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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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A creamy and toasty ale, brewed with oatmeal, five malt varieties and roasted barley. Hops include a blend of Cascade, Willamette, and Tettnang hops. This lush, full stout has a rich black color and a dry finish that is smooth and gently hopped.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10011) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2003
Pours pitch black with a big, frothy, khaki-colored head. When held up to bright light, its crimson hue is revealed. Toast, espresso, dark chocolate and perfume in the aroma. Lots of roasted malt flavor. Bitter cocoa, espresso and damp wood or straw. Full-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Short, toasted, bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9642) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2004
Poured a darker black color (you could barely see through it when held to a light) with an average sized, brown head. Chocolate and coffee aroma and tastes. Oatmeal comes through lightly. Smooth, thin and lightly watery body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9350) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2007
A bit aged, 9 months past expiry. Good brown mollasses and chocolate, not too much lasting head. Smooth and drinkable with some astringency mid-sip. Toasty,variety of malts, and in the background, 3 hops. some creaminess. In the genre as St. Ambroise, though on a lesser and different plateau.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9183) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2002
Found at Jungle Jim’s in Fairlfield, OH. Almost black with no discernible head and minimal lacing. Creamy coffee aroma. Nice toasty flavor of coffee, nuts and some chocolate. Sweet and creamy finish. Rather enjoyable in my humble opinion.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shrubber85 (8787) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2007
Bottle. Light cocoa aroma. Dark black-brown color with small film of a head. Lightly sweet black coffee flavor initially with a chocolate/oatmeal finish. Moderate carbonation. A nice tasting beer - would be better with a more pronounce aroma and flavor as it came across kind of weak for me.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8499) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2003
Old and musty aroma of grass and yeast. Smooth in the mouth but with a butter candy flavor... also some pencil shaving flavor. I don't know why, it really does taste like a just-sharpened pencil smells, don't ask me why. The finish is full of smoky grass and wood.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (8421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2004
Pours deep amber/brown, with a medium white head and lace. Aroma of coffee, malt, oats, caramel. Tastes malty, with some coffee, vanilla, sweetness, and slight hops at the finish. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8199) - Tel Aviv, - DEC 28, 2007
Bottle sample at a tasting. Very dark brown to black color with a small beige head. Roasty aroma with some chocolate and a bit of coffee. Sweet and roasty flavor with a rather dry finish. Medium-bodied and very smooth. A good stout!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (7366) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 29, 2008
Bottle. Rich aroma: malt, oats, nuts, chocolate, roasted barley. Sweet and slightly acidic. Rich, smooth malt and oat taste. Sweet and creamy, with the burnt flavor kicking in a bit later and lasting a long time. Long finish of burnt wood and roasted nuts. Thick palate, creamy and smooth. Very nice all around with great balance and pretty good complexity. Slightly too sweet and acidic for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (7361) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2007
Courtesy of Quake1028. Pours fairly dark but not opaque with dark brown head. The aroma is light with a mixture of roasty malts, burnt malts, faint wood and hints of fruity esters. The taste starts roasty and chocolaty. It becomes both sweet and burnt malts by midway. Into the finish a faint spice hoppiness shows up for a moment before more chocolate malts join back in along with a mild oatmeal twang and malt roastiness.


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