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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Pours black and is an amped-up version of a traditional dry stout. The addition of both roasted barley and dark crystal malted barley give Extra Stout undertones of chocolate, molasses and dried fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gabemik (46) - Joplin, Missouri, USA - APR 8, 2007
Pours a deep charcoal color with a dark tan hea that is thick and stays with the beer as you drink it. The aroma is roasted malt & chocolate. Mouthfeel is thick and slightly chewy, not syrupy. The taste is exactly what you would expect from an extra stout, coffee, chocolate and roastd malt flavors swirl around the tounge. It’s everything I want from an exra stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlovell2 (1270) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2011
On Tap at Frisco Grille. Very dark brown with tan head. Roasted malt and Chocolate Aromas. Creamy feel in mouth. Roasted malt flavors with chocolate and vanilla bean notes. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JDBaker11058 (1561) - Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Appearance: jet black, short off-white head with good staying power, some syrupy legs. Aroma: rich hot chocolate, coffee, molasses, and hot summer blacktop. Taste: malty, with chocolate, toasted brown bread, coffee, molasses, warm milk, hint of licorice, and a smooth, earthy hop note. Finish: rich, sweet, earthy, and a little bitter, with lingering syrupy mouthfeel . Notes: This is one of those rare beers that I found myself thinking of days after trying it. Rich, complex, balanced, flavorful. Absolutely stellar. Palate was very thick and smooth, yet the alcohol remained extremely well-hidden. Would absolutel drink again. And again.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wphilips (11) - Kansas, USA - FEB 21, 2011
chocolate, coffee, basement aromas, brown, black, clear, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, slighly bitter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (4688) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 30, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2012 Aroma is coffee, earthy malts, dark fruit and grains. The flavor is complex malts mixed with dark fruit, with a dry, bitterness mixed with a touch of alcohol in the finish. This is among the most difficult beer styles to find in my area, Guinness is the only other one around that makes this style, so I don’t have much to compare it to, otherwise this was very good on its own.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (6024) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle. Poured with the expected visual, thick as oil, topped with froth. Wow, this is freaking delicious -- chocolate milk and coffee, full-on. Nice thick mouthfeel. Well done! (#4507, 2/26/2012)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LiMuBai (219) - - MAY 10, 2014
Dark, ebony color with a tan tan head. Charcoal, smokey aroma. Full body flavor, with a nice stout finished.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
grikmok (132) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - MAR 3, 2011
Poured into a tulip. Dark body with a yellowish head. Heavy on the mollases and malts. Lots of coffee taste. Not a bad dessert beer. A little bit surprised in the the sweetness in an Irish stout though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2011
12oz bottle from Pick’s Poured into a snifter. Dated 1/10/2011. I’ve been saving this one in my fridge for a while. Pours a pitch black, like oil. Small amount of dark tan, almost light brown frothy head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is quite malty. Coffee and chocolate notes along with a slight burned caramel smell. A small amount of herbal hoppiness. Taste is medium-heavy bitter and lightly sour. You can really taste the coffee in this one. Its a very strong after taste that intensifies for a bit even after you have swallowed. Full bodied with a thick, creamy texture. Average carbonation leads to a long, bitter coffee finish. Overall, this is a damn good beer. Probably my favorite stout for the price. I just wish they made it year round so I wouldn’t have to stock up in the winter.

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