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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Our first real hoppy stout that tastes a lot like what people are calling Black IPAs these days. This is an American Stout that features both roasty and hoppy characters from Roasted Barley and dark Caramel malts plus Cascade and Galaxy hops.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - DEC 7, 2011
On tap at the brewpub, 11/3/2011.
Pours dark brwon black like a stout ought to, but thereís not much head head and it that fades away quickly. Bubbly carbonation like youíd find in a pilsner; havenít often seen this in a stout. Aroma is straight-up American IPA; piney, floral, light grapefruit; only a tiny bit of roasted grain comes out. Flavor starts out much as the aroma suggests, then the roasted grain shows up more in flavor as it sits on your tongue; in essences, it fades from an AIPA into into a stout, Tingly palate is a bit thin and clunky. I donít care much for this new "black IPA" trend, though this is one of the less obnoxious of the examples Iíve tasted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (5443) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2016
Aroma is roasted malts and a complex mix of fruit, bubblegum and funky. The flavor is roasted malts, fruit, mild sweetness, hops and a very funky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dal9000 (454) - Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2016
At DLM. pours black with a sticky tan head. Aroma of molasses and cocoa. Taste of molasses , caramel, coffee and chocolate in that order. A hint of sweet coffee aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (1196) - Iowa, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours almost black with long lasting tan head. Nose is coffee and dark chocolate. Taste adds molasses and maybe a little dark fruit. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (8698) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 11, 2015
On tap at Revolution. Pours near black with a thick tan head and a roasted malt andtreacle aroma. There is a hearty dark molasses flavor with a dry rather bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thechasm442 (637) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2015
On draft. The beer is a very dark brown with a thin tab head and tons of lacing. Aroma is coffee, cocoa, mild citrus, and bits of sweet cream. Taste is rich dark chocolate, coffee with cream, sticky dark malts, and hints of slight citrus flavors drifting in and out. Itís not really enough to be noticeable though. Palate is thick and sticky and lingers. This is a tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 17, 2015
Black pour with a three finger, creamy tan head that has great retention. Aroma is citrus and berry hop notes, some toast, pine, a little roast, toffee, mild nutty notes and a hint of char. Flavor is sweet chocolate, toasted nuts, roast, sweet citrus, pine, some fruity esters and light metallic notes. Medium body, slightly syrupy entry, medium carbonation, dry, slightly syrupy finish. Good stuff overall. Nice, hoppy stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (8291) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle thanks to Bruce. Pours a dark brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is chocolate and roast. Slick mouth, similar flavors to nose, lingering bitterness, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1840) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Dark pour with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and citrus hops. Taste is roasted malt, citrus hops, nicely balanced. Little dry finish ,little chalky. Great lacing as the beer clung to the side of the glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Draft at Olympic. From notes. Chocolate and coffee dominate, some nice pine hints also,m

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (10889) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2014
This beer is a brownish-black color with a medium foamy tan head that diminishes gradually. Patchy lacing on the glass. The aroma is roasty with malt and coffee notes plus some chocolate. Medium body with flavors of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee and hops. The finish is charred malt up front with a mild hoppy aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

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