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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2006
Oh crap- I never realized this was 8.2%. Had I known, I never would have had 2 pints after having a bunch of other stuff at Spuyten, and then had to drive home. Pours a dark brown/black with a light brown lasting head and good lacing. Aroma has lots of roast, chocolate and acrid dry burnt malts along with a moderate american hop presence similar to troegs oatmeal but this is smoother. Flavor is roast nutty, sweet and hoppy/bitter. No alcohol noticed. This was incredibly good and smooth overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - JAN 24, 2006
Tap @ Mugís. Black with a brownish head. Smells like bittersweet chocolate, molasses, and hops. This stout was definately hoppy, but in a good way. Roasty flavor (malts and coffee), slightly bitter, and a little alcoholic. As you and the beer warm respectively, the alcoholic harshness mellows and the flavors seem to become more alive.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2006
(Tap) Strong stout from Sixpoint. Somewhat sweet, but not syrupy at all, yet it finished relatively dry. It was well-hopped for a stout, and roasty, with coffee and chocolate malts abounding. It was surprisingly well-balanced for this combination. It went well with dinner.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2008 @ Redbones on draught. Black with ruby highlights. Long lasting foam. Subtle, dry, cocoa-like aroma. Fairly simple and straightforward nose. Light cocoa and roast flavor, a mouthful of ripe, plump fruits, followed by a citrusy hop finish. Slightly watery texture. A decent stout

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 26, 2005
On draught pretty much everywhere in Boston (though this particular sample was at Publick House on 12/20/05).
A deep blackish-brown pour, low filtration with a moderate amount of beige-tan head that recedes slowly to cover, leaving little bits of lace. Aroma conveys strong roasted malts, yet soaked in caramel they are with a hint of toffee and a full dose of green, floral hops, yet they are not dominant and allow the other notes to contend. Low on any chocolate-like notes from the nose, though not completely lacking, with a hint of light vinousness. The flavor begins with a mix of caramel-toffee sweetness, lightly dried by the coffeeish roast. Prunes and light concord grapes through the middle, with a touch of cola-like notes. Texture softens somewhat as it warms. It begins quite creamy, with a well-controlled carbonation. As the flavors unfold, it remains quite layered. Toffee, butterscotch, coffee, dark fruits and finally a finishing touch of bitter American hops.....but not too bitter! Alcohol very well concealed. Not taking this as an Imperial stout, but just a rich American stout, I think it comes off quite well-done. Nothing sticks out awkwardly.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bp (790) - Queens, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2005
Had this on tap at Waterfront Ale House (3rd and 30th in Manhattan). Very good dark beer, coffee aroma and flavor, I donít taste the alcohol despite the highish percentage. Recommended!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2389) - California, USA - AUG 19, 2005
Tap in Boston: typical black body with huge roasted coffee aroma and flavor. Not very chocolatey but definitely some there. Enjoyable with enough to keep me interested.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (4852) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2005
[draught at blind tiger] I tried this before I knew what style of beer it was, and it struck me as being quite hoppy for a dark beer - when I found out it was a stout I was even more surprised - however, I am not one to often lower ratings just because something isnít "true to style" - this beer was quite good - about as black as beer comes, with a two-finger, frothy white head - aroma of dry, piney hops, charcoal, cocoa, espresso - full but not overstated flavor of plum, chocolate, roasted coffee beans - nice, full mouthfeel - quite dry, very hoppy finish - there is an argument for this being an imperial stout, but given the high gravity of a lot of sixpoint ales, I would say if they made an imperial it would be much higher in alcohol - very nice - I canít wait for them to start bottling their products.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Nearly black, quite dark, hues of dark chocolate, large beige head that has fantastic retention, thick lacing. † Looks fantastic! † Aroma is very similar to Rasputin, subtle to moderate bitterness, roasted malts, with a touch of pine. † Taste is actually VERY similar to Raspy, at least to me, but not as assertive on the bitterness. † Definite coffee aspect, soft, yet noticable, with an even softer chocolate note. † More noticeable hop bitterness emerges on the backside, and lingers through the finish. † Body and mouthfeel are nice, smooth, but not as thick as I would have liked. † As it warms the hop portion of this beer becomes a little more predominant. † Good offering, just wished it was a tad richer/thicker, with a bit more of a chocolate malt flavor to go along with the nice hop bite. † Otherwise, it was quite enjoyable!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2008 More or less black in colour. Well, a little less but not enough to quibble. Roasty, plummy, deeply chocolatey aroma. Chewy dark malts - roasty, chocolatey. Well-defined flavours with only a hint of fruitiness. A lot of hoppy dryness in the finish. Quality.


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