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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rich aroma of bittersweet chocolate and chocolate covered popcorn. Flavors of coffee, dark chocolate, and baked bread with the slightest hint of spice from the hops.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2014
[Tap] Opaque dark brown colored pour. Thin brown head on top. Roasted aroma includes hints of cocoa and anise. Flavors of chocolate, mocha, lighter coffee, molasses and earthy notes. Medium bodied. Lingering roasted malts and leather in the finish. A decent beer.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (7861) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Sampled at GABF 2015 with Paul and Moreau. Pours a deep brown body with tan head. Aroma is essentially roast. Mouthfeel is light bodied with notes of sweet sugar, thin roast, light grain and soft round malt.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Draft at brewery. Near black with a thin beige head. Very nice aroma. Great coffee and dark malty. Chocolate. A light fruitiness. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (3686) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 1, 2015
Draught. Thin black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate malt. Flavour is creamy vanilla malt, coffee and a little smoke, long dry smoky finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zymurgeist2 (2003) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Draught at Ale Arsenal. Moderate high roast and a little meaty. Clear brown with ivory head. Thinnish mouthfeel and roasty. Cola aspects as well. Moderate low bittering. Not very interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (12533) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
[2/15/15] Draught at Cellarmaker in San Francisco. Black. Roasty aroma with coffee. Bittersweet roasty flavor with some coffee and a bit of chocolate. Medium-bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9552) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 31, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. Pours near black with a thick tan head and a chocolate aroma. There is a medium-bodied chocolate and roasted malt flavor with a dry finish. A little coffee too.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5188) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2015
On tap at Monks Kettle, SF. Almost black, beige head. Rich chocolate, roasted coffee, hints of tart fruit. Well-balanced flavours, dry roast countering sweeter chocolate malts. A bit light body, but good overall.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Getbetter (1033) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - DEC 26, 2014
From a tap at the brewery. The pour is a very dark red with an minimum white head. Theres slight silk texture, rasin, roasty malt. I like it .

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10757) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Should have known by the time I got to this that they know what theyre doing with the low abv stuff. Delicate balance is well done bewtween light chocolate and roasted malt and even lighter tones of toffee, coffee and hops. Well done!"


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