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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Raised in an almost cruel state of total darkness, our Black Strap Stout delights in being the complete opposite of a light beer. This one has full-flavor, full-depth, full-life, and of course full-carb. See it brought squinting into the light for the very first time in your glass. The humane thing to do is finish the pint before the protective head burns off.

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3.7
john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2017
Keg Half Pint at Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico, London in Nov 2011 - Opaque Black in colour. Very Malty; roasty/burnt malts, espresso coffee, dark chocolate, caramel. Hoppy; piney resinous hops. Fruity; some citrus fruit. Sweet roast malty balanced by fruity hop bitterness. Dry roasty malt finish. Nice Stout! (2011-11-12)

3.1
books_n_brews (162) - Baltimore-ish, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2016
Pitch dark pour with thin tan head. Muddled roasty aroma. Taste is roasty. Slightly spicy. But all the other flavors are lost in the roast

2.5
jsporrer (1028) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Pours pitch black with thin tan head. Nice body but a little thin for a stout. Not very oily. Aroma is of a nice roasted malt. Taste was a little harsh, dry and flat. Roasted a little too much. The other flavors didn’t pop out or linger. Not as good as I had hoped for but still better than others I have had.

3.5
williamstome (1876) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Pitch black, brown head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, molasses and wood. Flavor is very roasty, with notes of chocolate, molasses and smoke.

3.5
nuplastikk (6289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Tap at East End. Massive rusty beige head on top of a black body. Big roasty chocolate tones. Rich and sweet, solid Stout. Velvety. Big flavors.

3.9
conway (2210) - - NOV 28, 2014
On cask. Dark cola with a thin frothy tan head. Lots of roast, char, chocolate and dark fruit. Nice rich mouthfeel. Great balance. Excellent.

3.8
dwm1034 (784) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2014
DRAis FT at Proper Pizza in P’burgh....pours black with thin head. Initial taste dark roasted malt, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and black strap molasses....moves quickly to bring out more sweet chocolate and less bitterness....then it gets really good...this is an excellent stout.

3.8
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Served on-tap at Al’s of Hampden into a nonic pint.

A - Pours jet black with a small half finger tall khaki colored head, dissipating down to almost nothing at all, leaving light lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of dark roasted malt, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and black strap molasses. Not as sweet as I was expecting for a molasses stout, mostly just dark roast. Nothing really mind blowing here.

T - Starts off with some mild burnt molasses sweetness quickly giving way to a mix of dark roasted malt, coffee, and light chocolate sweetness. I really wish this one wasn’t so thin and watery, it really brings it down. The finish is lots of dark roast, lingering for some time. I enjoyed it but I have had much better.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. This one has a pretty thin, almost watery, feel with tons of dark roast lingering in the finish for some time.

O - I enjoyed this one but it really didn’t blow me away. The flavors, while tasting perfectly fine, left me wanting a bit more and the overall thin feel didn’t help matters much.

4
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - MAY 25, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-31-12 - Served in 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a black beer with a nice one finger brown head. The head faded relatively fast giving way to a very light amount of lacing. Smell – The aromas were of a bitter sweet chocolate with some roasted coffee and nut. Taste – While the chocolate was heavy in the nose, it was not as heavily present in the taste. The taste was largely dominated by the roasted malt and coffee flavors giving a somewhat bitter-sweet taste to the brew. Mouthfeel – A slightly above average thickness in body and a more mild level of carbonation lend to on very easy drinking smooth stout which complements the flavors and style quite well. Overall - It is a easy to drink stout with a very nice taste, smell, and feel.

3.2
Enwiebe (318) - - MAR 30, 2014
4/30/14. Draft at Beer Market. Poured pitch black with minimal head. Thinner style stout but nice molasses and other minerally notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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