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RATINGS: 286   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Can from The Perfect Pour, Elkridge, MD. Iím tempted to say that Sixpoint does better with sessionable stouts than some of their other main products, after the enjoyable Otis and this solid brew. Thick dark chocolate pour, well frothy and nicely sticky in places. Dry-ish nose of bakerís choc and roasted malts. Mouthfeel isnít too chewy, but vigorous enough. Dry, earthy finish is pleasing, and complements the richer flavors that shape the core beer. Unpretentious and well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joebudzjoe (671) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Draft @ Coalhouse Pizza in Stamford, CT. A lightly-bodied stout that is unoffensive but nothing to write home about. Notes of coffee, cola, chocolate and oat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Can. Pours a very dark brown with a moderate tan head on it. Nose is slightly roasty with some surprising floral hoppy elements in there. Taste was slightly bitter, but nicely roasty. A very interesting stout...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (4124) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2013
16 ounce can. Pours a darker brown to black with a beige head. Aroma is grassy and roasty. Tastes fairly bitter. More hoppy than I prefer a stout to be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 30, 2013
THOUGHTS: Imperial stout bitterness in a lighter package. It was nearly a black IPA. Itís definitely still a stout, but if you like black IPAs, you should try it. TECHNICAL: Can. Poured a very dark brown that was nearly black in the glass with a large, tan head that mostly but slowly diminished leaving excellent lacing. The aroma had moderate roast malt and chocolate milk; moderate pine hops; tobacco; and hints of caramel. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and moderately bitter; while the finish was lightly sweet and moderate to heavily bitter with an average to long duration. There was roasted malt, coffee, chocolate milk, bitter chocolate, coffee beans, pine hops and citrus rind hops, tobacco, a little citrus fruit, grapefruit and caramel malt. The medium body was creamy with sort of soft and slightly metallic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11790) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2013
16 oz can courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott) poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roastiness, charcoal, pine, earthiness and light grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, pine and light earthiness with a crisp dry bitter lingering roasty pine finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Pretty black but slightly reddish when held up to a bright light, with a decent head and sheets of thin but glass-coating lace. Smell is more like that of a heavier imperial stout, heavy with syrupy dark fruits, some coffee and chocolate, some molasses and brown sugar, some roasted, some burnt characteristics. The taste somewhat follows but itís not as strong tasting as it is smelling. I would say that for me the taste is more appealing, actually. Itís more balanced on taste; the aroma is kinda on the too sweet, too much dark fruit side. Drink wise itís very nice, a good stout thatís something of a meal, but isnít overpowering. I am a big fan of stouts in the 6%-ish range, and this one is pretty good. Overall I donít think itís world class, but Iíd certainly drink it again, and may have to try some of their other beers that I havenít tried yet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reberiii (452) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Simple stout, but good. A bit too bitter for the style, as there is not malt middle to squash it. I love bitter, but this seems almost out of place. That being said, I like it, and Iím sticking with it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Pith (159) - New York, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Pours dark opaque brown-black mahogany with large coffee color head, foamy. Aroma- caramel malt and ryeish grass to hay hops. Taste is rye grass hop start, sweet mocha. Middle- smooth, bitter grassy end and long finish. I like the mix of malt and hops. Bitter finish long-lasting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stumpyiliz (216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Solid atout. Drank from can so really canít talk about the pour or head. Visibly brown from lip if can. Nice hoppy aroma. Almost light enough to call it a black ipa coffee stout. Coffee and hipping come through prediminantly on the palate.

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