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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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 we’ll 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thewade (340) - USA - JUL 23, 2014
Medium bodied Imp stout that’s roasty and slightly sweet. Easy to 9rink at 9%. I don’t get any of the ginger or lime notes, but solid brew overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (6938) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2016
Bottle via trade with bhensonb - thanks! Shared with Max and Podey. Pours a deep brown body with thin lacing. Mouthfeel is chewy with notes of sweet roast, light spice, soft fruit and dirt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TXBadger (2220) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Pours an opaque dark brown almost black color with khaki colored head. Spice, roasted malt, and some raw cocoa notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied, a little thin for the style. Finishes with spice and roast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10426) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2016
Bottle... Pours black with a minimal, off-white head. Not much of a nose at all – maybe some malty and roasty notes. Medium to full-bodied with buzzing carbonation. The flavor is roasty and a touch acrid, but mostly just sweet and lightly spicy. Finishes crisp, and then bittersweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (10409) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Sample during the "Inventory Reduction Beer Tasting" on 12/26/2015. The beer pours a brown-black color with a medium tan head that recedes gradually. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate malt, coffee and spices. Medium-bodied with flavors of roasted coffee, ginger, allspice and roast malt. The finish is roasty with a malt and spice aftertaste. Different, above average overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (1199) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Bottled on 03/04/2015. Pours a dense opaque black color with a large rocky tan head. Interesting roasted malt aroma has hints of lime and ginger. Sweet roasted maltiness. Notes of cocoa, brown sugar, ginger and lime zest. Alcohol is barely noticeable. Certainly unique. Sticky malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lamas (1527) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle. Packaged on: 03/04/15. A deep mahogany pour with a smallish mocha head. The aroma features an odd mix of chocolate, tangy limes, ginger, caramel, burnt grains, roasted coffee, molasses, soy sauce, and brown sugar. Lots of gross gingersnap cookies in the mix... Medium-bodied on the way down. The taste starts with plenty of caramel and molasses. Brown sugar and burnt grains in the middle. A little coffee and some dark chocolate finish things off with a bitterness that lingers. Tangy limes, salty soy sauce, and some warming alcohol throughout. Boozy. A disgusting aftertaste of Sprite and gingersnaps. Bleh!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (8373) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 7, 2015
on tap at Sierra Tap House, Reno, earlier this year. Interesting blend of spices and roasted malt. Really nice addition to the winter seasonals if they go that route. Smooth and tasty, with the ginger and roast being the key players.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (4433) - Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Pours deep, warm sable with a thick and rather persistent tan head. Aroma presents roast malt, smoky, caramel, and subtle earthy notes. Snips of lime and ginger come forth in the smoky, toasty flavor that features notes of caramel, molasses, and slightly charred hops. Mouthfeel has firm body and plenty of fizz, while finish has nice roast malt and spicy tones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6876) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 24, 2015
Where and how: 355 ml, bottle.
Aroma chocolate banana bread, hint of alcohol blended with green hops. Peppery top.
Appearance :
Top: midsized, tanned creamy fine cap.
Base: dark brown, murky .
Palate : full bodied, mid lighter carbonation. Well paired dryness of alcohol. Long finish.
Taste: solid blend, plum , chocolate , alcohol with peppery heat.
Other notes full, satisfying imperial stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (936) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. A black colored brew with a tan head. The aroma is full of cocoa, coffee bean and chocolate. The taste packs a big malt wallop that also follows the aroma. Overall, this is an excellent beer with a full bodied flavor that has a creamy texture.

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