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RATINGS: 565   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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It's nice to be able to finally brew some beer without restrictions on it. we came from Colorado where we could brew or try anything. We've been waiting 7 years to make a stout and we harnessed all that frustration into this batch of beer.

We didn't get caught up in the parameters of a specific style we just brewed a big fat hoppy beautiful beer. The timing of the law change couldn't have been better for us, because it has taken until this summer for us to get set up in our new brewery. We finally have some capacity to experiment with some new style. This could lead into a seasonal offering from us in the future. For now we're just glad we can satisfy the demands of the folks who have been on us since day 1 to make a stout.

Malt: 70/80 crystal malt, chocolate malt, black malt, roasted malt

Hops: Centennial, Willamette and cascade - on the dry hop!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1591) - Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2015
Old rating. Ugh…that name. Big dark pour. Chocolate, roast, char, piney. Decent smooth mouthfeel. Good stuff overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2588) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with sweet brown sugar and chocolate aromas. A bit of burn on the palate, some fruit and chocolate in the taste and a little bit of a smooth and silky mouthfeel. Not bad.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (4684) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2015
Milk chocolate aroma with very subtle pine and smoke notes underneath. Black, medium firm beige head. Chocolate and pine. Charred oak and tree bark finish. Medium body, creamy, alcohol not apparent. Great balance, decent complexity, actually quaffable for 9%. Damn tasty and so smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3630) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2015
22oz bottle shared at The Cad’s 10yr anniversary celebration at CBC Clerkenwell, London. Many thanks to Colin for the bast named beer of the event. It pours a dark brown color with a small brown head. Aroma is sweet and chocolatey, with notes of roasted malts, dried leaves, pine needles, marh mallows. Taste is also medium sweet and decently biter roasty and hoppy, with a minorly boozy finish. Medium to full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, nice enough to make me happy

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (4624) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2015
From a 12 oz bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours black with a tan head. Nutty, roasted aroma. Flavors of tobacco and licorice. Bitter roasted finish.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dmac (4740) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2015
12oz bottle via trade. Poured a solid looking viscous midnight black with a smaller tight foamy beige head. Aroma of burnt dark chocolate, soy sauce, black olives, sweet tobacco. Full creamy body, softer carbonation, sort of a slick mouthfeel. Flavor of dark chocolate, newspaper, burnt vanilla, oatmeal.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (3456) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle share at the Cad’s tasting. Thanks to Colin. 2015 bottle, 9%, black wax. Pitch black beer, small foamy tan head. Aroma is floral, smoke, grassy hop, tea, a little ash. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is smooth malts, bacon, smoked ham, dry finish with some salt. Pretty nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (15317) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle at Toms 10 yr anniversary. Black beer lasting tan head. Roast aroma. Bit soy sauce. Some hop om finish. Fine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1345) - Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle into snifter a couple of times. Aroma is citrusy hops, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee. Pour is black, thick khaki head. Flavor is hop forward but still shows the roasted grain and coffee notes well enough. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bkurtz (1007) - PERU - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle - Pours a clear, dark brown with a creamy light brown head and some large bubbles. Good lacing. Aromas of citrus and chocolate. Good mouth feel. Unusual, complex flavors with chocolate that goes into some tart citrus. My kind of beer.


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