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Our only named beer to date. Its' honorary status is in tribute to its' designer, Allen Rhoades, a fellow brewer who captured a blue ribbon at the Western Washington State Fair when it was entered as a homebrew. It's everything a stout should be. Rich and hearty, not thick and overpowering, comes complete with a creamy head. Chocolate and crystal malts along with roasted barley combine to create the wonderful flavor. Compliments deserts well: try one in place of a cup of coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Sweet cherry cola type of aroma, sharp cherry chocolatefirst taste, very sweet malt aftertaste, not very smooth. Seemed more like a sweet stout. Would buy it again

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9228) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2004 Pitch black ale with a small, fizzy, dark brown head. The nose is of rich, creamy, milk chocolate, cashew, hazelnut, coconut and buttermilk. Well-balanced with lots of burnt notes in the flavor. Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Fairly short, roasty, lightly sweet finish. Thanks to robertsreality for the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 16, 2004
Pours a dark dark brown, almost black. No head. Aroma is light choclate and roasted coffee. Favor is like watered down coffee. Sweet, toffy dark choclate, and licorice. Palate is a little thin for my taste in style, but over all fine brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2004
Very foamy but lasting tan head sits above a dark fizzy beer. Rather average stout. Had one on special - 2 bucks a bottle at the ritzy gay bartender hotel pub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeM500 (1905) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2004
Bottle from BBB63: Quite the foamer, exploded out of the glass and onto the floor. Nose was full of coffee, dark roasted. hints of anice and vanilla, quite a complex stout! Oaky and woody towards the finish. It is light, though, but I think the big tastes just make me expect it to be thicker bodied. I wish most of it wouldn’t have overflowed!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
heemer77 (5104) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 3, 2004
Very dark black with a thin tan head. Aroma is fresh cut grass, vanilla beans and a touch of coffee with cream in it. The taste is fairly full. A nice dry character with some coffee, grass and cinnamon. Strange feeling at the back of the mouth. It is hard to place, but something like a flat cola? Smells great, but the taste let me down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 5, 2004
Dark as night with thick dark head. Malty dry chocolate nose with some cherry fruit.Rich, thick, mice dry chocolate and burnt toast notes on the palate. Very rich with lingering burnt toast finish. Very nice stout that’s not over the top!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2004
Had at Sir Ben’s Tavern in Duluth. Dark Brown Coloring. No Head. Roasts Aroma. Chocolate.. Little bit of Coffee and Something Else...Caramel or Toffee? Either Way, A Wonderful Stout. Worth Keeping Some Around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4479) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Dark brown color with no head and little carbonation. Coffee aroma. Sweet chocolate and coffee taste with a good malty kick as well. Tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2004
Light brown head, which leaves fast. Dark brown color. Chocolatey esspresso aroma. Pretty sweet taste... choclate, caramel, coffee finish. Nothing extremely complex, but it is tastey. Palate is so-so. Very good!

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