RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
This opaque black stout has plenty of roasted malts to keep the chill away. Medium-bodied and moderately hopped, this beer has hints of coffee and earthy flavors. At 5.5%, there may just well be some devout followers of this one! A tip of the hat to Richard Grant, our Assistant Brewer for coming up with this tasty treat.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2011
black, fluffy tan quickly disappearing head, very lacy. a good looking brew. nose of chocolate malt and bitter coffee. flavor of bitter coffee, with chocolate undertones. full bodied, bitter finish. a breakfast treat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2010
on tap at FS. pours black with tan head. nose is malty, chocolatey. flavors of chocolate, rather bread doughy, raisin, thin body with low carbonation. poor mouth feel for an oatmeal stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pittsburghkid (8) - VALPARAISO, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2010 does not count
Probably not fair to rate just after I have had speedway and stones this weekend. Flavor was watery and weak but with a 5.5 alco content I guess it wasnt meant to compare. Nice smooth taste with little after taste, but lacking in complex flavor. Tasted more like a subtle smoked porter then a stout. It was a good lunch beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (7705) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Sample at Flossmoor. Pours darkest brown with a big tan head. Roasty malt nose with a bit of chocolate and coffee dryness. Roasty chocolate flavor up front with a dry coffee finish. Very dry and appropriate for this time of year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Had this one on draught at the brewpub in Floosmoor, Illinois. Oily black pour with a thick, foamy medium brown head, chocolate malty nose. Flavor is complex with notes of cherry, nuttiness, and smoke. Drinkable, dry finish. A decent stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Black, brown head. Roasty aroma, chocolate. Taste is chocolate, nice oatmeal body, roasty bitter astringency.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and a touch of hops. Nice creamy flavor, decent stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2009
A -Smells of oats, roast, chocolate A - Black into imperial pint @ the station. No surprises. F - Bunkers side of sport peppers wrecked my palate. Does not go well with spiciness. Weirdo. Oats and chocolate sweetness. Mild hoppiness P - Slick and creamy. If those 2 go together. O - Pretty decent. Not the greatest stout. But a nice offering. Personally awaiting the return of Iron Horse. WHY WONT THEY ERASE IT FROM THE CHALK BOARD! SOLD OUT doesnt make much sense if youre never going to brew it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBunker (965) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2009
On tap at Flossmoor Station. Pours black with a foamy tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, oat, dried fruit, and malt. Taste is of malt, oatmeal, dried fruit, chocolate, and coffee. Has a very dry malt base. There is also a very nice hop character to it. I was surprised that such a very earthy, grassy hop flavor managed to make it through all the oat and chocolate. Mouthfeel was medium, and it drank very easy. Yeah, I could session it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (10201) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2009
Tap at Flossmoor. Jet black pour. Tan head. Burnt nose, semi-metallic taste. A little creamy. Some caramel. Maybe a little meat and smoke in the taste.

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