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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Taking cues from old English and Irish Stouts, two brothers from the Land of 10,000 Lakes landed on their own perfect brew. The reveal? A sweet, malty roast that hints of coffee, caramel and chocolate—and finishes off clean with touches of Cascade hops.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (5178) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Black color with a thin head. Light aroma of chocolate with more moderate dank hop character. Fairly piney and dank flavor. Some citrus hops. Chalky mouthfeel. Moderately bitter. Pushing a Black IPA or Cascadian Dark definition.


3.3
Ronritter (729) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2017
12oz can brownish black pour with light tan head aroma of coffee and grass taste was lightly sweet and salty slight lingering bitter finish

3.5
PorterPounder (7970) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2017
St Paul, Mn - Wine Thief & Ale Jail - 12 oz can. Pitch black pour, mocha colored head, nice film of lace.Neutral aroma, hints of fresh lake water. Bitter flavor, day old coffee, chocolate, topsoil. Nice dry mouthfeel. Very solid stout.

3.2
eruizgarcia (340) - - APR 6, 2017
Dark pour with little head. Some coffee and chocolate as expected, but mild and not very deep or complex. Mostly sweet and a little bit watery. Pretty good, nothing special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
Drake (13737) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Minnesota Trip Beer #57. Nitro at Black Sheep Pizza, 5/8/16. Clear dark brown, medium creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of big chocolate notes. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, cherries. Medium bodied.

3.3
rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2016
12 oz can. (Super One Liquor) Baxter, MN.
Dark reddish brown color with a small to medium size light tan head. Roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, mild vanilla and some hops in the aroma. The flavor is roasted malt, strong coffee, sweetness, chocolate, nougat and some hops. The flavor is a bit too sweet and coffee-y for me. But I know there is an audience for this.

3.4
jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Keg @ Red Cow 50th. Deep brown pour with a creamy tan head. Nose is peppered chocolate and baked apple. Some anise. Flavor is has some interesting herbal accents balancing sweet chocolate and earthy, lightly acidic coffee. Supple and smooth.. Decent

3.3
Travlr (24768) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Draft at Red Cow. Clear deep maroon brown color, tan head with solid lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate. Taste is thin milk chocolate.

3.2
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2015
Decent but lots of coffee notes....i just like more chocolate flavors...ok but not a beer i would search out

2.6
Guerde (1297) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2015
(can) Pours jet black with a medium tan head. Aroma of mesquite beef jerky (the kind overladen with sugar), smoke, unwanted and misplaced pine hop, roasted malt, and kipper snacks. Pass. Flavor is less objectionable with somewhat of a semblance of an even roasted malt that teeters the edge between smooth and acrid. The misplaced and unwanted hop brightness and saltiness rears its ugly head on the finish and creates this odd effect that all but disintegrates anything redeeming about the finish. This is a beer that’s suffering an identity crisis between being a black IPA, stout, or hoppy porter, and it currently fails in successfully emulating any of them. While the White IPA from Badger Hill was magnificent, this "stout" is a stark example of a brewer regressing to its mean.

3.9
Nsanders (1144) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Growler. Near black with a medium sized light brown head. Roasted malt, salted almonds, a little coffee and leather. Taste is lightly sweet with a dry, almost salty finish. Body is heavier with an oily feel.


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