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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 2.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Very dark and smooth ale is made from European Pale Ale, CaraMunich, and Chocolate malts with roasted wheat, roasted rye, and rolled oats, as well. Amarillo Hops are used to impart bitterness. This beer is pushed from the brewery's serving tanks using a Nitrogen gas blend, giving a unique thick and creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GTAEgeek (1970) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown, with a medium, foamy, tan head. The nose is molasses, burnt toast, pine, and some mustiness. Sweet up front, with an unpleasant bitterness and off flavors in the finish. Light to medium body, syrupy, and clingy. This is a weak and watery stout. The aroma has some promise, but the flavor is off-putting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
grubypawel (333) - - JUL 20, 2015
Pours hazy black with little head. A malty aroma with some coffee. A full-bodied coffee liqueur taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish black pour with slightly tan head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, caramel, some roasted malt into some slight yeast, touch of coffee in there as well. Taste is simple, some roast, cocoa, and dark fruit into a bit of dark sugars, hints of spice, finishing slightly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
George999 (410) - Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Great chocolate flavor, a little coffee and Carmel notes, Great color, solid stout flavor but not too heavy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
onceblind (7492) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Light black pour under a thin beige head that leaves too fast. Aroma has some dark roasty cocoa tones with a sort of leafy bitterness and a little earthy twang to it. Flavor has a smooth earthy oat tone with a bitter twangy cocoa tone and a slight metallic taste. Just kinda generic and forgettable. Dry coffee finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
crajun (1182) - , Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2013
on tap from brewery during late summer trip to COS. going from old notes one of the lower rated stouts ever - wasnít a drain pour or nasty but nothing positive about it - thin; skip this

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (5216) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2013
12 oz bottle from Tipsyís into my Funkwerks glass. Black with a small tan head that dissipates to nothing. The aroma is caramel, milk chocolate, roasted malts, light bitter hops, rye bread and a touch of spices. Similar flavor with vanilla and earth. Medium sweetness and light bitterness. Average body with a creamy feel and roasted finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (3436) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2013
Sampler at the brewpub. Pours a thin, poorly retained off white head, over a possibly clear, brown (SRM 30) body.....nose is chocolate, coffee, cocoa.....taste is chocolate, coffee, cocoa, sweet toffee/caramel, finishing with a mild roasted malt hop bitterness.....mouth feel medium, slightly sticky, with a creamy oat mouth feel. Overall a very nice Stout with the malt back bone very complex and thorough. Given the changes in rating they must have significantly modified the recipe. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
UncleKorm (1228) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2012
12oz Bottle. Poured clear dark brown w/ Large frothy tan head mostly lasting. Aroma is faint sweet sugars, chocolate syrup, molasses, maple syrup and honey. Flavor left me wondering where the bite of the snake was, it is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Taste is reminds me of pancakes with syrup. Light body, thin watery texture, soft carbonation. Not complex and not what Iím looking for in a stout, have this one for breakfast with some scrambled eggs & bacon on the side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wchesser (1918) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Probably the thinnest looking stout I have ever seen. Letís in light like a church window-looks like coca-cola. Nose is actually pretty good with dark roasted malts and coffee. Thick head that fades quickly, no lacing. Flavor follows taste but has an off unclean finish. The best thing about this beer is that it isnít actually nasty like the last Rockyard I had. Where is the nitro in the description? That would help the palate a lot. Weak.

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