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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This beer is black in color with an ample amount of oats to give it a smooth finish. This ale has a very complex grain bill and packs a punch with an ABV of 8.5%. All natural cocoa is also added to make this stout a fantastic experience.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7003) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2011
Thanks to Bob for the bottle! Poured clear garnety-brown with a short, somewhat sticky tan head. The aroma picked up sweet cocoa and darker chocolates, with a definite lactose infusion.. sweeter oats and cake on the back of the nose.. smelled delicious, but like it was going to be hard to drink the whole thing. The flavor found sweet, milky chocolates throughout, imbued with a nice earthy complement.. tangy, lactic feel on the back-half of the mouth.. well-balanced, tasty, and easier to drink than the nose indicated. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. a touch grainy and raw on the back-end, but the alcohol was held in check for the most part.. overall a very good brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
Bottled. A dark red beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of chocolate, malt, oats, and bread. The flavor is sweet with notes of chocolate, roasted malt, oats, and caramel, leading to a dry chocolaty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHOFF43 (1673) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Tap at Old Capital Tavern. Pours almost black with tan head. Taste is bitter coffee and earthy malts with some chocolate. Nice creamy beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle to snifter. Pour is dark brown and looks black in glass with a kahki head that fades to a collar/film. Aroma is big bitter chocolate and oats. Taste is nice and bitter sweet with chocolate and cereal notes. Palate is fizzy and slick with a dry bitter finish. Pretty good sweet stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Interesting dark brew. A touch watery with roasted.malt flavors. Not quite what im looking for in a dark beer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ericular (492) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Pours very dark with decent brown head that fades quickly and not much lacing. Aroma is sweet lactose that is pretty restrained overall and has only a hint of roast to it. Taste is much more sweet than stout - which is fine. Then, a little bit of dark malts and just another hint of roast. Not really any coffee. Palate is noticeably carbonated with a pretty thin, hollow, watery finish - the beer’s only obvious flaw. Still, if this is truly 8%, it’s masked well, and goes down easy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4283) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Tap at Grumpys Roseville. Black. Sweet aroma with lactose I think. Sweet and roasted malt. Some chocolate. Solid.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2009
On draught at the Blue Door in St Paul, MN. Pours a clear dark cola brown brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that dissipates to a thin white ring. Aroma of toasted dark malt, some lactose, oatmeal, chocolate and a hint of coffee. Taste is medium bodied, a little gritty at first with flavors of toasted dark malt, chocolate some floral hops and some powdered sugar. Finish is semi-sweet, a little metallic texture with a slight oatmeal/lactose aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2012
12 oz bottle. Little aroma or taste of the chocolate. Not great but not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Clear orange-brown coloured with a small off-white head. Light roasted aroma of caramel and chocolate. Roasted flavour of caramel and dark chocolate. Roasted finish.


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