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RATINGS: 252   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2008
12 oz bottle, thanks to NachlamSie. Pours a dark reddish brown with tan head. The aroma is roasty with some interesting chocolate and cherry notes, maybe a touch of anise. The flavor is bitter chocolate, anise, unripe raspberry, and coffee. It develops a woody bitterness that reminds me of tree bark for some reason. Some deep caramel sweetness comes out then, with some earthy notes and a slightly smoked-meat-like finish. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2008
12oz bottle: Deep black pour with light brown highlights and a nice mocha cap. Dark, bitter chocolate nose with spicy esthers. Drinks a bit thin for a high abv stout. Notes of bitter chocolate and espresso are dominant with the signature drying, chalky note leads into the finish. Drinks easy, but could be more complex.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2008
Bottle. Nice bonus from xmarcnolanx. Thanks! Pours a dark brown w/ no head. Aroma of coffee, whisky. Sweet taste. Maybe a little too sweet. Creamy, medium body. UPDATE: This turned into a drain pour by the end. Way too sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1764) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Dark garnet brown with a tiny tan head that is quickly and totally diminishing. Dry coffee and chicory aroma with spicy, roasty malts (bordering on burnt) and whiffs of cocoa. Bitter, roasty flavor. Dry finish. Velvety soft mouthfeel with fine carbonation is about perfect. Very surprising that this is 8% abv, relatively high alcohol level is completely hidden, but overall, there isn’t much setting this above other cheaper and more readily available stouts.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Draught at Schlafly Bottleworks. Reddish-brown with thin light brown head. Caramel and chocolate aroma. Smooth tasty, well-balanced and hides the alcohol well. Flavors included chocolate, cocoa and coffee. Nice sweet finish - I thoroughly enjoyed this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (2723) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Bottle born on Feb 5, 2008. Pours a deep, dark brown/red/black with a whispy head. The aroma surprised me. After having a couple Schlafly stouts now, I had this conception of what to expect. However, this is a little different. I get some pleasing peaty Scotch aromas, cigar, vanilla, and even some papery hops coming through. Mouthfeel is a little weird for what is going on here, but it’s not bad. Carbonation is low and it’s pretty slick. The flavor has some sharp, bitter sweet tobacco going on with a hint of vanilla, licorice, and teriyaki jerky. I wouldn’t say this is a typical foreign/Caribbean style stout. It’s almost a Scotch ale-stout hybrid. I like it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2008
Growler from drmatt. Definite light foreign stout aroma of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, brown sugar and alcohol. Pours a thin dark brown with amber highlights with a quickly fading creamy light khaki head. Medium bodied and good carbonation with notes of liquorice, anise, roasted malt and bitter chocolate. Thanks Matt!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Pours near black with mostly receding wispy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, pepper, rum, cherry. Tastes of chocolate, rum, brown malt, light roast. Mouthfeel is full bodied with lush carbonation. Pretty nice Foreign Stout.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
philfish (14) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2007
Not really my type of beer. Although I wouldn’t throw it out or anything. Goes well with a Riley’s pub aged prime rib.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
keithw (15) - USA - DEC 4, 2007
Tap/Bottle. This is one of Schlafly’s best! A very thick, full-flavored stout that has deep flavors of sweet, dark chocolate, coffee and malt. Interesting mouthfeel, at times creamy and at times sharp, but always delicious. Nice as an after-dinner beer, as it is very sweet. Strikes me as a nice balance between a dry stout/sweet stout/imperial stout. Trust me, it will make sense if you try it!


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