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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crajun (995) - , Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2012
bomber from emeinz via trade; thx Eric!! Loooved the aroma on this one - I didnít get the chocolate that others noted and canít quite place the aroma - some wood aroma. silky smooth (oats); thin with a bitter ending. didnít quite live up to itís aroma... but good stuff

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2012
22oz bottle from Atom via Free Beer Week, thanks Adam! Pours a black body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is smooth dark chocolates and roasts with some molasses, a bit of a milky chocolate sweetness, and a light anise. Flavor is roasty and smooth up front with a nice dark chocolate and slight milk chocolate sweetness. A bit of a molasses sweetness and a touch of dark fruits before the roasts become somewhat ashy and this finishes pretty dry with a light bitterness, but balanced enough with some chocolates offering a medium-light sweetness. Lengthy aftertaste following a smooth, medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid stout. Big roasts that get pretty ashy and dry, but a nice chocolate and slight molasses sweetness to keep things balanced. Enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Has some roasty and fruit scents, taste is similar with an over powering bitterness that was a little too much. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9466) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Thanks sparky! Dark brown pour, tan head. Roasty aroma, molasses, burned toast. Flavor is roast up front followed by some plums and chocolate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3539) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2012
22 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with Atom. Pours black with a moderate brown head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Very pleasant aroma of roasted malt with ample chocolate and coffee present in the nose as well. Very inviting. The flavor is similar again with roasted malt and lots of chocolate and coffee. Moderate roast bitterness at the finish. Rich and smooth on the palate. Full bodied. Very nice beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - APR 27, 2012
Nice black pour with foamy dark tan head. Aroma is earthy and quite chocolatey. Taste is rather sweet but not overly so. Lots of sweet chocolate, caramel, a little roasted malt and just a hint of bitter hops. Very easy drinking and quite tasty, even more so as it warms up.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (3885) - Florida, USA - APR 16, 2012
22 ounce bottle that pours a dark brown with aromas of coffee, chocolate, resin, roasted malt, and a touch of dark fruits. Flavor is dark chocolate, coffee, some roasted malt, and has a smooth finish. This is my 4th beer from these guys, and havenít been disappointed yet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
islay (1253) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2012
22 oz. bottle, consumed on 4-13-12. Aroma features plum, dirt, carob, milk chocolate, chalk, peach, citrus, and muffin scents. Pours dark brown with a moderate amount of deep taupe / tan head. Produces okay, think lacing. Rich, melted-chocolate-like appearance. Lightly sweet yet dry taste. Flavors include dark, pitted fruit, crackers, and baked goods. Milky and creamy taste. Dry finish reminiscent of coffee with milk. Improves as it warms and upon multiple sips. Medium to heavy body. Lively, oily, and smooth in the palates. Overall, a good, not great, and not memorable brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (1909) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2014 Tap at brewery on april 13, 2012. Opaque dark brown pour with nice head and lacing. Aroma and taste of roasted malt, coffee and some chocolate. Little bit of carbonation, medium bodied and finish was a tad bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Pour on tap at Winterfest 2012, dark brownish pour with thin tan head, aroma brought nice roasted malt, dark chocolate and slight coffee, hints of fruit in there as well, some nice molasses and caramel notes as well in there. Taste is a nice mix of chocolate and toffee, hints of coffee, nice roasted malt character with a bit of char, the oats give it a decent mouthfeel, finishes fairly bitter.


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