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RATINGS: 413   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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A rich, well balanced Foreign style Stout with a generous amount of roasted barley. Complex hop sequencing creates superbly balanced flavor.


rivertranced's rating

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rivertranced (25) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Poured from growler into belgian glass. Aroma is a little underwelming for the style. Picking up a little chocolate, and a bit of roasty malt. not seeing the fruitiness true to foreign stout style. Appearance spot on: dark, opaque color. Nice tan head with good retention. Nice, bold flavor, with big roasty malt presence. Finishes pretty dry. Moderate bitterness, with no fruitiness or diacetyl. Palate: medium body with a bit of creaminess. No presence of alcohol noticed. Very good example of the style overall.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6371) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2014
12oz can, purchased from Brennan’s in Madison during GTMW this year. Can indicates a best by of 10/10/13... Better late than never, I suppose. Pours a very nice black color, with a great bigger brown head. Leaves great, thicker lace. Awesome dark chocolate, brownie, cocoa nib in the nose. Mild to moderate roast, hints of coffee, very mild dark fruit. Hint of smoke, and some earthy hop. A lot better than expected already. Medium plus body, with a great thicker stout like chewy texture to it. Light dry finish. Moderate bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Mild bite in the finish. Pretty enjoyable stout. A lot better than expected. Probably a 3.7+ fresh... Need to re-rate a fresh example, given the chance.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3224) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Pours black with khaki head and light lace. Aromas and flavor of char, molasses, caramel, and chocolate and roast malt. Pretty good

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westchesterco (946) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2014
From notes: It is a dark amber with a tan head on tap at the brewpub. It has a coffee aroma and the taste is definitely a coffee flavor

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealblind (757) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Dark brown pour mid tan head that lingers. Aroma of rich char, lactic, choco. Palate is watery. Taste is dissolved charcoal, burnt caramel without the sweetness. wet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sistinas (101) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Served on tap at the brewery. Poured black with a two-finger tan head. Aromas of malt, chocolate, coffee. Tasted like it smelled, very roasty, not too sweet, not too bitter. Very well balanced. Maybe a little thin but on a hot day it’s hard to complain about that. Medium amount of carbonation, dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer (815) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Pours black with a small tan head. Very nice aromas of coffee, charcoal and dark chocolate. Flavors are more of the same along with a slight bitterness. About the only negative I can think of is the body is a little thin, but other than that this is a very good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brystmar (1257) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Dark, malty, retains good head. Roasty with hints of espresso in the nose; taste follows suit with burnt charcoal on the end. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
ads135 (2955) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
A very roasty stout. This was one of the favorites I picked up in WY with the family over Christmas in 2013. Tons of chocolate and licorice too.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoworsummer (2142) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Pours very dark brown with a fizzy light brown head. Tastes like roasted grains, chocolate, light coffee and burnt toast. Light body and low/medium carbonation. Smells like chocolate coffee and burnt.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (3556) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Tap at brewery. Pours deep, dark brown with fizzy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts, light lactose, light earthiness, and faint plums. Flavor is dry roast and chocolate malt dominate with some earthiness and faint dark fruit esters; dry, ashy finish. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.


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