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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
Darker than a starless night deep in the rocky mountain wilderness, dryer than the barren tundra, this stout is to be feared and respected. Do so and you shall be rewarded.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2016
[ bottle ][ 1.5oz ][ @Tasting ][ $? ][ schnapps snifter ][ 03.05.15 ]
black with tan head, dense down to ring. Rich, dense dessert nose, fudgey dark chocolate alongside plum sweetness. Front palate has light booze and dark chocolate, expedition-esque roast and chocolate married bitterly mid-palate, full bodied and creamy accenting the roast, light anise esters adding depth. Very well rounded and balanced, very similar to expedition without the richness or depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Bottle at the March DC Tasting. Poured a dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma was roasted malts, chocolate. Flavor was semi-sweet chocolate, roasted malts, light burnt notes, vanilla woody notes. Light Belgian funk notes. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenDV138 (6090) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle at the DC March Tasting. Dark brownish black with tan head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, vanilla. Tastes of chocolate, roast, light toast. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (7695) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Some roast and some licorice. Black pour with great head and lacing. Caramel. Bittersweet finish. Bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21633) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle. Dark clear maroon brown color, fluffy beige head. Nice aroma of brownies with burnt edges, licorice. Taste is spiced anise, dark chocolate. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (2928) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Deep brown with a finger of mocha head. Caramel and chocolate aroma. Taste is more of the same with more cocoa plus a bit of smoke. Dry, slightly chalky finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lukemcg (8) - Kansas, USA - JAN 31, 2015 does not count
Somewhat dry, with nice carbonation, dark black appearance and coffee notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2686) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
Pours black with whisky mocha head. Aromas of toasted malts, anise, and molasses. Definitely some smoky flavors going on with this one. A touch of sour and sweet too. Nice mouth feel. Solid stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (9146) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2014 Bottle undated. Dark brown near black with a lasting brown head. Dark chocolate and inky char in the nose, yeast gives it a faint milk powder chalkiness but it’s otherwise clean smelling. Pleasant aroma hops show up more with warmth, giving the nose a nice herb / pepper character. Medium body, moderately sweet approach, effervescence and acid cutting the sugar well. Frothy and rich carbonation, dark chocolate expression from the malt is surprisingly good; lasting cocoa bitterness in a savory, dry, salty finish worthy of gulps. Rock solid mouthfeel and flavor balance, if only the nose were more expressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (469) - Kansas, USA - NOV 15, 2014
A black body beneath a creamy, tight, two inch, frothy crowned head falling slowly to a solid sheet, thick ring, and thick arcing peninsulas of lace with leopard accents

Well attenuated and balanced aromas and flavors full of black coffee, restrained tingling citrus-pine hops and belgian esters, dark berry nuances with layers of lean caramel and smoke flowing through on a smooth, drying medium body offering residuals of smokey dark chocolate with vanilla, citrus rind, and grass, a light tact builds as the first serving finishes out

Solid complexity with just enough richness to offer depth and balance the dry, bitter qualities, keeping this one drinkable and interesting, well done

22oz bottle 2014 served at 55° into 13.25 oz Luigi Bormioli brandy snifter

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