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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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Rain Check Spiced Stout is our answer to the merciless wet weather that plagued and slowed the construction of our new brewery in Mills River, NC. This dark, rich, and roasty beer helps us forget the delays - a Rain Check weíll take anytime. Rain Check is a rich, toasty stout with flavors of burnt sugar and dark roasted malt spiked with ginger and lime to celebrate the end of dark and rainy days.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thewade (318) - USA - JUL 23, 2014
Medium bodied Imp stout thatís roasty and slightly sweet. Easy to 9rink at 9%. I donít get any of the ginger or lime notes, but solid brew overall.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
geologyguy (690) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Slightly licorice smell, taste is malty and slightly sweet, tasty, smooth, doesnt taste high alco

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2662) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2014
10 oz pour at Tylerís Apex. Good aroma sweet. Spice. get the ginger with a chocolate malt. Dark orangy brown color.No head or lace. Sweet flavor. Medium body smooth creamy mouthfeel sweet finish. Itís nice. Hides the abvwell. Good little sweet overall. But solid enough.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (2127) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle from Village Wine and Spirits. Rich roast malt nose, with light chocolate, dark sugars, some citrus zest, and spice. Dark brown color. Strong roast, sugar, bit of the citrus, very light ginger. Heavy body and very smooth. A bit oily and quite warming. Very nice. Moderate flavors (and unusual ones) for an imperial stout. Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madvike (2728) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle - Pours black with a thin bubbly tan head. Nose is ginger, mellow dark malt, a bit of dry roast and a bit of citrus. Taste is dry and lightly roasted dark malt, a hint of ginger, mellow herbal hopping, and a touch of lime on the finish. Thinnish, with soft carbonation. Not an everyday drinker, but interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (1866) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2014
12 oz bottle packaged on 28 May 2014. Opaque, full body. Odd aroma ... oh, has ginger and lime. While the aroma is not completely reassuiring, itís more wierd than uninviting, and the flavor definitely works. It has good balance, with enough ginger to affect the feel as well as the taste, but the citrus and dark roasted malts come thru too.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BadAprilia1000 (271) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Pours a very dark blackish color with almost no cappuccino head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, burnt cocoa, caramel, liquorice, then to lighter notes of lime and ginger with an undertone of tobacco. Taste is roasty vanilla, thin molasses, cinnamon, chocolate milk, caramel, then a sweet bread pudding w/raisins of sorts and finishes with a spicy peppery note with more cinnamon. The ginger and lime start to come out as it warms more and you are about half way through. Overall a crazy beer, good, and very different from most things this time of year.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (5538) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Warner Robins, Ga. - Lazy Dog Growler - 12 oz bottle. Dark black pour, medium thick khaki colored head. Strong aroma of pipe tobacco, chocolate and creosote. Flavor has some bitter black coffee,a bit of licorice, some roasted notes, a touch of vanilla and marshmallow and some green earthy notes in the back end. Thick, sticky mouthfeel. Solid, as expected from SN.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11053) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle scored by Eric and shared by Ken at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark brown with orange glints and a tan head. Aroma suggests something like old time linoleum adhesive (not necessarily a bad thing). Med + body. Flavor starts linoleum adhesive, quickly moves to treacle, black malt, ginger/spice and maybe dark fruit. Lotís going on here.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Palidor19 (2946) - Brandon, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2014
A rich stout that warms you right up, has a lovel assortment if spice of pepper, cinnamon and molasses, rich malts with only a touch of hops ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1664) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2014
given the spices and so forth, its almost more of a christmas beer. must be the ginger. or that it sort of tastes like chinese food.


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