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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (6920) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2008
Growler shared with tupalev & GregClow -- courtesy of tupalev. Pours a very dark brown with an average size somewhat-lasting creamy tan head. Big aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and eggshells -- very nice! Flavour of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and light hops -- tasty stuff. Light bitter/roasty finish. Medium bodied. Simply put, a fantastic stout -- I loved it!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Aroma and flavor is of some rather roasted malts with a nice hopage to even it out. For all the various flavors that this offers, nothing gets confused.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GregClow (3040) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2008
Growler shared with tupalev, blankboy, and our wives. Deep black with ruby hits and a medium sized tan head. Fantastic aroma of roasted barley, coffee and burnt caramel. Medium bodied with a perfect level of carbonation. Flavour is nice and roasty, with some coffee and chocolate notes, and a pleasant hit of hops in the finish. A damn good stout!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2008
Fresh growler from Village Beer Merchant in Buffalo. Huge roast aroma, dominating yet inviting. Pitch black, decent sized brownish head. Tons of roast in taste along with some nice sweet chocolate notes. Great soft carbonation. alcohol not present. A fantastic stout.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gethinbeer (2436) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2008
On tap in Jimmys, NYC. Faint aroma of chocolate malts. Deep black, made even darker in this cellar, decent white head. Smoked flavour, malt, hops and brown sugar. Smooth, tasty and enjoyable. A bit of bite would have finished this beer off greatly.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Growler courtesy of Beerbill. Pours a dark brown with a reddish tan head. Aroma is mostly chocolate. Tastes of coffee, cocoa, very malty, llittle lactose sugar taste, slightly hopped. Beer is balanced very well. Finishes heavy bodied with a semi-sweet flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pforei (338) - USA - FEB 25, 2008
UPDATED: APR 3, 2008 Tap at Stanton Publick House. Black with mid-sized tan head. Big roasted chocolate and coffee aroma and taste. Good hop presence. I can’t believe it’s only %6.6. Full bodied with with a fair amount of carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Pours almost opaque with a small amount of light coming through and givign a ruby edge. Nose is slight malts and a very faint touch of chocolate (very faint). Flavor is robust and thick with malts. Not really much else going on besides that, but it stays on for a while and stays smooth. Feel is smooth and silken on the tongue with a decent amount of bubble. Overall a smooth stout. Nothing wild or crazy, but stays smooth and even and worth the shot.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3598) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2008
Growler filled at Bellport Beer and Soda. Pours an opaque black with a thin tan head that only lasted through the first couple of sips. This may have been due to some loss of carbonation during the growler fill, as this was fairly lively stuff in the bottle shop. Pleasant aroma of toasted malt with a little bit of chocolate and coffee. The flavor is initially roasted malt with some light coffee and chocolate followed by the usual Sixpoint hops kick. Finishes dry and bitter. A bit too hoppy for the style for my tastes but enjoyable nonetheless.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (10491) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2008
Sample courtesy of weeare138. Poured a dark black color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of roast, vanilla, nuts, caramel, and some chocolate. Tastes of roast, chocolate, vanilla, and light coffee. A very nice stout indeed.


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