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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Creamy and substantial, this brew is bursting with the flavor of dark roasted grains. Oats add a soft velvety texture that blends well with the distinct malty flavor.

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3.2
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a dark brown/black color with a one finger brown head. The aroma was roasted malt, coffee and some oatmeal. The flavor was a little sweet, with oatmeal being dominate. The body was a little thin, but this was a decent brew.

2.8
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2008
This poured black in color with a thin brown head. The nose was quite roasted with strong roasted coffee aromas followed by roasted malt and a bit of sweet oatmeal toward the end. In the mouth this was simple and once again showed the roasted flavors from the nose along with sweet dark fruit. The palate was on the thin side and lacked the power I wanted.

3.5
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2008
Dark black with ruby highlights and a finger of nice tan head. Coffee and chocolate aroma. Taste is bitter roasted malt and harsh green coffee bites. Nice but I don’t think this is a sweet stout.

2.7
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2008
on tap-pours a thin brown head and black color. Aroma is roasty dark malt-cocoa/molasses. Taste is roasty dark malt/oat-cocoa/molasses, hint of hops. Full body.

2
markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Weak in the small amount of aroma that I could smell. It had bite, hops, water, and notes of dark chocolate. I did not like this beer.

3.4
decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2007
On tap. A coffee malty aroma. A dark deep almost black pour. A sweet stout that was very dry to me. with a good bitter and a flavor of chocolate. A solid palate with good carbonation and mouthfeel. A solid stout but I didn’t get the sweet.

3.2
TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2007
On tap at the Knoxville Brewers Jam. Pours totally black with a small tan head. Pretty dry for a sweet stout, or so i thought. Some chocolate and coffee notes along with roasted malt. Not great, but the best of the lot I had from downtowin grill.

3.7
nearbeer (5421) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2009 Draft. Opaque black with a medium and lasting head. Aroma is peppery, woody, and metallic coffee. Flavor is coffee, charred wood with slight smoke, peppery metallic molasses and marshmallow. Palate is medium bodied, slightly watery and smooth. Dryish finish. Hops seem to dominate the malt a bit much, but a good beer nonetheless.

3.5
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: July 26, 2003
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Nashville
Appearance: black, big tan head
Aroma: rich roasted malt aroma
Body: velvet smooth body
Flavor: lots of roasted flavor, touch of malt bitterness in the finish

Date: December 04, 2004
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Score: ii to iii
Appearance: black, thin tan head
Body: body has a creamy texture
Flavor: big rich malt flavor, lots of roasted and chocolate, light bitterness, very rich

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Score: **4

The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

3.5
Braincage1 (147) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2007
My favorite from their location in Knoxville. Pours a dark, dark brown with a tan head. Taste is a complex blend of roasted coffee, grains and some sweetness. Very nice.


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