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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A big bodied stout that receives its distinguishable flavor characteristics from the substantial use of roasted malt, dark specialty grains, and ground carob. Cocoa and chocolate-like aromas penetrate from the black depths of this alluring ale. Robust flavors of roasted black coffee, and even subtle notes of dark fruit, mix with the abundant rich chocolate qualities. As it warms, an ample bitterness from the dark roasted specialty grains and high alpha hops intensifies, provoking a noticeable dryness on the palate.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wmubronco1992 (668) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle. Pours near black. Small tan head. Big dark chocolate and coffee flavors. Big thicker palate. Mild roast aroma. Big mouthfeel. Definitely good enough to drink again.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmerz (740) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Bottle. Black with no head. Aroma is rich roast, ancho pepper, and a little dark chocolate. Flavor is more of the same with a little raisin poking through and a long rolling bitterness and spice. Feel is thin, with low carbonation, and more of the spicy roast playing out. Lots of character but little life.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6615) - Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a fairly opaque very dark (almost black) cola with foamy beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; dark malt, carob, roast, and bitter hops. Tastes like it smells with a pleasant semi-dry medium to medium full-bodied mouthfeel. Good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
574deadzone (1211) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Draft. Pours black with a khaki-mocha head that leaves an intricate wall of foamy lace as it descends. Nose involves substantial toasted malt and roasted coffee notes, some cream sugar, and some dark chocolate, maybe a touch of some minty, woody hops. Fairly sweet, decently bitter. Medium bodied, somewhat creamy, decent action, finishing dry and toasty. Really nice stout, drinks like a cold brewed coffee, maybe somewhat unbalanced toward all the toasty roasty stuff in that sense, but it sets it apart from other stouts. Not as big bodied, well suited for warmer weather.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
demmbonz (666) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2015
12oz bottle to snifter. Dark and roasty pour. Extremely dry finish. Some from the hop and some from the roasted malt.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
schwabtana (21) - Madison Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Poured from a 12oz bottle. Looks good but a little thin. I love shorts but they are always missing something on their stouts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (5684) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy cocoa and roasted malt mixed with some light herbal notes, wood, espresso, and a hing of anise. It pours a dark brown with some faint orange highlights. It has a two finger tan head that eventually fades to a thick film. There is a lot of thick soapy webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of cocoa and dark chocolate. There is a good dose of roasted malt in the middle. The finish has moderate burnt notes, light-moderate anise, light wood, and a touch of smoke. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Overal, it’s a little too roasty and burnt for my preferences.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
njager246 (589) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Aroma is sweet chocolate and roasted malts, taste has a lot of coffee and some chocolate!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (801) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a very thin tan head. Aroma is coffee and roast, lots of roast. Flavor is similarly heavy on the roast, with notes of coffee and cocoa. Lots of bitterness in the finish. I don’t know what carob is so I’m not sure what it adds, but this is a very interesting stout and I enjoy it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpar73 (669) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2015 Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Taste and aroma of bitter dark chocolate, burnt coffee and dark roasted malts. Hop bitterness gives it an ashy quality with a dry finish. Good for what it is, but a little more sweetness would take it up a notch.


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