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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 125   ABV: 4.15%
Originally brewed for our brewery that once was located at Lake Sonoma Winery. This nitrogenated dry stout is low in alcohol but big in flavor. Its smooth roasted coffee like aromas and flavor are clean and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
danbierman (20) - California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
On tap at Russian River. Pours a dark brown with a creamy body and 1 finger of beige head. Leaves a thick lacing on the glass. Smells of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste confirms the nose, lots of roasted malts and chocolate flavors. Medium bodied stout with a very creamy finish, super smooth on the back of the tongue. Overall a very nice dry stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2004
Cask @ Real Ale Fest

The beer pulls from the cask an onyx color the head thick and tall, the color chocolate brown, the texture creamy with the lace a glutinous sheet to cling mightily to the glass. Nose was sweet chocolate; coffee with a rich toasted grain aroma to end it all, start was ambrosia, rich in malt and the top full and creamy. Finish was gentle in it acidity, the hops perfection, somewhat bittersweet and dry aftertaste, I voted this the hit of the fest at least for me, and just missed by a frog hair of getting some at O’Brien’s, damn well better luck next time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JAN 26, 2007
Draft. Deep black color with a chalky tan head. Rich chocolate aromas with some burnt coffee notes. A very smooth, dry stout with chocolate, coffee, fruit and maybe even a bit nutty. Crisp, dry finish. A great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Nitro pour. Black, one-inch head, excellent lacing. Dark chocolate aroma, super smooth, very dry. Great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2012
Black pour, creamy tan head. Damn this is nice. Loaded with good espresso notes, roast and cocoa. Flavor is all coffee and roast and I love it. Someone tell Bryan Myron to not drink so damn much of it next time. On tap at RR.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 29, 2004
Had on cask at O’briens...This stout pours with a black body topped by a thick, tan head with a good amount of lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet and malty with a nice roasty note and notes of coffee with a touch of chocolate. The flavor is great. It’s sweet yet slightly bitter and malty with a nice mocha note and a slight roastiness. Very smooth, creamy and full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DarkMagus (501) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2007
Dark black to chocolate-brown color with a ridiculously creamy cappuccino-type head. Honestly one of the most visually appealing beers I’ve ever seen. Aroma is like slightly burnt chocolate chip cookies along with some burnt toast, dark roasted malts, and a bit of coffee. Flavors lived up to the hype created by the aroma: burnt toast, cookie/biscuit maltiness, dark roasted/burnt malts, a bit of molasses, chocolate, and some coffee. Palate is smooth, silky, slightly viscous, but with an extremely clean and crisp dry finish. Maybe a small amount of a residual sweetness/stickiness. Amazing stuff, I could drink endless amounts of this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Pours jet black with a thick tan head. Good lacing. Tastes of coffee and chocolate. Very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - FEB 26, 2007
On tap at the brewery. Aroma is roasty with a coffee bean and chocolate combo that’s incredibly interesting. Appearance is black, black and just a little more black with a thick tan head. Flavors are all melded together so well, it’s nice to drink a stout that doesn’t make you feel like you swallowed a watermelon. Creamy smooth with a nice bitter finish that reminded me a little of a good espresso.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2007
on tap at the brewery - in September 2006. Pitchblack color, nice chocolate, slight sour milk taste. Roasty nose and taste. Small sticky pillow on top.

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