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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2012
Can. Deep ambery brown colour with a thich mediumsized beigeish brown head, that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, some slight toffee, roasted malts and mild chocolate cookies as well. Flavour is mild roasted malts, some slight liquorice, ripe fruits and mild chocolate and bready malts as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (20929) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2012
Canned at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Black, rich beige head. Tarry licorice aroma. Mid sweet with dense solid body and rounded moiuthfeel. Tar and licorice dominates until resiny bitterness takes over. A heavily hopped, aggressive stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Travlr (15635) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Draft courtesy of craftycarl21, thank you sir! Dark murky brown color, medium tan head, good lacing. Aroma of chocolate chip pancakes. Taste is like graphite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (13835) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2010
Tap at Barcade. An above average stout. Pours a charming black with a thick, voluminous tan head. Aroma of well roasted malts and coffee. Flavor packs more of the same. Burnt malts and some smokiness. Hops are detectable in the tail. Full bodied and creamy, this beer is a smooth drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (13426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2008 More or less black in colour. Well, a little less but not enough to quibble. Roasty, plummy, deeply chocolatey aroma. Chewy dark malts - roasty, chocolatey. Well-defined flavours with only a hint of fruitiness. A lot of hoppy dryness in the finish. Quality.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12308) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Can from Half Time. Pours brown/black with a dark tan head. Aroma comes across as resin. And smooth burnt malt. Med body or nearly so. Flavor starts as hop, then more hop, then a slightly ashy smooth burnt malt. It is quite hoppy and bitter. Excellent ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12038) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 3, 2008
(growler, thanks CaptainCougar) Medium tan head atop dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, some coffee, light chocolate, burnt. Taste is medium sweet, roast, coffee, light burnt. Smooth medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11818) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Draft sample at IBGWF 12. Poured a black color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate malt and hop aroma. Medium to heavy chocolate sweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. This is a very good beer that exceeded my expectations.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11097) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11011) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2011
A murly dark brown stout with a thin light moka. In aroma, a nutty grassy malt with light fusel alcohol, roasted coffee beans, roasted coffee beans. OK. In mouth, a smooth nutty coffee malts, with some nice c-hops, pretty nice. Cask at Get Real NY, March 19 2011.

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