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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
American Stout, full-bodied, roasted, and highly hopped.
Each dawn is clear. Cold air bites the throat. Thick frost on the pine bough. Leaps from the tree snapped by the diesel. On the darkest days of the year, light becomes a luxury. Just when you think you cannot penetrate the darkness... SNAP! Light pierces through the roasted pine forest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - MAR 14, 2014
Overall its a nice interpretation of the style, but there was something in the flavor that didn’t hit my palate very well. Chalky aftertaste that was off putting. The pour, aroma, and color were all very well done, nothing too extraordinary, but appetizing. Even the flavor for the most part was fine, again, nothing too crazy, but this chalkiness in the aftertaste that became all I could taste, annoying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
[5310-20130429] Tap. Coffee-infused toasted grains aroma. Black mahogany body with a medium-lasting creamy tan head. Boozy roasted malty grains flavour has a long sweet grains aftertaste. Full body. Interesting. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(@ The Farmhouse, Burlington, VT)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Best by 16MAY12 A: dark brown, two fingers of dark peanut foam falls slowly to a sheet of the same. Near sheet lace. S: toasted malts, coffee grounds, hint of vanilla, hint of cocoa. Dry T: Soil, bittered and toasted malts. A little too much scorch flavor. Some nuttiness and some coffee. M: Medium bodied with low carb and semi dry finish. O: Not a bad beer at all. I actually think this would be better around the 90 day mark. Serving type: can 12-20-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillWyce (916) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2013
From notes: Can poured into Sam Adams glass. Pours opaque black with a 3-finger dark tan head. Roasty, chocolatey aroma with a light burnt note. Body is medium-to-full, somewhat oily, with a lightly astringent finish. Flavor is roasty with some coffee underneath and a lingering burnt note. Has a light citrus note as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (7407) - Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks good; a dull black with with light beige head. Smells and tastes solid; dark malt, chocolate and roast with a bit of hops. Solid on the palate. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2760) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
A: Dark Brown/Blackish Hue, Passes Very Mild Light, Thick Brown Head, Some Lacing S: Medium Roasted Dark Malts, Mild Black Bread, Mildly Piney T: Nutty, Dark Mildly Roasted Malts, Mildly Piney M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter Overall, a nice hoppy stout but didn’t like the balance in the mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5371) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2013
16oz can. Burgundy hued black-brown. Soapy, foamy beige head. Sort of like a Brown IPA. Nice balance between the citrus hops and the brown malt. Not overbearing, the big malts and accompanying ABV are well incorporated. Toffee caramel chocolate. Well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2013
16oz can to pint glass, dark brown in appearance with large frothy head. Taste is dry roasted malt, chocolate, with some big bitter hops in the finish. Pretty smooth. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (1691) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2013
$2.60 can from Wine Warehouse, CHO. Pours dark brown with an inch of tan head. Smells of chocolate, licorice, and liquor. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, and pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - SEP 13, 2013
12oz can. Pours an espresso brown color with a sturdy tan head that falls to a ring. Strong scent of roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate.Taste mimics the aromas with more java and roasted cocoa beans coming through. Mouthfeel is rich and creamy. Very smooth with moderate carbonation.

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