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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
When the railroad was completed between Madison and Milwaukee in 1882, mucky soils in the glacial swamp near Lake Mills made the tracks most unsteady. A bridge-tender stood guard, 24 hours-a-day, to warn oncoming trains of the danger ahead and caution them to slow their pace. One engineer chose not to heed this warning and the locomotive lost control and tumbled off the bridge into the mud below. The train is said to be forever entombed deep in the muck along the present day Glacial Drumlin trail. We brew Down ‘n Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout thick and black like the glacial muck.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidemaster (296) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2013
Thick black color. rich pillowy head. Rich smell of coffee. It starts out with a great combination of coffee, chocolate, malts, and oatmeal. Finishes very bitter. Overall I feel it could be a top beer if it was a touch sweeter and creamier, but less bitter. The bitter finish is a bit too overpowering. Really a very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Weevo (131) - Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle pours black with dark tan head. Lots of chocolate to the nose and palate. Nice and smooth, not a lot of bitterness. Would drink another ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1458) - Iowa, USA - SEP 19, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2015 First of all. Fuck the search on rate beer. Your search sucks! I had damnbdest time finding this with case sensitive and whatnot bullshit. Now I’m pissed. This beer is dark chocolate roast richesness. Its good. F you ratebeer. Too much effort just finding this to rate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2379) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Pours a dark brown almost black like oil with similar viscosity and khaki colored head. Chocolate, and lots of it, oats, and a little roast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied and nice mouthfeel. Finishes with more chocolate and a nice balance of bitterness and sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EyeAmBaldman (461) - Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Pours black with a medium khaki head that leaves very little lacing in the glass. Aroma is dark fruit and chocolate. Taste is full of dark chocolate and a pinch of fig. Has a bitter front end on the tongue but dissipates quickly in a flourish of chocolate. This is a finely crafted stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5381) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Very dark brown color with a rich and creamy, lasting tan head. Roasted malt and dark chocolate dominate the aromas, I think that is right where it should be. Hints of oatmeal only solidify the scents. Thick and creamy feel. Hints of dark caramel in the front. Roasted malts and extra dark chocolate work their way in mid quaff. A bit meaty at time. Still a solid stout. 2/10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
twindadplus2 (652) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Bottle. Deep black with very thin tan head. Aromas of chocolate, and dark roasted chicory with a hint of vanilla. Taste is creamy chocolate and dark roasted malt. Full bodied and creamy on the palate with light carbonation. Very satisfying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ICEatALAMO (1262) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Bittle. The pour is dark with little top. The aroma is a chocolate malt bomb. The taste is just a solid stout that I could drink all day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2015
dark brown pour with a tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt. vanilla. Flavour is nice milk chocolate,sweet slick mouthfeel, very smooth chocolate and lighter roast coffee bean. Flavours and alc are well blended, the sweetness is lightly balanced by the roasted flavour and very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bagalagalaga (154) - Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2015
A little harsh aftertaste and not too thick, but pretty chocolatey. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1796) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2015
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed on my company holiday from home. Appearance is a creamy pitch black with a light tan head that laces to the glass. Aroma is rich in chocolate, lactose, light smoke, light vanilla, and oats. Taste is pretty good, chocolate, licorice, oil like consistency, doesn’t feel too rich, definitely enjoyable. Another good one from this great brewery.

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