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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2007
nice nice stout guys. toasty and raosty with bits of caramel and chocolate too. very smooth. leave a tad to be wanted on the backside but a great beer really!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2007 Not sure if I maybe got a bad bottle. Poured from the bottle with a vanishing dark tan head. Fizzy like cola. Tasted like someone mixed a cup of strong coffee with a Coca-Cola. I’ll give it a week and see if another bottle works better. RE-RATED 12/15/07: Original Score 2.2. Tried again, figuring it cannot be that bad. Now, this is more like it! Nice dark pour, a little thin-bodied, almost like a Porter, with a thin creamy white head. Still medium bodied overall. Aroma is smoky/coffee. flavor is spicy, which is helped by the relatively high amount of carbonation. Nice finish. This is a pretty good Stout from a brewery I am going to try more from!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (4254) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 12, 2013
This is a better than average stout. Dark in character, rich and roasty. Nothing particularly distinctive, but everything on tack.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2002
Nice creamy roasted coffee aroma and flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4886) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeM500 (1908) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StoutCat (89) - North Laurel, Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2005
(bottle) Medium body. Tastes like roated malt and caramel, slightly bitter but balanced by a fruity sweet smell. Thanks CaptainCougar!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2005
What Chuck said on appearance, it needs lacing to get a 5. The aroma is pretty much the same, although I get a huge cocoa aroma too. The flavor is very chocolatey and roasted, dry roasted malt. The palate is lightly bitter and dry, medium full mf.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guerde (1288) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2007
Pours dark with a ruby hue around the edge of the glass, and a tan head that disappears. Aroma is very similar to Sam Smith’s Imperial, probably due to the roasted barley. Flavor is quite similar to Sam Smith’s as well, but the beer is a little more carbonated and slightly drier, with the roasted barley appearing along with notes of coffee and dark chocolate.

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