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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Oak-aged Foreign-style stout brewed with Malbec grape juice


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (3674) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Pitch black with a thin beige head. Deep aroma of sweet roastiness and bittersweet chocolate. Flavor was pretty similar, and delightfully sweet. Initially there is some roasted black malt, with a touch of astringency, but then the sweet creamy chocolaty nougat tones come in, not necessarily cancelling out the roastiness but complimenting it...kinda like grilled chocolate, in a way. Has depth and a lasting finish. Very charming.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregwilsonstl (961) - Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Dark like motor oil. Darkest head I can remember seeing. Thick foamy head. Oak. This is not what beer in a can looks like (I am smiling). Smooth and malty (but not overly sweet). I can’t believe this is 8%, I can’t taste any alcohol. Somewhere between roasted and burnt. Very impressive. I can’t remember having a better stout. i want to give it a 5.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (2126) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Poured from a can at sheffields. Super black oily pour with thin brown head. Aroma of chocolate and slight mint? The taste is great. Full bodied, sweet, chocolate, slight fruity taste too. A lot going on here. So good

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Can, at Beercade Emporium in May. Stoutish color, but illuminated by a bit of purple. Smelly is mostly rich cocoa and roasty malt. A very roasty tasting stout, too, but tempered by some grape juice. Keeps the overall beer kind of sweet and lets the grape play pretty well, in polace of the lactose of a milk stout. Unique!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jayzz (203) - Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Chocolate coffee aroma and dark brown color. Has a large frothy head. Sweet coffee chocolate flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewballs (162) - USA - FEB 15, 2014
Who knew that SKA Brewery that puts out mainly lagers and IPA’s would find the time to put out a stout, but they did. Dark hue. Foamy head and lace. Chocolaty taste. Hints of cocoa and sweetness. Full-bodied. I would have liked to have seen them take this one further with more booze but it works well. Definitely a winter or a cool springtime beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seymour (1323) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Tasted from a 12oz can into a nonic pint glass. It poured a dreamy, opaque black color with thick, fluffy, everlasting tan foam with lots of sticky lace. Aromas of whole-grain bread, toast, roasted grain, some definite fruity esters and peppery phenols. Flavours were the same plus hints of toffee, coffee with cream, raisins, plums, red wine. Tart, tangy, very toasty. Tannins of grape skins and hardwood. Strong foreign-stout alcohol was very well-hidden but I felt it in my bloodstream later. Nuanced and delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lilja (1410) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2013
Smak och doft av choklad, kaffe, fikon, laktris, karamell. Krämig, lagom söt med viss barley wine syrlighet. Välbalanserad med en lätt chokladbitterbeska.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (2793) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2013
330 ml can. Pours black with tan head. Aroma heavy of roasted malt and chocolate mainly, also grapes and some grapefruit. Taste is round and rich, lots of chocolate and roasted notes. Some wine cask taste mixed with fresh grapes. Finish is sweet and roasted

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nische (536) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2013
Pours pitch black with beige head. Roasted aroma of dark fruit, toffee and some maltiness. Somewhat fruity taste with loads of roasted notes of chocolate. Some notes of wine cask but nothing dominant.


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