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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Stouts have a rich, deep and dark history dating back over 400 years in Europe as a strong porter. Well, forget all that. Yes this stout is classically dark, but close your eyes and take a sip. Youll likely be surprised by how easy it is on the palate with notes of caramel, chocolate and roasted coffee driven by a wonderfully nuanced blend of dark crystal, black, roasted and chocolate malt.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (5237) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2016
TGG, Seattle. Nitro. Creamy light tan head, dark black body. Pretty. Balanced roast nose, sweet clean body with nice dark roast malts. Touch of syrup, mild body but balanced and tasty. Cool and clean.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zoucrew102 (1550) - - DEC 27, 2016
500ml bottle. Rich roasted malt aroma with notes of chocolate, caramel, and light coffee notes. Pours black with one finger of light brown head that has excellent retention and some lacing. Starts with rich roasted malt and sweet caramel malt flavors as well as a rich full body and silky smooth mouthfeel. Finishes smooth and dry with dark chocolate and some roast coffee notes that linger on the palate. Excellent, flavorful stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (7466) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2016
Bottle (Oct 26 bottling). Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is opaque black (flashlight tested). Aroma is moderately malty (roasted/burnt grain, coffee, dark chocolate), lightly hoppy (grapefruit), with light notes of blackcurrant/blackberry. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/oily/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Surprisingly nice. Total opacity on first pour and a lasting head gets an easy 5 for appearance, and the aroma leans to the roasty side and offers some dark berry notes too...not all that complex, but definitely pleasant (and thankfully not so one-dimensionally chocolatey like so many stouts/porters these days). Likewise the flavor balance is good, although the mouthfeel is a tad limp and watery for this sorta thing. Its stuck in between a quaffing stout (too much booze, bit too sweet) and a rich sipping stout (too watery/thin, not quite sweet enough) and sadly doesnt satisfy the needs of either...that is perhaps its biggest fault. Darn close to being great though.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (4015) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 17, 2016
On Tap milk chocolate brown. Thin but dense creamy nitro head. Light roast armas and flavors. Tootsie rolls and chocolate. Light bodied and appropriate bitterness. Surprised at the ABV. Doesnt feel that big.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ibrubeer (322) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 28, 2016
On tap @ PreFunk BOI. Nice roasty aroma, despite being nitro. Jet black color with a thick dense head, beautiful tan. Flavor is delicious, roast perfectly matched with bitterness. Nice aftertaste. Creamy mouthfeel (nitro). Overall, a great nitro stout!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (6544) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 21, 2016
On nitro tap at bier thirty. Pours out dark brown almost black topped with a creamy tan head. Nose is nice dark chocolate rich roast malts some coffee and leafy hops..taste is more of the nice roast malt dark chocolate bitterness some coffee.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (5025) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 19, 2016
This was a draft pour at Harveys City Grill, a local restaurant in Ashland, Oregon. Pours inky s black with a good sized tan head. Nose of chocolate and coffee Medium body. Flavor is chocolate coffee and the finish is dry and earthy. Really good.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14473) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours black with a tan head. Mild chocolate aroma. Flavor is a bit like milky chocolate with some earthiness thats likely coffee. Not dry, but makes me think it wants to be. Not bitter. Dark malt. Chocolate. Coffee notes. Smooth and delicious. Doesnt work well with pretzels, but otherwise very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9537) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 8, 2016
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours Black with a thick tan head and a chocolate and coffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied roasted malt flavor with some chocolate and a lot of coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
blueshockey24 (514) - Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2016
Draft. Pours jet black with usual creamy tan nitro head. Aroma is chocolate malt. Taste is sweet creamy chocolate with s bitter chocolate hop finish. Pretty good.


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