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RATINGS: 963   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Barley, wheat, rye and oats provide the foundation for this big stout. Layers of complex flavors slowly emerge from the glass: espresso, roasted fig, creme brulee. Belgian yeast provides a plum-like fruitiness, noble German hops reveal spicy, herbal notes, while the rich, velvety mouthfeel mellows to a dry, smoky finish. Such a robust beer stands well by itself, but also makes a wonderful end-note to any rich, indulgent meal. Discover the secret of combining this roasty ale to sweets, by pairing with dark chocolate or caramel, or even by pouring it over ice cream.

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3.8
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Dark opaque beer with a nice sized khaki colored head, especially considering the abv. Aroma of dark fruits, minerals, and light smoky notes. Light roast, some slightly sweet black cherry notes, bitter chocolates. A hint of alcohol warmth in the finish.

4.6
jkbachman (181) - - DEC 31, 2012
Roasted coffee, chocolate, and dark pit fruit esters present. Moderate hop aroma, but balanced well with fruity Belgian type esters. Finishes very smooth. A very good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
drostj (113) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle. Rich, smoky sweet aroma. Pours dark black with a rich, creamy tan head. Tastes of sweet roasted malt, dark coffee, with a slightly tangy and spicy finish. Full, slightly effervescent feel in the mouth with a nice dry finish. Definitely holds up to the name Stout.

4.6
petergaynor (137) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours jet black with a thick but dissapating coffee head. On the nose there are plenty of burnt malts with a decent offering of espresso. Taste us very bitter with a distinct belgian fruit yeastiness with heaps of spice and raisin. Smoked malts coming through strongly on the back of the palate

4
hoffrobert (178) - Indiana, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Beautiful opaque black with little carbonation. Aroma is chocolate but taste is more oats, nuts and dark fruits. Smooth drinking considering alcohol content.

3.9
thedm (6176) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 27, 2012
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized brown colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque dark brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The mild aroma was brown malt. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish with a strong coffee aftertaste. The strong flavor contained notes of coffee chocolate brown malt and dark malt. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.

4
Thisis12ptfont (1191) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bubbly carbonation on the nose with some faint cocoa. Solid black with a thin foam. High carbonation upfront which then reveals a plethora of raisins, molasses, chocolate, oats and toffee notes. Some raspberry, caramel and vanilla characteristics are subtle in the back along with a huge alcohol burn on the finish. Overall, this is very rich and decadent brew boasting complex flavors. I’d give this an A+ rating.

3.2
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2012
12oz bottle, thanks to my parents. Black color, medium brown head, half finger thick. Good thick lace. Chocolatey nose. Very spicy flavor, some dark fruit, light bitter. Very spicy taste. Bigger body, very smooth texture, more dry finish, but long spicy aftertaste. Interesting and smooth, but overly spicy to really be enjoyable. Washes out any hint of stout roastiness.

3.1
DYCSoccer17 (3695) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 25, 2012
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. The aroma has some pimento olives, and a bit of burnt roastiness. Not much else in the nose. Lacking sweetness or complexity. A little metallic. Mostly opaque dark mahogany body with a large, foamy, light brown head present. Starts with a lot of prickly carbonation, before this becomes a little sweet, and kind of vinous in the middle. Becomes very burnt, roasted, with some chocolatey ashiness late. Pretty dry finish. Light yeast esters late. Seems a little muddled.

4.7
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Thick and black with a thick tan head that stays around til the end. Big flavors--coffee, smoke, spices, and brown sugar with mild acidity.


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