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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2003
Pours with a dark brown to black body with red accents topped by a medium thick tan head with little lacing. Slightly bitter roasty malt aroma with a slight musty, grainy note. Slightly sweet but mostly bitter and roasty malt flavor with a slight hoppiness. Not at all what I expect from a quality stout. Medium to full bodied and smooth.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2003
Black colour with a light brown head. Very light roast malt aroma. Smooth mouthfeel, but watery. Creamy, light bitterness at the finish. OK.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freekyp (1839) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2003
(cask conditioned version) Big frothy white head that dd not diminish through the entire pint. Strong roast malt nose with hints of licorice. Black as night. Initial taste was moderately roastly and bitter with licorice notes lingering in finish. Very smooth.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Supaflyfresh99 (97) - E.Williston, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2002
I drank this at the vermont brew pub, and I thought it was weak and watery. Magic hat Heart of darkness is far superior.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2002

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2002
Thick black colour w/ little head & no lacing. Very nice aroma: chocolate, fruit (prunes, raisins) & . . . olives? Thick & chewy. Quite flavourful. Fruity (prunes, dates, raisins), licorice, aniseed, coffee & chocolate. A little sweet for the style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8987) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2002
Glimmering coffee beans in a mist of vaporized milk…Sweet chocolate…Nice and even…

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 24, 2001
Didn’t care for this too much at first; I would recommend you let your pint sit a couple of minutes, as the strong (and uncharacteristic) lingering bitter aftertaste smooths out a bit. A bit thin, and the strong vinous nature, though interesting, struck me as weird for a stout; is this more characteristic of Imperials? (July 01). 2nd try on Cask Xmas Eve 01. Cask version is much smoother and silker on the tongue, but also weaker on the nose and perhaps less flavorful. Marginally better this way, if you love that thick-but-silky mouthfeel that stouts can sometimes have (and I do!)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
canary dog (727) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - AUG 27, 2001
Somewhat of an unimpressive stout. Flavor was there, but little body. Too thin.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (14844) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2001
I found it pretty standard - good quality stuff with some roasty, coffee flavours. No surprises, but a good stout.


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