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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Full bodied and slightly creamy due to an addition of oatmeal. Dry hopped with Challenger hops."

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3.2
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 08/26/2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade

black, big brown head, rich roasted aroma with a touch of sweetness, smooth creamy robust velvet body, light roasted malt flavor, hint of sweet fruithidden by the roasted malts,smooth and roasty, nice bitter finish, a wonderful rich balanced stout

Aroma: 9/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Score: *4
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4.1
DocLock (10702) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2004
Thanks to BBB63 for this. Pours obsidian, with a massive dark brown, creamy head. Aroma of dark malt, fruit, chocoff, prunes. Tastes malty, with a big chocoff flavor, as well as some cognac, cherries, milk stouty sourness, and wood-barrel spirits, including bourbon and cognac. Medium to slightly firm palate, but not quite as bold as an Impy stout. I call this one the little brother of Stone RIS 2002. Very nice. Buckeye makes some great beers.

3.8
alexsdad06 (10431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2008
22 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown/black with a large tan head that collapses to a lasting 1mm layer. The aroma is creamy chocolate with a nice roast as well. The flavor is roasted malt, chocolate (although not as much as the nose would indicate), and a nice bitterness in the finish. This is smooth from start to finish. Medium bodied. A nice offering from Buckeye.

3.7
phaleslu (10271) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2011
22 oz. bottle from Root Cellar in Cincinnati. I brought it to the Big Black Beer Bash 2011. Pours a deep, dark brown color with minimal visible carbonation and a tiny tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malts, some coffee, and earth- basic but really nice. Same goes for the flavor, featuring dark chocolate, roasted caramel malts, coffee, earth and some toast. Medium-bodied, with mild carbonation and a roasty mouthfeel. Nothing in particular stands out about this one, but that’s fine because it’s just a well-done foreign stout.

2.5
MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2011
My Bottom Line:
Roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate seem to be drowning in a picklish flavor which must be the result of a slowly developing infection.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy veil of foam tops the brownish black.
-Expansive carbonation might also be a result of this rising infection.
-The body was strangely thin.
-This is the first time I get a bad Buckeye bottle. Their beers are so wonderful that this experience won’t stop me from getting more of their brews, if I can get some, that is...

Bottle.

4.1
3fourths (9347) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2004
RBSG 2004. Black appearance. Black licorice nose, smoked malts, dark brown head on this one. Sharp nose... smoky chocolate malts in the nose, similar malts int he flavor and a small alcohol bite in the finish. Very good stuff.

2.4
nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2011
22oz bottle pours a watery, opaque black with some clumping beige head. Nose is chalky, dark chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, malts, bread, more chalk. Medium bodied, chalky finish. Very heavy carbonation detracts from the experience as well.

3.5
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2011
22. Thanks, Mike! Pours jet black with a dense and rather fizzy burnt tan head. Not much lace. Big roasty dry nose, a little chalky and maybe a bit milk sour but not much. More on the dry english porter side of foreign stout and less on the hoppy side. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Roast, chalk, a bit of coffee, and some milky sourness on the mid palate. Mild chocolatey finish. Nice solid stout.

4
JaBier (7973) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2008
Sampled at the stout tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 10/13/08. Pours pitch black with a huge head. Strong coffee aroma with some malty quality. Flavor is an excellent dry balance with a coffee/chocolate finish. Wonderful stout. Between this and the 76 IPA, these guys are definitely an underrated brewery.

3.9
PorterPounder (7970) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Independence, Oh. - Discount Drug Mart - 22 oz bomber. Pours a tar black with a deep, dark, mocha colored head that coats the glass with nice lacing. Pleasant aroma with some coffee accents, dried fruit and chicory. Flavor has a nice dry and roasted presence to it with some day old coffee notes, some chicory, a bit of licorice and some prune-like fruitiness in the back end. Mouthfeel is dry and rich - just right for the style. Pleasantly surprised. Served as a good nightcap.


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