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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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2012
bottle... get for a stout not if you’re thinking black ipa... the aroma has tons of chocolate, sweet, a bit of vanilla, good... the taste is more of the chocolate but a bit more balanced, alcohol is a bit low for what it is, if this was 10%, would be a rock star

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (3443) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3297) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 5, 2011
22 oz bottle purchased at The Four Firkins in St Louis Park, Minnesota. Pour is a deep black brown, with a smallish light khaki head. Aroma is roast, ash, and some general sweet molasses malt. Taste starts quite dry with mineral, gypsum, the roast, the char, and then dries out with ashiness in the back. Really none of the sweetness from the nose is present, its really all about the ash and char. Palate is medium to light bodied, finish is all about the dry ashiness. A bit heavy on the ashy character. Nice enough, and certainly a unique take on the style.

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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2012
bomber shared 12/18/11. dark. dark stout color with a pale brown head. aromas of smoke, prunes, roast and mild chocolate. the flavor is the same but it has some added notes of coconut, ash, scalded cream and barley. smooth rich and soft yet crisp and amazingly sessionable.6/4/7/4/15+

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3219) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Pours black with a thick mocha head. Aroma is burnt with bitter dar chocolate and molasses. Flavor is mostly burnt with a hint of dark chocolate...touch of anise. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with a lightly burnt finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (3019) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Atom. Chocolate, molasses, prune, and light smoky aroma. Black with a small brown head. Chocolate, coffee, ash, slightly acidic, and a little dark fruit flavor. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation. Very enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Growler from kbutler1. Huge thanks Kevin! Pours black with a half finger of thick tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate with huge Roasty notes and a decent bit of dark fruit. Taste is light bitter and follows aroma. Loads of coffee and chocolate. Full bodied with a thick creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a very long finish. Overall, awesome. I could drink this everyday.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2547) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Extra in a recent trade, forget who though....thanks though. Pours out, well almost black with a small tan head. Aroma is of roast, some chocolate, coffee and light hoppy notes. Taste is cocoa, dark chocolately malts, light licorice and some mild bitterness in there. Smooth and nice drinking stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2315) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
On tap at republic mpls Dark body nice lacing. Toasty and roasty malts. Some cocoa. This is a nice beer.


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