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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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26 IBU’s English style ale with moderate hop bitterness and aroma and a mildly roasted, chocolate flavor.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (2792) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2003
<font face=Zapfino>Draft, on premises.</font> I found a good dark and toasty nose, with bitter chocolate flavor. A thin head per the style. Coffee notes come through while drinking, then leaves a good dry finish.


4.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hollabus (7) - - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
I loved it! I'm not a huge dark beer guy, but had just a hint of chocolate but not heavy at all. Yes the price was a little high, but I would totally get this beer, great one!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6605) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazy deep brown with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of earthy dark grains, sweet chocolate and a hint of roast. Flavor starts with dark grains and sweet chocolate but thins through the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ralflott (4) - Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2014 does not count
On tap at Redwood. Very drinkable but also flavorful, with full body (certainly not watery, as one reviewer found) and mild roasted coffee finish. A permanent tap, available for a ridiculous price late afternoons during the week. An outstanding staple from a brewery far above average.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10576) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Draft sample. Poured a hazy brown color with a minimal frothy brown head that mostly diminished and produced fair lacing. Moderate toasted malt chocolate aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where just met..

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Croff (164) - Ostra Sonnarslov, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2010
Pours a dark brown with a beige head. head goes to lace quickly. Sweet malt chocolate with a hint of coffee for the nose. Taste of chocolate coffee, a bit of hop and a hint of caramel. Slightly dry finish. It is a bit thin when it comes to body, but still a nice brew.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2007
(Tap @ Redwood Lodge, Flint, MI): Dark brown-blackish color. Frothy off-white head. Chocolately roasted, malts. Coffee taste. Some alcohol taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7967) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2006
Sample at the brewpub: Pours a dark brown color that allows very little light to penetrate. Thin beige head that has good retention, and a top ring of lacing and below that a scene like Missile Command. Sweet malty aroma with hints of coffee. Medium-bodied with a nice roasted malt and coffee flavor. The finish is dry and roasty with a flavorful hops aftertaste. Pretty enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TexasAggie12 (64) - Burnet, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2006
Nice deep dark color. A non exstint head. Had hoppy bitter chocolate flavor. Not as thick as I’d thought it would be. This beer really finishes strong, so beware if you don’t like that much bite in the end.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2003
Lovely malty aroma but it's hard to track the malt into the mouth - once there the beer is thinnish, dominated by weedy bitters.


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