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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Justinsvt (9) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 4, 2009 does not count
Black. Small brown head. Tarry, burnt, smokey aroma with some bitter chocolate and coffee. Similar flavors. Quite smokey.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Black-brown pour with a full, well-retained tan head. Aroma is fruity, with bubblegum. Flavor is similarly fruit at the front, sweet, gumball and melon, before becoming a little more stout-like with a smoked bacon element. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel, medium body, pleasurable swallow.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of dark and roasted malts and some smoke. Over carbonated mismatch that’s a bit chewy. The smoke gets into the flavor a bit and mixes it up with roasted malts and some usual stout fare. I can’t recall exactly what the Rhoades scholar is off the top of my head, but I’m thinking it has nothing to do with brewing…

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (3258) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2008 Thanks to Fantomas23 for the bottle!
Chestnut with large, foamy tan head. Nose is huge sweet sugar, prune, apple, wood, a little lactic. Odd nose, almost sour-like refreshing in the sugar-fruit combination. Roast shows up in the flavor, along with sugar and more fruit, and yet again a lactic sour quality. Quite odd. Moderate body but too carbonated and rather sticky. Odd stout, probably approaching the Dubbel category with some odd sour elements present.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Pour is black with a thin tan head...smell is roasty chocolate with some caramel and toffee notes...taste is sticky and sweet...metallic...light cocoa flavors in the finish...too bright...

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhowes (10) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2008
chocolate, roasty, caramel, black, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scubatrip (596) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2008
From the bottle, courtesy of Summer Secret Santa 08, pours black with a thick but quickly dissipating brown foamy head. Smell is sweet, with aromas of coffee and sweet malt, a hint of alcohol and some chocolate. Taste is a bit sweet, but also a bit harsh. Flavors of sweet malt and cappuchino dominate, but there’s also some almost fruity notes that appear as the beer warms. The harshness of aftertaste also disappears when it’s no longer cold cold. A bit thin, but this is a solid beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2008
solid dark brwon pour with full fluffy brown head, smooth sweet aroma, spritxy palate, sweet front, mild finish, hidden fruity background, dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kyzr (1148) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - SEP 1, 2008
Pitch black with giant tan head. Nose is rather weak, but has some roast on it. Flavor is sweet malt with roasted hints. Chocolate and slight coffee round out the flavor. Body is medium with a some bitterness on the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2008
pours very dark with lots of head. it will probably take a couple of pours to fill the glass because of all the head. taste is of coffee and is sweeter than exptected. finish is quite smooth. not a bad beer.


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