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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scarletfire65 (904) - Rockaway Park, New York, 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 (678) - 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 (1364) - 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 (2162) - 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 (109) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 24, 2013
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Pours brown to black with a beige head, aroma of moka and hops, flavor of moka and hops with coffee and pine, medium bodied

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2013
Dégustée en fût au Farmhouse Tap & Grill à Burlington, VT. De couleur noire-brune et opaque. Nez de malt rôti, léger de chocolat noir, de houblon herbeux et de café avec des traces de pain brûlé et de mélasse. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture légèrement crémeuse et aux petites notes huileuses. Léger goût de chocolat noir lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute rapidement un goût de malt rôti aux notes brûlées avec des notes de pain grillé et quelques traces de mélasse brûlée puis en finale l’on retrouve une légère amertume de houblon herbeux aux notes terreuses avec un léger goût de café. Post-goût moyen-long et aux notes sèches, moyen-léger amer de rôti, léger de houblon herbeux aux traces terreuses avec des notes de café et de chocolat noir. (17 avril 2013)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2441) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 22, 2013
Can. Pours a deep, dark brown color with a tan head and some lacing. Aroma is roasty, a little bit of pine hops. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, roasty, some bittersweet chocolate, a little hoppy, with a bitter roasty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (5614) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 14, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. Dark brown to black with a beige head. Aroma of hops, a bit piney and resinous, roastiness and coffee. Bittersweet roasty flavor with coffee beans, a bit "green", and nice hops bitterness, a bit resinous. Medium-bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (3740) - Connecticut, USA - APR 13, 2013
Big can. Looks dark. Aroma of chocolate and lightly roasted malts plus a decent amount of floral hops for a stout. Flavor the same with some bread and dough. Average texture. Not bad, but not the best stout.


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