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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Bold and complex from a tremendous amount of roasted malts, yet smooth and rich from the addition of oats. Dissent has its own opinion of what a dark beer should be.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3215) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle from a locals for locals trade from Atom. Pours black color with brown head. Aromas of roasted malt and chocolate with a hint of coffee. Moderately roasted malt flavor with sweet milk chocolate and some coffee. Medium to full body with minimal carbonation. Thanks Adam.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (2582) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2015
22 oz bottle pours black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, grain, and coffee . Taste is coffee, dark chocolate and malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Tap. Pours a dark brown to black with a thin brown head. Aroma is light chocolate and coffee. Flavor is roasted malt, milk chocolate, molasses, caramel, black coffee, and some earthy hops. Smooth, medium body with soft carbonation. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9956) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle... Pours black with a small, wispy, khaki head. Good retention. The aroma is robust and big-time roasty, offering notes of fudge, pouch tobacco, a shot of espresso and a hint of blackstrap molasses. Full-bodied with busy carbonation. The flavor is deeply roasted, rich and robust - espresso, dark chocolate, chocolate crème and vanilla. Roasty, charred finish with a kiss of mildly sweet chocolate. Bottle courtesy of BVery!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (3742) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle, pours dark black with small cream head. Notes are chalk, milk cocoa, nuts, bitter, mouthfeel is so rich and layered. Great bitter stuff from steel toe.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (1105) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 3, 2014
650mL bottle supplied by Stine - many thanks! To long-stemmed white wine glass, it pours a cordovan-tinted dark brown/black combination with which a trim beige head half a finger in length stood. Aromas of almond butter, roasted barley, charcoal, pine needles, aloe, coffee syrup, American yeast, and grilled corn. Tastes the same with the addition of milk chocolate, birch bark, earl grey tea, and stale black licorice candy. Burnt rubber, spent grain, and wet cardboard experienced by swallow. Chewy and interestingly flavorful. My first Steel Toe had been a success.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (7622) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours black with a mocha brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has chalky dark grains with touches of roasted malts and chocolate. Flavor has lots if dark grains and roasted malts with touches of molasses, bitter chocolate and a hint of pine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5387) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Keg @ Happy Gnome. Brown with a small head. Nose of burnt brown sugar, cream, roasted nuts. Ash. Nice and full. Taste is wonderfully creamy, substantial. Lactose, rocky road fudge. Slightly peppery hops. Some burnt espresso. Medium body, supple and a bit oily. Wow. Credit where it’s due. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1622) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bomber from Four Firkins. Pours black with an tan head. Aroma has molasses, chocolate and caramel. Taste is of sweet caramel, bittersweet bakers chocolate, some roast and a nice blend of oatmeal. Medium bodied and smooth, and nicely bitter-sweet. This is a solid effort, where I’ll look for more from that brewery. 14.1

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5966) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Draft at the brewery. The aroma is of coffee and dark roast. Of course, this is a dark-colored beer. This all carries to the drink. Pure coffee, mostly, and quite yummy. Pass the sugar. (#5657, 8/28/2014)


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