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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed to a smooth, chocolatey, semi-roasted ale that bridges the islands of porter and stout. And if you arenít a fan of bridges, thereís always the canoe.

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3.6
deyholla (11506) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Sampled from the tap at the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. Pours black with a dark brown head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a nice roasted malt note with some chalky dark grains and a bit of coffee. Flavor has more sweet chocolate but still mainly bitter dark grains, roasted malts and a touch of coffee.

3.5
Nuffield (4169) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2015
I just saw the can and thought it would be a type of black IPA--dark but not stout-like. Ooops, I was wrong. Smooth and moderately rich, with a prominent roasted flavor and long chocolate finish. Good stuff. Can.

4.2
Obfuscate (568) - Minneapolis, - FEB 28, 2015
Jet black, creamy tan head. Smells of roasted malt, light chocolate. Creamy and smooth with just a light bitterness. This is very good stout. The can says itís a bridge between porter and stout but to me itís a real tasty stout. The wife liked it too I will be picking up more of this.

3.9
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Can. Pours black with big mocha colored head and lacing. Nose is roast and some chocolate. Chocolate comes through more in the taste. Lasting bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.6
edgallow (4165) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 16, 2015
12oz can pours black with a off white head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and some floral. Taste is malts, coffee, grains and a hint of bitterness.

3.7
Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Can at home, after a quick day trip to Portland that broke my HOTD streak and left Luke stranded while I unsuccessfully tried to escape from the clutches of OMSI and old friends of friends. That has absolutely no bearing on this beer, and is completely irrelevant, except that this is the first beer I opened after a trip to Portland where the only beer I had was an ESB with lunch. Expectations are unrealistically high for whatever beer fills the void. Anyway, speaking of voids, this black ale pours dark, opaque, near black, with lovely foamy tan head. Aroma of bittersweet chocolate, grains, nescafe, biscuit and caramel. Taste: pleasant roast and milk chocolate; cola; moderately sweet with a light roast, minimally bitter finish. Light body, average carbonation, texture is slick and a bit thin. Overall: this is a very pleasant, satisfying simple sweet stout.

4.1
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2014
[ Can ][ 2oz ][ Tasting ][ ][ Champagne Flute ][ 12.07.14 ]
jet black, thin cream head, spotty large bubbled ring. Toasty nose, light oak and coconut, light olive. Richer flavor, anise hints early with chocolate, thick and creamy with tons of balance through rich, full end. Tons of foreign stout qualities, ultra dry.

3.7
nimbleprop (8297) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2014
12oz can pours a murky, deep brown with some creamy, off white head. Nose is solid, nutty, mild bread, toast, mild chocolate, a little roast. Flavor is strong, malt, bread, yeasty, mild soap, crackery, brown sugar. Dry finish. Solid.

3.7
solidfunk (8838) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Pretty nice beer. Toasty and musky. Pours black with good head and lacing. Medium bitter finish. Some dark chocolate. Can.

3.6
Iphonephan (6953) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
From a bottle at the DC Ratebeer event Dec. 6, 2014. Pours a clear cola brown with an ecru head. Aroma of toasted nuts. Flavors of leather and light licorice notes. Bitter roast finish.


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