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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Pours a rich oily opaque with a thin tan head. Aroma is lightly caramely sweet and very roasty with hints of dark fruit complexity. Body starts robust and silky with a nice malty sweetness before a bittersweet, mildly dry, roasted finish. Very nice for a regular stout. A little more malt and this could be imperial.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7101) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2005
Poured black with a little dark brown around the edges. Small tan head that receded rather quickly. Aroma was full of roasty chocolate and coffee malts. Dry and bitter when it first hit the palate. That was followed by the same roasty flavors from the aroma. Dry coffee finish. Medium-bodied, but seemed to have a cola-like consistency. Not exceptional, but worth a shot.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Pours brown with a tan head. Smells malty and sweet with some nutty elements. Taste is tangy with some cherry and chocolate notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2005
Bottle: Opaque, dark brown edges, large light brown foamy head, sticky lacing.   Roasted malt, apple/pear skin in the nose.   Fairly sweet roasted malt flavor, soft fig/raisin, a bit of apple/pear skin.   Low IBUs.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Roasty finish, lingering fruity notes.   Not light, but not big, but otherwise very enjoyable.   Thanks Mr Dick!


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rastacouere (6123) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2005
Clear very dark brown. Roasted cocoa dominance, but slightly phenolic at the same time and surprisingly sulfury in mouth, which was certainly unexpected from a stout. Simplistic cigary and oaky palate, rather dry, heavily roasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6101) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2011
Pours dark brown almost black with off white head, fizzy carbonation. Aroma has notes of roast, some crystal malt, touch of chocolate. Taste is a bit thin, but has notes of chocolate, dark fruit, caramel, before finishing roasted. Not bad, a bit watery and thin, but overall decent flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6063) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2006
Bottle (12oz). via trade with Ughsmash. Poured dark opaque bubbly brown with a decent fizzy brown head. Roasty aroma - fruity malt, cola sweetness, nut oils, wet leaves - not bad. Taste is surprisingly bitter - cola/fruit dark roast malt, some chocolate and mild mocha, hops - but the finish is still a little cola-sweet. Mouthfeel is decently carbonated, bitter, slightly watery - like a lot of stouts, needs more body, and a little sweet, but decently roasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (5966) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2003
#29 of my Stouts of November: Opaque with frothy tan head and some lace. Aroma hints of roasted malt, nutty, molasses, mocha, coffee, raspberry, aromatic hops and minor phenols. The taste starts mocha sweet and has undertones of coffee and smoke. A nice bitterness and acidity is on the finish. It is full-bodied but it’s not at all overbearing. A very solid stout with some nice complexities. Recommended.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5460) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2005
I liked the taste of this solid brown brew, a roasted malt with a good helping of chocolate, some dark coffee, and a touch of nutty bitterness in the finish. It looked just fine, too. But I swear, there was NO AROMA AT ALL. None of the other folk present at the The LoSBD meeting could detect one either. Weird.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5342) - Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2008
12 oz. bottle courtesy of my Secret Santa. Pours a dark, dark brown color with a large tan head that patiently fades into a creamy crown. The aroma is roasted malt and mediumsweet dark chocolate. The flavor is also heavy on the roasted malt and dark chocolate. Additionally, a significant shot of coffee slips in at the end. Medium to full bodied and creamy smooth drinking brew. This is a solid stout indeed.


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