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RATINGS: 746   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Dry and surprisingly light-bodied. Malty sweetness and caramel flavors shift to distinctive dry-roasted malt notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (3450) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Pours thick and dark brown, not at all transparent. Rather full-headed, with a brown head. Carbonation disappears quickly. It really is shockingly light for being a stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GandGKevin (917) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Hop and dark chocolate aromas. Flavors of chocolate covered hops. Overall a pretty impressive stout.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmikolich (1427) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Bottle from Rozis, pour is a black with brown head light hop nose with plenty of roasty taste, bottle was frozen and thawed but still is carbonated not bad but not 8.99 a bottle tood

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTCruiser01 (105) - California, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Black with a tannish brown small head that fades quickly. Aroma is a combination of a big roastiness balanced by a sweeter sugary chocolate. There is also a little smokiness and a decent amount of tart cherry in the smell. Flavor starts with a big deep roasted malt that goes quickly past a sweetness in the middle to a powerful sour-tart sweetness. A bit overpowering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 10/3/2011. 2011 22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip. Black Sun Stout is a deep ebony color with a small tan head that fades to a few wispy islands after a minute, leaving no real lace. The aroma is full of rich dark chocolate and chocolate malt, roast coffee, roasted malt, a bit of anise, and some soft spicy pine in the background. The flavor starts with a blast of dark roasted malt, dark burnt chocolate, and roast espresso. The flavor maintains and a creamy milkiness comes in midway, before a now faded level of citrus and pine hops. The finish is somewhat sweet, with chocolate flavors dominating, but with some citrusy hops also present. It is tough to believe that this is 5.25% ABV, as this drinks much bigger. A rich, smooth, milky, creamy mouthfeel is very impressive. Slightly sticky on the lips. The remaining hops create some salivation and a light spicy prickle on the tongue. Especially compared to some of the more popular beers in the style (Guinness), this drinks bigger, has a bolder flavor, and is just better overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2012
I picked up on a lot of tangerines and milk. This is the most unusual and interesting stout I’ve had in a while. It’s really light bodied, easy to drink, and surprisingly black, despite the light flavor and texture. If you drank it without seeing it, you’d never guess that (1) it is so dark and (2) it’s a stout. Really good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
toby00777 (135) - California, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Poured deep black color with a brown head that left excellant lacing. Smell is piney hops come right through, paired with some roastiness and cocoa. Taste of coffee and cocoa paired with a wonderful piney hoppyness. Mouthfeel had medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2408) - Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2012
22 ounce bottle into pint glass; no bottle dating but it is from this year. Pours a clear very dark brown color with a nice 2-3 finger fairly dense tan head with great retention that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some nice spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big roasted malt, toast, chocolate, biscuit, coffee, pine, and herbal hops. Nice aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of chocolate, toast, roasted malt, caramel, coffee, herbal hops, pine, biscuit, and a touch of molasses. Good amount of herbal/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, coffee, caramel, herbal hops, and pine on the finish for a while. Good hop to roasted malt flavor balance. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming after the finish. Overall this is a very nice and interesting dry stout style. Definitely a bit off the wall with the hoppy flavors; but it is nicely balanced and still has a good roasted character. Enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hamilton23 (603) - Alpine, California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Poured from 22oz bottle. Pours nearly black with loads of creamy tan head. Aroma is some light coffee and cocoa. Taste is just a touch of coffee and some smoke and roasted malts. Very mellow and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (2827) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2012
2010 bottle that’s been aging in the cellar. Black liquorice, dark chocolate, prune aroma. Black with a small brown head. Dark roasted coffee, wood, charcoal, bitter orange peel hops flavor. Body was a tad on the light side, dry finish.

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