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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2005
(12oz bottle) Black body topped by enormous tan head that leaves no lacing as it shrinks back to manageable size. Aroma is moderately sweet, dark chocolate, molasses, some prune, roasty, coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, prune, light roast, medicinal. Medium body with a bit of chalk.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2005
Chocolate/coffee/toffee/and burnt sugar flavors all present. I found the mouthfeel a little too thin for style, but a decent attempt at a stout. OK!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2006
Not great, thatís what first comes to mind. It is veryh astringent, with an alcohol filled aroma. Some sweet, butter undertones in the aroma as well. Big-bubbles, high carbonation - too much. This is barrel aged, but it is not evident. Not very smooth at all. It looks like cola.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rastacouere (6174) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2007
Part of the many beers tried at RAYBOY01ís Cajun Fais-Do-Do. Black with small tan head. Dark chocolate aroma with some dough. Chalk, grain, chocolate, coffee, spice and alc flavor. Thin and chalky body. Not the best tasting stout, too thin and chalky and alcy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2007
Sampled at RAYBOY01ís Cajun Fais-Do-Do. Pours a dark brown black with a tan head. Old stale malts are overbearing in the nose. Chocolate and fruit try to balance that out. Dry chocolate flavors, not much depth. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2005
slighty sweet coffe aroma. dark dark brown color, slight tan head. mouth-filling, malty with a too sweet finish. sweetness fills the nose, long after the beer is gone. pleasant, but the sweet finish is a bit too much for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2006 Bottle. Aroma: Roasted malt, dried cherries, and molasses. Appearance: Black with tan highlights. Small, creamy tan head which dissiapted quicly. Flavor: chocolate, coffee, light smokiness, with a bit of roasted malt astringency. A little syrupy sweetness that clings to the mouth. Palate: Medium bodied. Texture felt a bit thin to me. Carbonation was a little prickly. Overall: This one didnít do it for me. Not bad, but not good enough.

   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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2005
Deep black brown. No residual head after a minute or two, carbonation not that high. Nose chocolate, dark fruity sweetness. Flavor starts prune and molasses, finishes with high coffee bitterness. Would be better except for the finish, which is somewhat medicinal. My first thought tasting this one was "great, I have five more of these", but itís actually a bit better than the first impression.

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