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RATINGS: 419   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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This rich, full-bodied Stout has sweetness from caramel malt, bitterness from roasted barley and smoothness from flaked oats. Available on draft and in bottles.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
My Bottom Line :
Roasted malts turn to dark chocolate in this lean, quaffable Stout.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A veil of foam covers the brown-hued blackness.
-The carbonation is a tad too much for my tastes in the style.
-The chocolate-y finish is long and highly pleasant.
-Leafy hops tag along and eventually create balance.

Bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7495) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2005
Thanks to beer handy for this. I had this after a Boulevard Dry Stout and a few oyster crackers, and the Boulevard Stout is better than this by 0.3-0.5. This one pours black with ruby edges and a big off-white head. Aroma of dark malt, chocoff, cabernet. Tastes roasty malty, with chocoff and some fruitiness in the finish. Somewhat light in palate and not a pinnacle of complexity, but very good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2004
Bottled, post DC gathering. Red/brown colour. Not that dark. Dry, roast malt aroma. Vague chocolate and a touch of licorice on the palate. Slightly thin mouthfeel. Decent, but not too rich and not too inspiring.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2007
Sample at the Lambert St. Louis airport location. The beer is a nearly opaque dark brown color with a thick and foamy light beige head that burns off slowly. Patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and milk chocolate, with a hint of mocha. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Sweet caramel malt, chocolate and grain flavors with traces of hops and coffee. The finish remains smooth (bordering on watery actually) and sweet with a lingering sweetness. Above average overall.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2003
A very dark and viscous brown color with a creamy white head. Aroma is roasted and buttery. Sweet malty body with coffee and chocolate finish. Good complexity. Very smooth and robust, a must try if you can get it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7005) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2007
On tap at Schlafly Tap Room. Poured a clear, medium-depth mahogany with a short, but well-retained cap of creamy beige head. Aroma seemed artificially-sweetened with chocolate at the core.. just a pinch of dried coffee.. too sweet. Flavor was of very sweet chocolate, oats, and some lactose sugars at the base with a mild bitterness emanating outward.. the sweetness seemed too amped up, which detracted from the enjoyment factor a bit. Lighter-bodied with OK flow to it.. again too sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Bottle. Chocolate and sour milk malt aroma. Medium brown color with moderate head. Chocolate milk malt flavor with dry grass hops finish. Nice but light.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Courtesy of CigarCityBrew. Pours deep garnet with mocha head. The aroma is roasty to dark roasted malts leaning toward burnt malts and some biscuit. The taste is roasty moving more in the direction of mild malt astringency. Then there’s also notes of caramel and chocolate blending into sweet malts and dark roastiness. The roasted malts grow in strength as it is warmed and more of it is consumed. I didn’t really notice the signature creaminess the oatmeal tends to bring along.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6326) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2009
courtesy of hwwty4. Pours deep black with coffee/tan head. Aroma, light malts with chocolate, oat and roasted malts. Taste, roasted malts with hints of coffee and oats, light bitter chocolate and hops. Leave a lingering bitter palate feel. Bitter chocolate finish. Was really expecting something better.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 15, 2013
Where and how: Bottle 355 ml Virginia Beach
Aroma tad muted but with solid character. Softer notes around. Nice feel to it.
Appearance:
Top: medium plus cap, dark beige in shade, some lace shown.
Base: very dark brown.
Palate : medium bodied.
Taste: easy going , drinkable. Chocolate, slight smoky hints. Softer finish. Nice.


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