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RATINGS: 102   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHOFF43 (2016) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Tap at brewery. Pours a creamy black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Definitely a nice stout.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
csaso (2016) - Missouri, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Tap - small foamy tan head, black color, roasty coffee aroma and flavor, creamy texture, not bad for a stout ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (1896) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 22, 2016
Dark black. Roasted, almost charred, but not smokey. DeScription on bottle is spot on: smooth and rich (but not heavy). Nice stout. Thanks Jackl!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stine (1746) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Syrupy black pour that shines ruby around the edges and retains a mocha like foam. A heavy, detailed aroma; at times, bright and fruity, and at others dark and intense. Richly spicy and earthy with coffee, cinnamon and gingerbread; lots of candied and overripe red fruits. Slow to emerge, composed, and made interesting by its abundance of yeast and hop presence.

Strongly vinous flavor; cherries, raspberries and figs work with a big, bright citrus hop note that really stands out. There’s plenty of velvety dark malt laying calmly beneath.

Medium, fairly effervescent texture; easy to drink. A lot unfolds at the finish; rich raisiny cavendish tones give way to an awesomely meaty, smokey roast flavor, long after swallowing. A winningly unusual take.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MacBoost (1727) - Penfield, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Saturday night stout! Pour is almost black, with a scant tan head that’s gone in a flash. Aromas of coffee, roast, chocolate, floral hops. Taste is bitter and off dry. Flavors of dark dry chocolate, lightly roasted coffee, some bittering hops. Slightly silky. This is pretty nice. A large sized dry chocolate note. Slight tinge of alcohol. Finished like a silky black dildo, dry with a nice roast. Very decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jzzbassman (1572) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Atom. Bottle pours almost black with a thin tan head. THe aroma is malty, with cookie dough, chocolate, and slight coffee presence. Flavor hampered by being drank back to back with the Marshal Zhukov, but this is a different beast. Drinkable, with the oats giving it an easy drinking finish. Nice stout indeed.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Bottle from Zipps, Nice dark brown nearing black pour nose is roasty and malty, body is a bit thin which surprises me given the oat addition, a good solid beer glad to see Steel Toe doing their thing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Draft. Pours a dark black/black color with a slight tan head. Light roasty aroma in the nose, molasses, and a touch of leather. Slight hops. Medium mouthfeel. Starts with a slight bitter roast flavor and a little sweet dark fruit and then moves to a medium hoppy floral bitterness. Pretty easy drinking. Slight lace. No notes of alcohol. Not sure I would classify this as a stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1326) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Dark brown pour. Not knowing what style of beer this was before drinking, I thought it might resemble a dunkel, a very good one at that. Some smokiness in the flavor, sweet caramel and oatmeal. Incredible mouthfeel. A nice start to my journey with Steel Toe beers.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guerde (1280) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2011
(bottle) Pours jet black with a very large tan head that leaves sheets of lacing on the glass. Aroma is filled with dark roasted barley, dark chocolate, dark fruits (slightly tart), and some coffee. Smells like a brownie the more it warms up. Flavor tastes pretty much like a spot-on clone of Dark Horse’s Special Reserve Black Bier, with a boatload of dark roasted malt, french roast coffee, and dark chocolate, with some sweetness to balance the bold roasted flavors. Some salt. There’s a faint bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is a little less full than I had expected, but it still remains silky. This is quite a good beer. Well done, Steel Toe.


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