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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
12oz bottle at the Tag-a-Long golf course in Birchwood, WI. Dark pour with a small short lasting head. Roasted aroma, ligh coffee. Pretty big roasted malt flavor, very smooth with a light aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Draft at The Old Fashioned. Opaque black with an oily head. Pleasant coffee aroma. Smooth and mellow body, somewhat dry. Roasty with a subdued cocoa edge. Easy drinking, but full bodied enough to slowly sip. Solid Stout, with some coffee edges. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (5598) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2009
12 oz bottle from Jeffy’s neighbor Fred, thanks man! Pours a solid balck body with a larger beige frothy head, nice. Aroma has some nice raostiness and vanilla extract but then there is this slightly weird sour powdered milk scent mixed in. Flavor is really nice with lots of roasty malts, burnt toast, dark chocolate and vanilla. Medium to fuller bodied with slightly strong carbonation and a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Very nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2009
Deep brownish amber color with a thick and rocky but dissipating tan head. Nice chocolate and roasted coffee beans aroma. and flavor with a hint of brown sugar and molasses and a creamy mouth feel. A good stout.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
esjaygee (3904) - 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…

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (4303) - 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.

   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...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhowes (22) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2008
chocolate, roasty, caramel, black, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter,

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