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RATINGS: 454   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
Human history is filled with myths and legends that shape and define our culture. Rituals, celebrations, gatherings.. whatever. One thing thatís for sure, is we enjoy a proper shindig. So letís get the stories flowing and share a little íFolkloreí. A bracingly deep ale, built dark and rich with an elegantly lean body, accompanied by heady aromas of Belgian yeast, earthy hops and gently kissed by a wisp of smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2013
Very gassy stout dark pour tan head in colour aromas coffee grassy fruit dark chocolate the flavours caramel roasted coffee dark chocolate grassy notes dark malts molasses brown sugar very rich stout the finish good body tastes rewarding best of them rich malts roasted coffee bitter finish so good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stantheman (855) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2013
From a 750ml bomber, purchased at Central City Liquor Store in Surrey. Almost black, with prodigious orange-brown head, quickly collapsing, but with good lacing. Sweet fruits and malts on the nose. In the mouth it is a somewhat sweet and very smooth and subtle rendition of one of my favorite themes in beer, which is to say "stout".

Yes, there are flavors of chocolate, vanilla, caramel and fruit to be found here, and the hops are well hidden, but at the moment I donít want to be too analytical. I just want to savor!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4287) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2013
CBC 2013. Pours pitch black with a small tanned head. Aroma is malty coffee some vanilla fruity nicely roasted. Flavor is ashy dry thin body roasted slightly sweet fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (7238) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2013
Bottle at Hotel Sofia. Pours next to black with a creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, some ash and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some dark berries, rotated grains and coffee. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16315) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2013
Bottle, 75cl. It pours a next to black body, topped by a dense, finger-thick light tan head. The aroma is roasted, with a touch of dark berries. Roasted malts, some dark chocolate and coffee too. Itís full-bodied and pleasantly carbonated, with flavors of roasted malts, some berry hints, dark chocolate and a touch of warming alcohol. Long, roasted, chocolatey finish. Most definitely a nice one, like so many others from Stillwater. 130814

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (10584) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2013
Bottle 650ml @ Hotel Room, Hotel Sofia, San Diego, CA
Pours almost black with a light tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, earthy hops. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long roasted, fruity and chocolate finish., Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - AUG 5, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours a deep black color with a one finger beige head that falls quickly with little lacing. Smells of roasted coffee, some cocoa and dates. Taste is dark fruit malt, cherries followed by a light coffee malt. Medium earthy bitterness with dark cherry fruitiness throughout. Finishes is dry, and slightly roasty , with some liquorice. Medium body and moderate carbonation, very smooth and creamy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (2926) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
750 ml bottle. Gusher - what a waste. Negative points. Pours black with huge head (of course). Aromas of dark chocolate, heavily roasted malts and shoe polish. Somewhat sweet and dry. Flavors of dark milk chocolate, sweet coffee, and roasted malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1706) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2013
No bottling information.
Appearance: Opaque black body with a tall and dense tan to brown head that sticks around for a while and settles into a thick and frothy coating.
Aroma: The aroma is pretty awesome, sweet cocoa and coffee with mellow but bright red apple and hints of under ripe banana.
Taste: Fruit notes are abundant throughout of apple cider and banana with a cocoa backing and a touch of roast. The flavor is a little watery during the mid thought light coffee aromas overlie it. This needs a bit more malt beef to it and it would be about perfect.
Palate: A bit thin for the style, a touch watery. Carbonation is low.
Overall: This is pretty darn good, but itís missing body and needs a bit more carbonation. This is hinting at perfect, but is missing on some key marks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slimspady (219) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 30, 2013
Dark black with giant tan head. Sweet and bubbly with a hint of chocolate. Solid.

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