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RATINGS: 290   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2011
16oz. Can: Aroma of malt, roasting, light licorice, soy and vanilla. Poured black/ruby in color with a tiny, tan head that disappeared quickly. Clear. Not sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, roasting, soy sauce, vanilla, slight Bourbon, light caramel, and slight wood. Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Malt, roast, soy sauce, vanilla, caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Draught at CK. Thinnish black pour, small beige head. Nose and flavor are both an example of bitterness gone wrong; surprisingly hoppy for a stout with manure notes, but also roasted malt bitterness. Unfortunate slick sweetness too. Not very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Travlr (19528) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Draft courtesy of craftycarl21, thank you sir! Dark murky brown color, medium tan head, good lacing. Aroma of chocolate chip pancakes. Taste is like graphite.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Can. Pours almost black with a small beige head. Strange almost spicy nose. Flavor starts out okay with roasted malts and chocolate notes. Then comes a strange spicy taste followed by a cardboard like finish with a hint of rotten veggies. Pretty watery for a stout and has the same strange aftertaste as all other Sixpoint cans Iíve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (11662) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Tap. Pours dark brown with a medium, frothy light tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is dark fruity esters, dank hops, cookie and nutty malt with some earthiness. Flavor is earthy hops, moderate bitterness, dark bitter malt, dark fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
nimbleprop (6866) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 2, 2011
12oz pour at Churchkey is a watery, opaque black with a creamy, beige head. Nose is a little weird, dried hop leaves, wet brown paper bag, oregano. Flavor is like cheap tomato sauce, oregano, cardboard, light toast, focaccia. Medium bodied, gross, papery, vegetal finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Black pour with an ample tan head. The nose is weird: orville redenbacher popping topping, and earthy manure. Chocolate roast and hints of butter give way to cocoa nib. Medium palate with low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Can shared at the 6th annual Richmond Industry Gathering, 11/27/11. Pours a dark brown color with a thin frothy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, herbal hops and tea notes. The taste is herbal hops, roasted malts and buttery notes. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
LilBeerDoctor (3636) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2011 Can. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of bitter hops and yeast (reminiscent of all the other Sixpoint canned beers), mild roasted malt. Flavor of roasted malt, cocoa up front with bitter hops in the finish. Tasty stout. 7/4/7/4/15 [3.7/5]

Had a second can of this and it was off. Astringent, watery malt which did not blend with the yeast, and off flavors. I would have said maybe itís just the one can, but when the 3rd can was consumed and it was also bad, Iíve got to question the canning process and change my rating. I hope sixpoint can get this right. 6/4/5/2/11 (2.8/5)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (4865) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Whole Foods, DC P st, 4-pack cans ($10): Pours almost totally black, with a light brown head. Aroma has toffee, hops, sugar, roasted malts, and a weird permutation of chocolate. Taste is milky, chocolatey, and a bit sweet at the front and then it goes in for the hoppy bitterness towards the back (never really a dark chocolate kind of bitterness in my opinion). Some smoky notes in there as well. Body is pretty light for a stout, but this make it very sessionable. As someone else had noted, this certainly does have resonances of a Black IPA. Good stuff; full of flavor.

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