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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (975) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Dark brown, amber hints, thin toffee head. Nose is dark roasted malt, subtle pine and alcohol. Bittersweet in the truest sense. Middle is cacao and pine cones. Bitter, drying, piney hops out the back. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3515) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Can. Chocolate malt and piney hops aroma... smells like a black IPA. Black brown with a huge thick, creamy tan head. Chocolate, roasty malt, and subtle piney hops flavor.... tastes like a black IPA. Medium body, soft carbonation. Smells, looks, tastes, and drinks like a black IPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshwoodward (572) - - MAY 30, 2013
Drank from pint can. Delicious, if a little on the light flavored side. Creamy and milky.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Ar: Char, some highly roasted caramel, and earthy hops. Ap: Black with dark brown highlights on the edges - medium light tan head with good retention and a web of lacing. T: Dark caramel and raisins - heavy cocoa and char - medium-high bitterness, fairly clean - cherry and molasses, with roast bitterness on the finish. P: Medium body, with high carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel - finish is dry. O: A heavily roasted stout - on the dry side, with a big grip of bitterness - solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8514) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2013
2013-04-29. Crisp dark brown black body, nice creamy tan head. 4+ Aroma is roasty but softened somehow, lightly dusty, mild malt undertones. Flavour is interesting, dry roast up front, sweetish malt middle has an interesting quality to it. Sort of nutty fruity herbal melange, pleasantly so. Smooth average plus to medium bodied palate, soft carbonation. 3++ Pretty solid overall. A stout with brown ale leanings? On tap at Farmhouse, Burlington

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scarletfire65 (1113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Can, at home. The aroma is hoppy, pine, coffee, roasted malts. This stout is bracingly bitter, resinous, sprucey - piney, with a bright, slightly acidic finish. Soft and creamy mouthfeel. Good, but a bit too much on the pine.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scipio (756) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Pours a very dark brown with a medium, creamy looking tan head. Aroma contains chocolate and vanilla mostly, along with undertones of pine and coffee. The taste is more unusual for this style in the fact that a large amount of pine is noticed right away. I get more chocolate and coffee, and less vanilla. There is quite a bit of caramel in here as well as roasted malts. Medium bodied, creamy in texture, with a higher amount of carbonation that is regularly found in this style. Aftertaste consists of pine, coffee, and chocolate. I enjoyed this. Its a little different with a lot of tasty things going on in here.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerenberger (1567) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2013 The nose has a toasty sweetness about it. Faint dark fruits (plums), chocolate, and pine. Pours a brownish-black with a long lasting khaki head and spotty lacing. The taste is bitter. Roasted/burnt malt, with hints of dried fruit, and hoppy pine bitter finish. Somewhat like a Black IPA. Medium-light body and moderate carbonation. (Would prefer a fuller body.) Smooth mouthfeel. Overall, the taste is not robust, but rather subdued. would drink again. (Taste improves as it gets warmer.)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (3264) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. Black, opaque with tan head, phenol, petroleum and vanilla aroma, stoutish taste with roast and some old coffee. Smooth texture, full body, roasty, bitter aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bagalagalaga (151) - Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2013
Had it out of a big ol can. It seems like more of a black IPA style, very hoppy but with some malt poking through. Pretty good, would get it again.


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