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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Tap. Pours balck with an off white head. Nose is roasted raisins and sweetness. Flavor is black licorice light with cream. Smooth with a sweetness ending in a lightly bittered brew. Very creamy and full bodied mouthfeel. Very delicious for a non-lover of stouts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Draft - Hop Devil Grill - Black, tan creamy head. Nose held notes of toasted milk chocolate, mild roasted coffee and cream, and faint berry and nut tones. Soft cocoa and coffee cream flavors are rounded out with hints of roasted berry and earth. Nicely balanced throughout. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation, lightly bittersweet finish. A decent session stout...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2007
Tap at Barcade. Ruby-tinted black beer, completely transparent with a tight-laced tan head. Aroma is quite subtle, dark chocolate, a touch of caramel and a light roastiness. The flavour is well-integrated, tasting of cocoa, unsweetened chocolate. Soft texture and a nice chocolatey finish. It tastes and drinks like a dry stout, but it’s a bit too high in ABV for the style. Still, a nice, quaffable stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2006 Pours almost black, with a tan head which fades. Roasty aroma, a bit flowery with a subtle hint of fruit, tobaccoish, chocolatey. Flavor is very nice. Tart fruityness of passionfruit upfront. Smooth chocolatey malt middle, and a long flowery dry finish. Very enjoyable and well made stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2006
Pour is black with brown highlights and a thin tan head...sweet roasty nose...taste is roasty cocoa with slight coffee int he bitter finish...chewy mouthfeel...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 8, 2006
Draught pint at Red Bones 6/8/06. Pours a black color with a small off white head. Head receedes leaving nice lacing throughout the glass. Nose is lightly roasty, mostly chocolate and coffee. Palate is smooth and creamy with a nice touch of roastiness. Flavors of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and a sweet touch of tofee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GonZoBeeR (2926) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2006
On tap at the brookline Publick house.... Aroma:Strong chocolate,coffee..... Appearance:Dark brown,good head... Flavor:Sweet chocolate,coffe.....

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2006
En fût au Brookline Publick House, Brookline, MA. - Identifiée à 6.6 % - Robe noire surmontée d’une mousse beige épaisse en dentelle qui persiste. Arômes de café, de sucre et de céréales. Saveurs de café, de houblon amérisant et de caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2433) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2006
UPDATED: APR 13, 2008 On tap @ Mugs. Poured into an English pint. Black with a small white head. This was a very light stout with a hoppy aroma. Thin body, slight bitterness. I have no idea where all the alcohol was, couldn’t feel it at all. A very disappointing beer.6/3/6/3/11
Finally got to re-try this beer and it so much better than the first time I tried this. It full of coffee, roast and sweetness. Yet it also shows off some hoppiness, which is not getting in the way of the other flavors. I am guessing the first sample was a really bad keg.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2006
This is 8.2%? I did not know that. Black color with a thick brown head. Good head retention. Hints of chocolate, caramel and burnt malts were in the aroma. Solid roastiness in terms of the taste with strong coffee and chocolate notes. Mouthfeel was quite strong with a good roastiness. Overall this was an excellent stout that I would get again .


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