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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This full-bodied and full-flavored rich, dark ale has a malty sweetness balanced with plenty of hops to create the perfect stout.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2009
Pours near black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt with a little bit of dark chocolate. Flavor is roasted malts and cocoa, with a slightly bitter roasty finish. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4475) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2009
So dark, rich, and thick with a nice tan head. Flavor is very nice chocolate and coffee. Feel is substantial. This is a very nice stout and one that I will seek out again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (2274) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2009
Really... this? Schlafly fíed up somewhere along the way with this beer. Pours with a small khaki head. I will make this simple there is a good dry stout here, as was the idea but there is a bad alcohol aspect. That is where the beer goes awry. Its like a vegetal alcohol aspect on the nose. It is subdued in the flavor. It really ruins all the nice roast-y and sweet prune aspects. Not a foreign stout, really this should be called an Imperial Dry Stout (not meant as a compliment). .Maybe I am being bitter b/c I just drank the Cadillac Mtn Stout and that was just so perfect in oh so many ways.
12oz, bottled on 02/04/09, Bellís tulip glass.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zombywoof (444) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - MAR 27, 2009
Sweet stout with coffee,soy sauce, smoke, nuts, roasted malt and a hint of vanilla. Pretty good but I think itís a little overpriced for the quality you get.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Bottled 02.05.2009. Poured black with a thin fizzy tan head that was gone in seconds. Very nice coffee ice cream like aroma of coffee, roast, nut, and dark chocolate. The flavor sat back some compared to the aroma but a decent find of coffee, roast, and milk chocolate. Medium body and a roast coffee aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - MAR 25, 2009
2009 Bottle. Smells like deep dark malts, almost like soy sauce. Dark black with no head. Tastes of licorice and chocolate with a balanced palate. Nice extra stout.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Narnad (1416) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2009
On tap as a nitro-pouring Irish stout over the weekend at the Oysters and Stout Festival. Arrived to the table black with a very thick creamy, tan head with a nice nitrogen bubble cascade. Aroma is mostly dark roasted barley with some light chocolate notes peaking out from behind. Flavor has a very good bitter dark roasted notes, light chocolate middle with some coffee notes in there as well. Beer has a smooth nitrogen feeling and beer leaves great lacing. Overall another beer I look forward to having down town again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2009
On tap at the Flying Saucer in KC. Pours a black body with a very dense and milkshake thick, dark tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a good amount of thick lacing. Aroma is really interesting, but very nice. Its like a slightly charred marshmallow. Creamy, flaked, slightly roasted barley with a very light coffee note. Good amount of milky chocolate and caramelized malts. A light brown sugar and raisin hint as well. A real nice mixture of sweetness and slightly charred aromas. Flavor is very rich and sweet for the style. Has that Irish Stout taste to it, but with a very enjoyable "richness" to it. Starts with a velvety, rich chocolate and dark malty sweetness, then moves into a slightly pruney and raison middle before a touch of piney hop bites at the tongue followed by a very light breakfast coffee and delicately charred barley that feels like it floats into the mix of flavors. A good amount of toasty caramel malts making it quite sweet, but balancing extremely well with the lingering soft roast taste as well as the nimble bitter hops. Palate is stylistically creamy and smooth, rich, and medium bodied. Overall, Iím delighted with this beer and really digginí it more and more. Its loaded with an ample amount of rich flavor for a style that typically bores me. It actually reminds me of a símore...just missing the graham cracker. Fantastic balance and extremely enjoyable aftertaste. Very well done! Love the richness!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black color with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Very rich and creamy taste. Medium body. Great hop bitter aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2009
bottle from acknud. Almost a black pour wtih a small off white head. Aroma is full of chocolate, roasted malt and some faint coffee notes. Flavor is much sweeter and richer than I would have ever expected. Irish style stout? Not really. Flavor has some raisins, chocolate, prunes, roasted malt and an odd sweetness.


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