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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Named for those rugged people who work and play in the woods! This Gnarly Stout rises to the task, being a bit chewy and a hefty 5.8% abv, cranking plenty of Challenger and Perle hops. The perfect days end for the Stump Jumper in all of us. Brewed with pale, crystal, black, chocolate roasted malts, oats, flaked barley, Perle and Challenger hops. (SEASONAL)


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - DEC 27, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2006 Bomber- Pours very black with a small dark tan head and very little carbonation. Aroma is strong of roasted malt, coffee and slightly sweet. Flavor is also strong of roasted malt (black patent?), coffee and a good amount of hop bitterness. Finish is quite bitter and mildly astringentand slightly sour. Not a great stout, but not too bad ... certainly worth repeating.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10457) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2004
Nov. 28 2004 at MartinT. Deep dark opaque with no head. Light fruity chocolate vanilla aroma. Roasted coffee with light smokeyness, medium bodied, fair stout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimonB (66) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - DEC 1, 2004
(Bottle). Very small light brown head, fully diminishing. Dark brown body. Roasted, caramel and a bit smoked? in aroma. Moderated bitterness as initial flavor then more heavy bitterness (from roasted grains) toward the end of average duration. Medium body, lively carbonation. A bit simple but fair. Sampled at MartinTís place with other RateBeerians for the "Montrealís Voyager Par Les Papillesí first tasting session".

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2004
Roasted malts figure prominently in the aroma with some mild smokiness. Opaque brown with small brown head that diminishes to thin ring. Roasty bitterness and sweet malts contrast nicely. Lasting roastiness in the aftertaste after a short flavour profile. Fairly simple. Medium body but somewhat unexciting. Bottle sampled with beerbuzzmontreal, Lubiere, MartinT, Rastacouere and SimonB.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2004
Omnipresent roasty bitterness monopolizes the flavor profile...Vanilla peers through the thin body and light soy sauce is frowned upon...Interesting for roast lovers and Rock Artís best probably, but nothing worth seeking repetitively...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2004
Deep black color with no head. Aroma of biscuity , roasted and smoked malt. Flavor of biscuity malt, roasted malt, fruits and smoked malt. Bitter finish. Light to medium body, slightly syrupy texture.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2004
Opaque black body is covered by tiny light brown bubbles, 1cm in height. An honest blend of roasted malt and smokiness is perceivable in the nose and continues on the tongue, but itís hard to get anything at all past that ashes-like roastiness. Exceedingly dry. Lightly powdery mouthfeel, lively carbonation. Weak.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2004
Pours a rich dark brown, nearly black, with a thin tan head. Roasty malt aroma has some smoke character to it. Body starts lightly sweet and very dry, like a desert, earthy and smoky. Somewhat thin mouthfeel for a stout. Finishes warming and dry.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
canary dog (665) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - MAR 6, 2004
This is an okay dry stout. Not as full-bodied or rich as a true stout should be-- especially a craft-brewed stout. Reminded me more of a porter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 3, 2004
Growler. Black, thick tar, unending dark heavy head. Powerful roasty nose isn't exactly unique or exciting, but quite nice. Smooth, fairly heavy mouthfeel, a nice quiet bitterness from beginning to end, dark chocolate gradually enters the espresso-powered body as the tongue lingers... a truly excellent example of the style, nothing new mind you but does everything basically right. Rock Art's best as of now I'd say.


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