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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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Dark and full-bodied with a distinct coffee-like aroma. This stout has a rich dark malt and caramel flavor with a dry-roasted bitterness in the finish. Deep ruby to opaque black in color with a creamy tan head.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9943) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Tap at the brewpub. Very dark brown pour with a rich dense tan head. Roasted malt, hint of coffee, softer palate. Good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (3958) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 14, 2014
On tap at the source, Solid black color decent tan head. Roasty grainy earthy. Nice dry stout

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndyW68 (1497) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Black pour with light tan head. Aroma is mild coffee. Taste is sweet coffee followed by immediate bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (7289) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Sample at the brewpub on 7/3/13. Clear dark reddish brown in color with a thick beige head. Aroma of malt, roast and molasses. Malty and caramelly flavor with some chocolate before a dry, roasty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joet (2560) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 25, 2012
An overlooked gem? Not a brew by numbers beer, some smoked malt, some anise baltic porter notes and a rich creamy feel packed into a tight 3.4% body. Nice concept and execution. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3824) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted sweet malt and a hint of roasted malt. Flavor is thin, chalky and roasted/charred malt. Not too bad, I was expecting worse given prior ratings. But the palate is pretty decent with lots of charred, roasty malt. Overall, a dry stout I enjoyed. 7/4/7/4/14 (3.6/5)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7215) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2010
En ft. Verre de dgustation directement la brasserie. Arme: Odeur de caf torrfi. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Prsence dune moyen col beige mousseux et dune large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de caf torrfi avec une pointe de chocolat. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Prsence de caf torrfi en arrire got. (Rating #3170)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
italianjohn (2966) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2010
The loser of the bunch I sample ... Black pour off white head .... roasted coffee and malty aroma smells better than it tastes ..... taste of roasted malts and coffee very acidic with a bitter finish .... dark and dry but forgettable .... dont save this one for last like I did

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
auerbrau (3204) - Ithaca, New York, USA - APR 2, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. This beer was the ultimate hallmark of whats wrong with the whole lineup - too many residual fermentables. Theres a lot of raw, unfermented residual sugars. Something needs to change with the fermentation strategy here, because the beers are too sweet and have that kind of sickly, un-done character. This stout was dark black, and too chewy, oily and too sweet for something that should be "dry" and well-balanced by roasted malts. More like a still-too-sweet stout. Better with some IPA added in.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (9592) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2009
My Bottom Line:
Caramel, roasted malts and coffee allusions mostly coalesce in this humble, one-dimensional Stout.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the brown-edged blackness.
-The body of this one is pleasantly round for 3.5% abv, and it is not on nitrogen.
-The finish has roasted malts providing a tad of bitterness and some of the malts sweetness lingering.
-This is very drinkable (especially at this gravity), but it is ultimately forgettable.

On tap at the brewpub.


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