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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Brewer’s Reserve. Time to unleash your dark side. Darker Than Your Soul Stout is a smooth and creamy stout with huge flavor and dark body. Brewed with de-husked malts to minimize bittering and increase taste. 17.5°


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
libertine (224) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2014
pours opaque black, thin head, minimal lacing. chocolate, anise and coffee aroma. dark chocolate and coffee flavor. Bitter finish. thin body, creamy mouth feel. For me, an average stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scipio (714) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Pours an oily black with a full, thick, tan head. Roasted malts and licorice stand out most in the aroma, which are than complimented by coffee, chocolate, and cherry. The taste brings out much more chocolate. While still being heavy on roasted impressions, this is balanced by cherry and licorice. The aftertaste is lighter, which begins with roasted malts, and leaves you with licorice. The body is much lighter than I was expecting. It has a creamy texture, with flatter carbonation. I like this. A solid stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wmubronco1992 (632) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours black. Big creamy tan head. Roasty aroma. Flavor of coffee with some chocolate. Extra creamy. Lots of lacing. Really liked this. Bought as a single, but its definitely worthy of picking up a sixer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mittenator (1380) - Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle. Dark with a dark beige head. Chocolate malt and coffee with tootsie roll aromas. Intense, rich flavor with a light body. Finish is a tad metallic and bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2778) - Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2014
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, dark fudge, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, light char, light smoke, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, dark fudge, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, light char, light smoke, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Moderate amount of earthy hop/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, dark fudge, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, light char/smoke, herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice robustness and complexity of dark/roasted malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a nice roast malt bitterness/sweetness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice stout! All around good complexity, balance, and robustness of dark/roasted malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
milewide (1565) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Excellent, rich stout with all the expected flavors. Appears to be "natural" without added coffee or chocolate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rhsiung (808) - USA - JUN 27, 2014
12-oz bottle from binnys Hyde Park. rocky brown head, bitter roastiness, decent body. bottle says ibu 54, abv 6.5%. site (http://saugatuckbrewing.com/beer/darker-than- says:
Time to unleash your dark side. Darker Than Your Soul Stout is a smooth and creamy stout with huge flavor and dark body. Brewed with de-husked malts to minimize bittering and increase taste.
ABV: 6.8%
IBU: 54
Malts: 2-Row, Pale, Midnight Wheat, Victory, Black Pearl, Crystal 120, Flaked Barley
Hops: Northern Brewer, Fuggle

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (779) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2014
12oz bottle - pours a dark brown, moderate lacing. Typical coffee roast and cocoa aromas. Medium body . Not bad , a very approachable stout .

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4989) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle purchased at Siciliano’s. Black pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate and some roast. Malty and chocolatey flavor with a bitter roasty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (3002) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Black. Not much head. Oily. Roasty and dry. Chocolate and coffee. Had this poured from draft at saugatuck brewpub in Michigan.


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