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RATINGS: 81   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ReggieDunlap (3048) - 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 (2890) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2504) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho (2200) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Draft at republic, Mnpls. Rich, sweet, milk chocolate aroma that is somewhat faint. Fully opaque body with light brown head. Sheet lace...lovely. Creamy engine oil consistency. Really nice. Smooth, rich. Outstanding brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2196) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2111) - 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.

3.3
   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (1975) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2011
Bottle. Creamy dark black pour, light cookie colored head and an aroma of roasted malts. Flavor is also creamy roasted malts, lactose like sweetness, dark chocolate and finishes a little bitter on the aftertaste. Decent @ $5/bomber.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (1959) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
Draft sample. Black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of blue plum, milk chocolate, and mocha flavored coffee. Flavors are of chocolate malt, ash, earthy hops and a hint of cherry. Medium bodied. A solid straightforward stout.


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