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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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St. Stan’s Dark is a dark colored (20.2 SRM), top fermented beer made in the Altbier style of Dusseldorf Germany, with low carbonation and a smooth, malty medium bitter taste. The color and rich full coffee/chocolate flavors are produced from blended caramel and chocolate roasted malts. The bittering hops are Fuggles and Bullion and the aromatic hops are Cascades.

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3.4
gripweed57 (2805) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2017
From old tasting notes. Splendid deep mahogany brown color. Immense creamy tan head tops off a cascade of fine bubbles. Sweetish roasted malt aroma with hints of chocolate and cinnamon. Roasted malt coffee-like flavor with very little carbonation.mmore reminiscent of a bock than an Alt. Lacks body, though somewhat flavorful. Bittersweet hoppy finish.

3.1
slowrunner77 (12594) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
"a dark mahogony laced beer and roasted/burnt malt nose greets you...body is a little on the thin side, but ok...flavor is pretty nicely balanced, but has a slight metallic aftertaste. not bad, not great."

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mmmbeer (1428) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2008
12 oz. bottle in trade from stoutlover72- thanks! Poured very dark brown-black, light-medium carbonation, whisps for a tan head on top with slight lacing. Aroma of wood and weak coffee. Hits the mouth with a medium body, malt is presented and roasted, some grass in the middle, finish has a bittersweet feel to it.

2.4
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JAN 27, 2008
If you judged a book by it’s cover, or in this case the beer’s appearance, you’d think that you were getting one helluva beer. A beautiful pour with a dark mahogany body with cherrywood edges underneath a rich light tan head. It was a damn shame I had to smell and drink it. Aroma was barely any malts, metallic somewhat with some old wet graineyness. Thin body. Flavors of old cereal, subtle chocolate notes and club soda. Nothing tasty with this and it’s easily one of my least favorite beers from these guys to date.

3.2
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - JAN 3, 2008
12 oz. glass bottle- color of murky brown, with a medium tan head short lasting - nose of malts, dark sour cherries, and – taste of malts, dark sour cherries, and some grassy notes - body is medium, and with medium carbonation – aftertaste of malt, and some sour red fruit

2.6
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - NOV 22, 2007
Mild iced coffee and herbal nose. Looks like a brown porter with good lacing. Roasted caramel and mildly grainy on the palate.

1.1
kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: St. Stan’s Dark Alt
Date: 01/01/1995
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Sandy Springs

dark, strong hops

Aroma: 2/10; Appearance: 2/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 2/10; Overall: 5/20
Rating: 1.1/5.0
Score: 4
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3.3
DarkElf (3066) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 13, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Wine Time in La Jolla, CA) On the dollar shelf, so I’m not expecting much here, but you never know. There isn’t a whole lot of carbonation release as I open this beer, and a light-tan sheen is slow to form on the pour, but much quicker to dissipate to a small ring. The body is a very dark ruddy-brown with a slight translucence. I’m surprised at how flavorful this beer is, and that oxidation seems pretty mild. It’s malty and moderately sweet, with brown sugar and molasses. There’s plenty of mildly bitter, dark roasted malts, chocolate and coffee, more than I expected from an alt, and the rather potent smokiness in the finish is a pleasant surprise. There is an overtone of green peppers with a very slight spicy character and slightly astringent bitterness. It’s an old bottle of beer, so the moderate earthy flavor is not surprising, and is actually adds a positive note to the overall flavor. The nose is sweet, earthy and malty, with a slight smoky quality. Body is medium "plus", and despite the signs of poor carbonation, it’s gently carbonated, but not flat. All in all, a decent beer with a few minor issues from the age, but given that this is probably a few years old, I think the beer has held up remarkably well. Not bad at all, although it’s considerably different from any of the other altbiers I’ve tried. I’m cool with that though.

2.8
Odeed (1805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 8, 2005
super "dark" brown body with a nice looking 1 inch head that sat to about 1/4.not much in the way of aroma except for a bit of malt.flavor was of chocolate,malt,and soda water.i think this was beginning to go bad.

3.1
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2005
Bottle: This poured a dark ruby-brown color with a rapidly fading tan head. Not a bad brew, but it seemed quite unlike the handful of altbiers that I’ve had to date. This had a strong chocolate, coffee, and smoke aroma. Nicely carbonated, it had a roasted malt flavor supported by the same coffee, chocolate, and smoke that appeared in the aroma. The finish is oddly sticky and sweet. Alt?

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