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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3520) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2015
22 ounce bottle
A solid and affordable release puts Steel Toe squarely on my radar for future visits to the Minneapolis area. Better examples may exist but few blend its balance of flavor with a price point that doesn’t stretch the budget. If you are in the area give at least one of their drafts / bottles a shot.

Aroma / Appearance - A fluid ebony black base seeps from the bottle into the bottom of the glass like molten char. Mocha head dances on top along with slick legs. Chocolate, roast coffee, dry malts, and sweet hazel shimmer in the air as they balance a light roasted texture against the bitterness of fresh hops.

Flavor / Palate - Black coffee with a splash of skim milk immediately singes the tongue with a tease of malts. Bittersweet dark chocolate unfolds over the course of subsequent sips. A refreshing dry finish leaves traces of wood and hops. The total package drinks easily for a 7% ABV release with only a handful of small things keeping it from being truly world class.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chibuck (3510) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3508) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle from a locals for locals trade from Atom. Pours black color with brown head. Aromas of roasted malt and chocolate with a hint of coffee. Moderately roasted malt flavor with sweet milk chocolate and some coffee. Medium to full body with minimal carbonation. Thanks Adam.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (3214) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (3051) - Ocean County, 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 (2912) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (2630) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
Very nice. Pours black with nice tan lacing. Nice coffee and roasted malt aromas and flavors. Quality stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2467) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bomber from Four Firkins. Pours black with an tan head. Aroma has molasses, chocolate and caramel. Taste is of sweet caramel, bittersweet bakers chocolate, some roast and a nice blend of oatmeal. Medium bodied and smooth, and nicely bitter-sweet. This is a solid effort, where I’ll look for more from that brewery. 14.1


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