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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 aren’t a fan of bridges, there’s always the canoe.

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3.8
Drake (13737) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2015
12 ounce can courtesy of TheHOFF! Clear dark brown, large creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of nuts, grain, roast, chocolate, earthy hops. The taste is chocolate, roasted malt, caramel. Medium bodied, strong lingering bitterness. Nice.

3.7
BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Tap at the brewpub. Very dark brown pour with a small tan head. Lots of roasty malts and some chocolate. Smooth and delicious!

3.7
portableparty (2350) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Can to glass. Pours black brown with a tight khaki foamy head. Aroma has a good bitter pine and chocolate roasted malt. Taste has bitter pine citrus hops chocolate roasted malt. Palate is medium slick chalky and dry. Very well put together.

3.7
arminjewell (9661) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Pour on tap at Town Hall tap, dark brownish black pour with off white lacing head, aroma brought notes of dark cocoa, roast, some caramel, grass, pine, hints of orange peel. Taste its a mix of dark chocolate, orange, pine into some spice, slight roast, coffee, finishing bitter, dry. Pretty nice.

3.7
redbeard3 (107) - - FEB 1, 2014
Poured from a can into english pint glass. Medium tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee and hints of pine and grass. I really like this beer even though it is a bit thinner than most stouts.

3.7
Nsanders (1144) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Tap at Happy Gnome. Reddish black with no head or lacing. Smoked malts, coffee, black tea, and dried leaves. Taste is mostly dry with a smokiness that lingers. Watery feel with light carbonation.

3.7
hopscotch (11101) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Can... Pours clear and brown with flashes of copper and a small, creamy, beige head. Decent retention. The aroma is simply chocolaty and nutty. Medium-bodied with tingly carbonation. The flavor is fairly sweet, presenting a malty mingling of chocolate crème and toffee. Also, there is a very nice, deep roastiness here. Finishes toasty and bittersweet. Can courtesy of Bvery!

3.7
solidfunk (8953) - 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.

3.7
nimbleprop (8382) - 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
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.


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