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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
SEDUCTIVELY SMOOTH Our brewers have poured their hearts and roasted malts into this rich, slightly sweet stout. Luscious notes of coffee and chocolate accent the smooth, creamy mouth feel. We will not apologize for any amorous affairs resulting from the consumption of this beverage

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2004
Pours a deep mahogany (appears black in the absence of light) with a medium tan, sufficiently bubbly head. Not much to the aroma; light dustings of roasted nuts and malts. Hints of chocolate and coffee in the flavor. It was very smooth and drinkable, which is a plus. However, overall it was pretty bland and uninteresting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2004
When the bottle was opened, the foam began. It poured out and didn't stop going for at least two minutes. Color is deep brown with some ruby highlights, and the head is surprisingly sparse, given that the beer basically jumped out of the bottle . . . Aroma has some coffee and mild caramel/toffee tones. Flavor is fairly gentle, with some strong coffee and mild chocolate in there. The flavor is fairly nice, but there's an aftertaste that sneaks up on you after the swallow. The aftertaste is metallic and chemical-y. It detracts from, but does not destroy, the enjoyment of the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2004
Let me begin by saying that this beer was carbonated. Really carbonated. Sure it started coming out of the bottle when I opened it, but it kept coming out. I held the bottle over the glass for at least 2 minutes while it foamed over the side of the bottle into the glass. Once I was finally able to pour, I found a nice black body with just a touch of red. Aroma is bittersweet chocolate, some coffee. Taste is chocolate complemented by coffee, finishing roasty mocha. Medium body. A simple beer, but a tasty one for certain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2004
Pours almost black with a thin biege head. Aroma is odd. It's a little like latex paint. Otherwise there's roasted coffee and chocolate on the nose. Medium bodied mouthfeel. A little sweet and bitter and mildy roasted. Still has a hint of latex paint on the tongue. I don't know about this one. It wasn't bad, but the latex paint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2004
Deep dark black body, huge rocky tan head that lasts and lasts. Lite bitter coffee/ roasted malt nose. Aroma is somewhat blocked by the head. Bitter sweet dark chocolate/coffee flavors are a bit lite. A hair thin on the body, but drinkable and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9675) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2004
This is a good stout. The oysters don't seem to do anything for my wife's libido, but I can definitely taste the qualities that they impart to the beer. Slight sediment is present at the end of the pint. The beer is full-bodied, malty, and has a nice hop presence. I tasted roasty, slight smokey, and slight mineral flavors. The finish is smooth and slightly sweet. A very interesting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2004
Pours very dark with a think medium brown head. Smooth body and roasted malt flavors with some chocolate and a bit of sourness. A little thinner than expected, sweet and subtle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2004
Pitch black ale with burnt orange highlights. Huge, rocky, beige head. Very good retention with ink-blot lacing. Lots of floaters in this bottle-conditioned brew. The aroma is of milk chocolate with some very light coffee and woodsy notes. The flavor is bitter and burnt from start to finish. Perfectly balanced and chocolatey, but fairly thin. Light-bodied with a resiny mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Short, burnt, dry finish. I dig this one, although it seems like more of a dry stout than a sweet stout. Brewer's call, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6543) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2004
Bottle: Deep brown with tan creamy head which produce excellent lacing. The aroma hints of fruit (current, plum, and orange), caramelized malts, milk chocolate, aromatic hops, seasalt, grains and earth, and a touch of java. The taste was interesting to say the least. Starts sweet and creamy but then a dose of lactic sourness and hoppy bitterness is detected. A fruity undertone, coffee bite, and a salty character shows more upon the finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy but still lacks the body I expected, a touch astringent as well. This is a love or hate it beer, not a normal sweet stout. I found the fruity and acidic nature refreshing but it does detract from the mocha and coffee flavors. Try it and see what you think.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2004
very subtle aroma but then, I don't have a great sniffer. Great head(that's not just the beer talking either.) Sweet roasted malt taste with just a hint of hoppiness present. Not he tastiest stout I've had but very drinkable

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