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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2737) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
George999 (137) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2007
GABF. Some roastiness comes through in the aromas, but it was difficult to pick up. Not much in the way of flavor either. Some chocolate maybe. OK

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (2553) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2013
12 oz bottle from Tipsy’s 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10220) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
waolsen (1360) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2006
tap. black pour. thin tan head. hippy coffee aroma. some sweet chocolate, semi-creamy mouthful of coffee, grains burnt malts. a little acidic. average at best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2011
(bomber 5/29/11). Black color. Small tan head. Light roasted malt aroma. Moderate roasted malt flavor. Avg duration. Light lasting roasty finish with very light bitterness. Slick texture. Soft carbonation. Spare lacing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2009
12 oz. btl. light smells of roast and coffee. Initial taste is exactly like a tootsie roll, nice chocolate and burnt toffee thing going on. Unfortunately, it’s quickly gone with a watery, thin finish, and somehow the flavor got less pronounced and flatter as it warmed. OK - they could do a lot better with some tinkering on this one.

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