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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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 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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3.8
   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holdwine (1131) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2015
Interesting. I liked it as a one off, but I don’t think I will buy it again. Ginger is evident. Seems out of place, but the citrus sweetness cuts in and makes it drinkable. Thanks for the effort SN.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (4601) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Allspice, charred oak nose, hints of clove. Black, thin tan head. Sweet, which brings out more of the flavor of the spices. Ginger, soil, allspice. Yeasty tree bark finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Tastefully done, not heavy.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Homer321 (2768) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Bottle to glass. Nose is slightly burnt coffee with a dark dark cocoa. Pitch black pour with a small light brown head. Taste is a mess of burnt sugar, dark chocolate, alcohol peppers, and tropical zest. Very bitter and very warming. Not SN best effort

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11560) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2015
12oz bottle-shared by heemer77 from bluesandbarbq (Lou-Knoxville, so gotta meet with decaturstevo sometime soon). Lt tan-brown. A-cocoa/roasty-med malt, ginger. T-follows.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4813) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle from Beer Frog Spring Hill. Pours a deep stout brown with an off- white head. Nose is some licorice, some earth, some roast, some spices, a mild ginger presence, possibly some sarsaparilla, and chocolate. Flavor is similar with chocolate, roast, earth, sarsaparilla, spice, anise, and bits of other earthy spices I can’t quite name. Medium in body and very complex and more coming out as it warms. A very nice supper overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (7801) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2015
Bouteille. Brune foncée, col fin blanc-cassé. Arôme au bouquet épicé bien prenant, sorte de gingembre mais ayant une fine note de sarsaparilla. Pointe grillée perce en rétro-nasal pour donner à la bière une note presque festive. Palais est malté, léger chocolaté avec un bon ajout du gingembre qui est en balance avec le profil nettement plus malté de cette bière. On retrouve, ici encore, une touche de fin de saison, presque automnale voire hivernale dans la chaleur dégagée, retrouve aussi une note de sarsaparilla et fine touche caramélisée sucrée.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4149) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle. Black with very small head. Stout with quite a bit of ginger and black licorice. Mild sweetness. Interesting, but too much licorice for me to really dig it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doofgoblin (431) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Roasty, dark with a lighter than expected body...notes of herb, mint, and some meandering citrus notes...nice and dark with little to no head...the lingering softness on the palate is nice too...drinks nice on an overly wet day in the southeast...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (6850) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Had seen this in six packs in Asheville last year and hoped to catch it on draft or singled but I missed out, then my boy Saucy Lou hooked me up! Thanks brother!! .. Dark .. Autumn spiced and tar .. Slick velvet mouth, easy finish .. Really nice stuff! .. . .
A handful of almonds is a sensible snack to throw in someone’s face & demand where the real snacks are!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1246) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Pretty pour, very good mouthfeel, but lacking slightly in the flavor department. Pours black w/ a thin mocha head that leaves a nice ring of lacing. The aroma has some subtle spicyness to it but lacks traditional chocolate & roasted notes. The flavor is light chocolate complimented by the spice. It works pretty well & is a delight on the palate. Good stuff!


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