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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (3429) - 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 (1000) - Vermont, 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 (6953) - 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 (4920) - 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 (1417) - 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 (5890) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, 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)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Saturday night stout! Pour is almost black, with a scant tan head that’s gone in a flash. Aromas of coffee, roast, chocolate, floral hops. Taste is bitter and off dry. Flavors of dark dry chocolate, lightly roasted coffee, some bittering hops. Slightly silky. This is pretty nice. A large sized dry chocolate note. Slight tinge of alcohol. Finished like a silky black dildo, dry with a nice roast. Very decent.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
UkrainPubCrawler (105) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2014
This is a very tasty dark ale. Not as much hops as I would have like but that’s not the style anyways. Very smooth and delicious!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (3868) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle thanks to Rob. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong roast, coffee bean, oak. Medium mouthfeel with roast, coffee, dark chocolate. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (595) - CROATIA - MAY 18, 2014
Tap, dark pour with a beige head, sweet taste of roasted malt, chocolate, molasses, and dark fruits, bitter finish, good stout.


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