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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This rich, dark ale is brewed with nine different malts along with roasted barley. It has old-world appeal for stout overs everywhere and is distinguished by hints of coffee and cocoa.

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anders37 (26137) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2010
Growler. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small fast disappearing tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with some sweetish hints. Has a sweetish roasted malty chocolate finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.4
Travlr (24277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draft at the source. Hazy dark brown color, tan head. Aroma of roasty cocoa. Taste is coffee grounds, bitter chocolate. Decent.

3.2
fiulijn (20411) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2006
Draught at the brewpub
Black color; brownish creamy head. Gentle aroma of roasted malt. Some malt taste, sweetness, mild roasted malt. Well brewed, but the body is weak.

3.6
brokensail (16432) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 15, 2010
A: The pour is a nice dark brown with the usual creamy, off-white head from the nitro pour. S: The nose is chocolatey (primarily dark chocolate) with some hints of coffee and roasted malt. Perhaps a bit of molasses in there as well. T: The flavor is not quite as muted as you often find with beers served on nitrogen. Good roast and smooth, creamy chocolate flavor. The coffee is subtle and in the background. M: The mouthfeel is also quite creamy, though a bit watery at times. D: A nice stout from a brewery that I had never heard of/had any beers from before. I wouldn’t mind having a glass of this one again.

3.4
Ratman197 (14668) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2006
On tap @ Big Dogs poured a dark reddish black with a creamy lasting brown head. Aromas of bitter chocolate, coffee and a hint of smoke. Palate was medium bodied and creamy smooth. Flavors of bitter chocolate, coffee, roasty and a hint of smoke with a lingering bitter finish.

3.7
Tmoney99 (14365) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Draft. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt and chocolate aroma. Medium to heavy chocolate sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a very good beer that exceeded my expectations.

2.8
Dogbrick (12912) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2008
Sample at the Rancho Dr brewpub. This beer is a dark brown color with a thin and creamy beige head that dissipates steadily. Sheet of lacing. Light malt and roasted coffee aroma. Medium, smooth body with flavors of sweet malt, roasted coffee and subtle hops. The finish is watery and short with roasted malt and cocoa flavor falling off quickly. Below average overall.

2.8
jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2008
on tap-pours a nice cascading, retaining, light brown head with lots of lacing and black color. Aroma is dark malt-molasses/coffee, some acidity. Taste is dark malt-molasses/coffee, some acidity, faint hops. Smooth. Nice, but not my style.

3.4
slowrunner77 (11912) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Nitro pour at BD. Velvety but thin. Aroma of malted chocolate and roast. Flavor similar, with a touch of hops and anise. Not bad.

3.5
sebletitje (10048) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2009
Sampler at Big Dogs Brewing, Las Vegas. nitro. pours dark brown, roasted malts, with notes of cocoa. Taste had amazing roast notes, some light chocolate and traces of cocoa nibs.


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