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RATINGS: 292   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
barrelman (1) - USA - MAY 17, 2005 does not count
The beer pours and allows the head to reach 3/4 above the rim. The aroma is even and chocolaty. Taste is rich and gives more bite than an Irish Stout. At 8.3, it rides smoother than you’d think. The American Stour is one of my favorite and this one is a great offering from a brewery that shows a lot of promise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bp (888) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2005
Had this on tap at Waterfront Ale House (3rd and 30th in Manhattan). Very good dark beer, coffee aroma and flavor, I don’t taste the alcohol despite the highish percentage. Recommended!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2008
I had a pint of this at the Blind Tiger in NYC today with two spicy Banh Mi-Vietnamese style pork sandwiches. The ale was very heavy with a malty cream on top which was followed by a chocolate/espresso bitterness. I really loved this dark monster of an ale which silenced the peppery pork into submission.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxcoinage (26) - Wauconda, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Poured from a 16oz can ( Canned Nov 2012 ) into a pint glass a jet black with a 2 inch thick off white head. Took a couple min to settle. Nice aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Mouthfeel is smooth yet has a nice bite. Tastes of dark roasted coffee and decent amount of hops. Finishes with a little bitterness and leaves a nice thick lacing on the glass.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GregClow (3185) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2008
Growler shared with tupalev, blankboy, and our wives. Deep black with ruby hits and a medium sized tan head. Fantastic aroma of roasted barley, coffee and burnt caramel. Medium bodied with a perfect level of carbonation. Flavour is nice and roasty, with some coffee and chocolate notes, and a pleasant hit of hops in the finish. A damn good stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2012
16oz can pours jet black with a brownish head. Aromas of roasted malt liquorice coffee some chocolate nib and toastes nuts. Flavor is bitter with some earthy creamyness that comes through. Body is full and creamy finishes slightly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (5728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2005
[draught at blind tiger] I tried this before I knew what style of beer it was, and it struck me as being quite hoppy for a dark beer - when I found out it was a stout I was even more surprised - however, I am not one to often lower ratings just because something isn’t "true to style" - this beer was quite good - about as black as beer comes, with a two-finger, frothy white head - aroma of dry, piney hops, charcoal, cocoa, espresso - full but not overstated flavor of plum, chocolate, roasted coffee beans - nice, full mouthfeel - quite dry, very hoppy finish - there is an argument for this being an imperial stout, but given the high gravity of a lot of sixpoint ales, I would say if they made an imperial it would be much higher in alcohol - very nice - I can’t wait for them to start bottling their products.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2006
En fût au Brookline Publick House, Brookline, MA. - Identifiée à 6.6 % - Robe noire surmontée d’une mousse beige épaisse en dentelle qui persiste. Arômes de café, de sucre et de céréales. Saveurs de café, de houblon amérisant et de caramel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2008
Fresh growler from Village Beer Merchant in Buffalo. Huge roast aroma, dominating yet inviting. Pitch black, decent sized brownish head. Tons of roast in taste along with some nice sweet chocolate notes. Great soft carbonation. alcohol not present. A fantastic stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5826) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Growler, via puzzl. Pours a black body with no light passing through with a nice one inch fizzy light brown head that gained density as it sat. Nice roasty and chocolaty nose with some coffee and a hefty dose of hops. The flavor is very roasty, almost bordering on burnt with a moderate hop bitterness throughout. Very full flavored, it doesn’t get thin or watery at all. The lingering bitterness from the hops combine with the slight astringency from the burnt malt to make a long fulfilling finish. The body is sturdy and full with moderate fizzy carbonation. A little resiny stickiness on the finish. Overall, this was a pretty great Stout!

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