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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
conway (2098) - - JAN 17, 2013
Pours cola with quickly dissipating head. Aroma is raisins, roasted malts, small piney note. Taste is malt, espresso and something reminiscent of teriyaki. Palate is nice and rich. Reminds me a bit of Night Stalker. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KoRoBeNiKi (132) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Can, as well as tap, Tap was slightly better Appearance: black with a tan head, a bit more of a head on tap (either that or I suck at pouring) Aroma: Light sweetness, some rich dark chocolate, light bitterness, caramel Flavor: Some bitterness from the chocolate balanced out nicely with caramel, excellent Palate: Semi-refreshing, a bit of sweetness and a TINY hint of alcohol My favorite beer by them I have had, which is odd since I tend to not love Stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrol (151) - - MAY 7, 2015
Can. Pours a deep, dark brown color with a tan head and some lacing. Aroma is roasty, a little bit of pine hops. Taste is malty roasty and hoppy. Good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PrattBrat (30) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
Pours a very dark brown with a medium creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and nutty. Tastes of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and light hops. Light bitter finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (6441) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Can. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is smoke, caramel, and pine. Medium mouth, nice roast, light smoke, bitter finish, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5041) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Black with a cream head. Roasted malts, citrus, chocolate, and coffee. Creamy palate, coffee, hops, very smooth finish, and roasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (2001) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Pours almost black with tan head. Very thin on the pour. Roasted malt, some pine, and a bit of caramel on the nose; follows onto the palate. This beer is interesting, but I’m not sure it knows what it wants to be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darkmagus82 (2051) - - JUN 16, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 5-17-12 - Poured from can into pint glass Appearance – Pours a deep brown color with a large billowing tan head. The head has large carbonation bubbles entrapped within. It has great retention and once faded gives a very nice level of lacing. Smell –The aroma is big of dark roasted malts mixed with a pine and earthy hop aroma. Taste – A taste of dry dark malts great the tongue. While alone at first they are quickly meet with bitter hop flavors. The hops are predominantly of a pine flavor with hints of earthiness mixed within. These flavors persist the whole rest of the taste and at the end leave a bitter dry aftertaste on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body was very creamy; much creamier then I would have anticipated from the strength and style. Its carbonation was a little on the low side. While the creaminess was nice for the roasty flavors it could have used a tad higher carbonation as it would have quieted some of the bitter hop flavors quite well. Overall – Not really my kind of brew. The roast and hop didn’t meld as well as some other dark IPA’s and the mouthfeel was a little off for the flavor profile. It was roast and bitter through and through.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
screigh (522) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2014
Pours a deep black with only the slightest ruby highlights when held to a light. Large sticky off-white head with lots of lacing. Thin and almost dry roast smell. Thin mouth feel. Grainy and almost burnt flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
annunz123 (931) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Chocolate, coffee, nuts, and raisins in the aroma. Flavor starts bittersweet and nutty, with some coffee/chocolate bitterness in a somewhat chalky finish. Pretty good, but not as good as some other beers from sixpoint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - MAR 14, 2014
Overall its a nice interpretation of the style, but there was something in the flavor that didn’t hit my palate very well. Chalky aftertaste that was off putting. The pour, aroma, and color were all very well done, nothing too extraordinary, but appetizing. Even the flavor for the most part was fine, again, nothing too crazy, but this chalkiness in the aftertaste that became all I could taste, annoying.

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