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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (2681) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2015
22 oz bottle pours black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, grain, and coffee . Taste is coffee, dark chocolate and malts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2617) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle thanks to Kyle. Pours a black color minimal head. Nose is gritty with some milk sweetness. Taste is similar with a kind dissenting finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2600) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho (2292) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2218) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (2217) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
Very nice. Pours black with nice tan lacing. Nice coffee and roasted malt aromas and flavors. Quality stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2114) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (2051) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (2025) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Bottle to snifter. Pours dark brown black with a tight soapy tan head that fades to a collar ( pour looks like many Imperials). Aroma is big roasted malt with coffee and chocolate soy scents. Taste is roasted malt and coffee with a milky bitter chocolate and some rye bread and soy. Palate is full and bitter with a slick chaulky dry finish. Pretty awesome stout! Really gets me excited for Imperial versions!


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