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RATINGS: 283   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2716) - 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, couldnít 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.

   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 .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (3969) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bp (819) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (5216) - 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.

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