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RATINGS: 88   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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2191) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
650 ml bottle courtesy of kbutler. Thanks. Pours a black-brown color with a small tan head that has good retention. The aroma is mild and features raisins, burnt grains, mocha and musty soil. The flavor is much more complex than the nose; I get dark fruits, burnt toast, chestnuts, bitter walnuts, dark chocolate, a bit of spice and earthy hops. The palate is full, smooth and viscous with soft carbonation. Finishes medium in duration and dry with lingering spice. Overall: The complete lack of any sweetness is a welcome change. Very tasty ale, much enjoyed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (3933) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Black with a decent brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, oat, coffee. Taste is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, oats...smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
travita (4166) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle. The look is dark, black in color, nice tan colored head. The smell is roast, chocolate, coffee, malts, and hops. The taste is roast, coffee, malt, coffee, chocolate, and good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (32033) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
From tap at Republic. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and light liqourice. Thick malty, dark roasted and liqourice. Light tarish. Dark roasted and bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHOFF43 (1759) - 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 (656) - 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 (663) - 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.


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