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Brewed by Renaissance Brewing
Style: Sweet Stout
Blenheim, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Craftsman is our Chocolate oatmeal stout. To brew it we add a proportion of organic oatmeal to the mash for a velvety smooth mouthfeel. and plenty of dark roasted coca nibs to the mash,boil and fermentor. The result is a rich, intense stout with notes of dark chocolate that gradually gives way to a subtle hop finish. With malt, coffee and chocolate flavours, Craftsman pairs well with any dessert, or match it with hearty fare such as venison and beef


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2014
50 cl bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, chocolate and liqourice. Dark malty and chocolate. Bitter and dark roasted. Dry and roasted malty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2014
Bottled. A black beer with a huge lazing brown head. The aroma has notes of chocolate, roasted malt, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of chocolate, roasted malt, and caramel, leading to a dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle at yespr. Black coloured with a huge beige head. Roasted aroma of hay, dark chocolate and licorice powder. Roasted flavour of caramel, dark chocolate and licorice with notes of cocoa powder. Roasted finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15497) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle @ yespr. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with hints of coffee. Roasted malty sweetish chocolate and caramel flavor with hints of coffee. Has a roasted malty sweetish chocolate finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2012
50cl bottle. Medium brown head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, roast. Effervescent medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10605) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2014
pitch dark , smooth brown head. aroma is cocoa, chocolate, faint malts. flavor is roasted malts, faint caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10343) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Bottle from Corti Bros. Pours very dark brown with a foamy 3 finger frothy light tan head. Nice aroma of dark milk chocolate with a hop hit. Med body - less as froth goes. Not the best impression there. The flavor is now bitter chocolate - there seems to be a lot of hop in here. Touch of coffee. Iím not sure this works all that well. Lots of flavor - but harsh - and hoppy chocolate? It is growing on me. Seeing it finishing dry, bitter and chocolate. Ok. Iím convinced.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10076) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown color with a medium light brown frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium toasted sweet chocolate malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of average duration. Sweet drinkable brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle courtesy of argo0, thanks! Brown color, brown head. Aroma of intense cocoa powder. Taste is similar.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (8188) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
Deep brown-black pour with a huge rocky brown head. The nose has a touch of light astringency and some roasted malt character. Dark chocolate and some coffee with a touch of light vanilla. Itís got a heavy roasted character and a little bit of soft sourness. It doesnít taste quite infected, but there is a touch of something sharp in here. Heavy roast and a fairly astringent maltiness. Thin bodied and quite astringent - really canít say Iím a huge fan of this. Itís got some potential, but thereís something not quite right about it.


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