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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 2.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11233) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2006
on tap-pours a thin tan head and black color. Aroma is coffee, hops bitterness. Taste is coffee, roasty, hops bitterness. Nice, OK carbonation. More like a porter. Occasional.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2008
On tap @ Rockyard poured a clear dark brown with a small quickly disapating tan head. Aromas of bitter chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and a hint of smoke with a smooth slightly dry lingering bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (10145) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2006
Draught. Pours dark brown to black with no head. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate malt and yeast (leather). Sweet dark chocolate malt, coffee notes, burnt toast and a leather finish. Dark bodied and thin, dry palate.

1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
adnielsen (9481) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2011
Bottle @ home. Dark brown/black appearance with a small tan head that quickly disappears. Sweet chocolate malty, fairly complex malty, slightly bitter nose. Bitter, fairly bodied, chocolate malty flavor. A little thin of body. Bitter, chocolatey finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (8954) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2011
Pours black with minimal head, however generous lace. Mild licorice roast aroma. Extreme carbonation. Slightly underaverage mouthfeel, licorice and some roast, and mouldy finish.Received this bottle IP from JMBSH in February. Drinkable though.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6356) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, fully diminishing. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate syrup, roasted grain), with a note of vanilla. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, syrupy/watery texture, lively carbonation. Ultra-simple, syrupy sweet, extract-homebrew-ish. Drain pour.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Braudog (5903) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - MAY 6, 2004
Pitch black with a thin tan head. My first reaction was surprise at the overpowering bitterness, it overtakes anything else there.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
onceblind (4670) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DiarmaidBHK (3583) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Draft at brewpub. Pours really dark brown with no head. Nice chocolate notes on the nose. Theres a slight hint of coffee on the tongue but the longer you drink it the more the taste vanishes. Disappointing finish to a promising beginning.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aubrey (3453) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2004
Black and rather opaque; quickly fading head. Thick and soft texture. Roasty and toasty with a milky-sweet base. Notes of dark chocolate and a pinch of sourness. Large amount of hop bitterness, which lingers well into the aftertaste.


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