roasted coffee notes. Very nice. Full bodied, smooth and a touch warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2006
Almost black with an oily tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate and roasted malt. Smooth and comforting on the mouth as the coffee and chocolate move into a nice woody and toasty flavour. NIce bitter-sweet chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 11, 2006
On Tap in Carlsbad (non-cask version): Lots of roast and black patent in the aroma; heavy chocolate and coffee notes; ample, bitter roasty finish; some earthy hops and woody notes; viscous body. Good, I should have had the cask version too.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2006
Draught, Avery Strong Ale Fest 2006. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (burnt grain, chocolate), lightly to moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit), with notes of alcohol and wood. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium to full body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Hwarrrrf. A harsh Old Rasputin-like brew that was neither a joy to smell nor drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2006
Sampled at the 4th Boulder Strong Ale Fest. Beer appeared to be an opaque, dark brown-black color with a small, creay, off-white head. The aroma was heavily malty with notes of roasted grain and coffee, light notes of chocolate; hoppy with heavy notes (for Stout) of herbs, resin/pine and grapefruit; lightly yeasty with notes of basement, dough and sweat; moderate miscellaneous note of green olive. The flavor was moderately sweet, lightly bitter with a long, lightly bittersweet finish. The body was medium-to-full, the texture was velvety and the carbonation was soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3501) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2006
Deep and dark brown-black with a dark tan head. Chewy texture. Rich, very chocolaty, and nicely roasted. Had a "Belgian-yeasty" quality to it that I really liked. Curiously drying in the finish. Very tasty impy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ratman197 (11748) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2006
On tap @ Boulder Strong Ale Fest poured a nearly opaque reddish black with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee and a hint of licorice. Palate was full bodied and smooth. Flavors of coffee, bitter chocolate and vanilla with a smooth lingering bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2006
Hand bottled sample shared by Eric at Steves place a while ago. Luckily I found my notes for this one. I got the bottom of the bottle, so there were lots of yeasties floating around, but it was still magnificent. Deep dark black and a thin tan head and nice lace. Lots of roasted barley, coffee, chocolate and a nice sweet aroma. Very thick and sweet taste with chocolate, toffee, lots of roasted barley and balanced very well with hops, and leaves a nice clean bitter finish. Very smooth overall.

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