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RATINGS: 526   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (506) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Rated from notes taken 17 Mar 2014 -- 2014 version, poured into a tulip glass. Very nice beer. I would like to see it aged in some oak, but none-the-less I really like this beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (3820) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle thanks to Brian. Pours a dark brown with no head. The aroma is chocolate and roasted malt. Medium mouthfeel with bitter dark chocolate, oak, booze, and sweet finish. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (2035) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle to snifter. A ton of complex chocolate, light roast, dark fruit, wowser. Great nose. Minimal brown head that dies into just a thin film with a small ring around the edges. Taste is full of dark, succulent chocolate with some bitterness. Tastes like Dove dark chocolate with a hint of mint. Some hop character comes through as it warms but is definitely a secondary flavor. Some noticeable alcohol warming, that is bordering on being hot. Definitely warming up my ear holes. Overall, very good, but could tone down the booze as a first step.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
novice101 (308) - - APR 21, 2014
This is the weirdest stout Ive tasted. Its almost an imperial black IPA, loads of malts and caramel sweetness which then turns into a hop bomb.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4118) - Connecticut, USA - APR 15, 2014
12oz bottle in a teku. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted and chocolate malts, floral hops, and light dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. A pretty good beer but not the best of the style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MHOSKINS (75) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2014
An interesting stout that grows on you sip by sip. A lot going on here rolled into one very good package. Hides the ABV well. Enjoy! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (2682) - California, USA - APR 5, 2014
5 apr 2014, bottle. Black with thick frothy head. Surprisingly, nose is big grapefruit hops. Thin/med body and moderately fizzy. Some mild hops at the front but more chocolate and burnt toast crust in the middle. This is overshadowed by a big grapefruit citrus finish. Really good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMickRock (4) - - MAR 31, 2014 does not count
Like this one, a roasted chocolate and coffee nose, pour is black with brown head. Hints of bitterness on sip, with a nutty, roasted shot. Coffee aftertaste lingers nicely. 9% helps out. Goodnight!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3957) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Draft: Pours black....with a dark tan head. Chocolate, cream, herbal hop aroma. Taste is sweet, chocolate roast, coffee.. Like a big, black, IPA...spicy herbal hopping.... Really good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (2188) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Thanks, Kyle, for giving me a bottle - @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Good malt aromas. Opaque very dark brown color, brown head that takes 5 minutes to drop to a head cover, heavy streaks of lace. This is a big brew - taste is bitter roasted malt that has sweet overtones, moving without incident through the palate to a lingering bittersweet finish. A solid brew.


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