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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHOFF43 (1670) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Tap at brewery. Pours a creamy black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Definitely a nice stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle from Skyview. Dark brown with a thin tan crown. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and some coffee. Taste in line with aroma with heavy roasted notes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Dark beer flavors with a smooth finish. Maybe a little watery. Not as strong on the palate as other dark beers

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ryborne (53) - - JAN 21, 2013
Dark and malty with very little aftertaste, will have to try other steel toe after this

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oneeighthcuban (106) - - JAN 15, 2013
UPDATED: APR 5, 2013 There are many stouts I would pick over this one, although many I wouldn’t. I wish it were maybe a little more boozy/thick when drinking it. Overall flavor is pleasant with chocolate notes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bookman10 (584) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Pours a dark, oily black with small head. Strong aroma of roasted (almost burnt) grain. Flavors include chocolate and coffee, some licorice and roast grain, with an underlying boozy-alcohol flavor. Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side for a stout. Could use a bit of reworking.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnmike (991) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Sample at the brewery after a tour. Expected dark color. Head is browner than expected. Great roasty coffee taste that is very pure.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
steeleliver (116) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2012
On tap from Republic, MN. Pours rich dark brown with short mocha colored head, less than half a finger. Opaque red around the corners of the glass. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, and oats. A bit on the sweeter side. An excellent palate, very smooth and a bit oily. Warms up the soul on a cold winter day.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (4522) - Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2012
22 oz. bottle shared by b3shine. Pours black with a medium sized khaki colored head. The aroma is roasted malts, chocolate with a hint of oatmeal sweetness. The flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, very mild dark fruits with more mild oatmeal sweetness. Pretty decent straight forward stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (6975) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle. Lactic chocolate malt aroma. Black with small head. Light ashy dark chocolate malt flavor with a lightly bitter herbal hops finish. Very tasty.


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