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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 2, 2011
Growler from PPOB. Pours completely opaque with small tan head that quickly dissipates leaving a foamy ring. A bit of lacing but not much retention. Sweet aroma of chocolate with some coffee and earth. Taste is similar with minimal hops. Medium body; creamy texture; nice smooth finish. I prefer the barrel aged version, but this is still very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Draft OB PP. Big lasting, almost nitro looking tan head. Almost. Dark,almost black beer. Clean, surprisingly bright and roasty nose with a little coffee and maybe tobacco. Flavors are somewhat roasty, a bit sweet, clean, and of course malty. Thought I had ordered the BA version, but nope...that’s what I was hoping for so my thoughts on this are tainted...but ill try that one in a minute and try to be fair here. There’s a bit of a green bean, or green coffee bean, or maybe just plain vegital characteristic..a little lactic tang around the edges as well..decent, nothing spectacular, but enjoyable nonetheless.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5800) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Black color with tan foamage. Nice deep roast malt, chocolate, earthy aromas. medium body. Sugary dark chocolate flavors with medium roast coffee, dark matter--good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2011
On tap in OB. Tasted directly after ABLE. Nose sharper and less complex. Taste same. Sharp with vinegar and bitter malt back.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10795) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 19, 2011
A: The beer pours almost black with a thin layer of creamy off-white/tan head. S: A nice roastiness to the nose with a fair amount of dark chocolate. There is a bit of burnt sugar, molasses, and a fair amount of coffee. Just a little bit of earthy hop aroma. T: Starts off with a moderate bitterness. There is a good roasted malt flavor along with dark chocolate, char, and coffee. Some toffee sweetness is present underneath. M: Medium in body with a smooth, medium carbonation. O: A nice solid stout. Easy to drink and pleasant flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goodgrief (1782) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - APR 10, 2011
On tap at Ocean Beach. Dark pour, very little head or lacing. Aroma was bitter and slightly sour(?). Flavor was chalky dark baking chocolate, mild bitterness and some lactic notes that I normally don’t like but were okay here. Very litle sweetness and a bitter finish, but somehow enjoyable. Perfect level of carbonation to complement the flavor profile. Very good, but there are probably better options among the 40 taps at OB.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Forcina (52) - Bellinzona, Rome, Brussels, SWITZERLAND - APR 10, 2011
Very nice foreign stout, very creamy and tasty. One of the best example of stout I had. Alcohol is low.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2011
(Draught) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and burnt grains. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, earth, and coffee with a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4663) - Utah, USA - OCT 14, 2010
On tap at Pizza Port, Ocean Beach
Appearance: Black with a nice beige head and some lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, coffee and chocolate
Taste: Dark malts, grainy, chocolate and coffee
Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8380) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 12, 2010
Tap at PP/OB. Poured a clear cola ruby with a thinning, tan head. Good spotty lace but not too much retention. Aroma is roasty, ashy, burnt. Taste is black olives moving to a biting, dry mess.


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