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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 49   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Plenty of rye malt gives a spicy complexity to this robust stout. Flaked barley adds a creamy mouthfeel, roasted barley and chocolate malts add complex character. Brewed with Nugget and Perle Hops. Tasty. 126 SRM.

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3.7
Mark_Eck (1998) - - AUG 12, 2017
Draft at Founders. Pours black. Aroma and taste are chocolate, coffee, and rye.

4.2
ctipping (2251) - Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Black body. Smells of rye and roasted malt. Tastes of bitter chocolate, spicy rye, toast, and then more rye. Love it. No sweetness. Aggressive rye. Medium heavy. I know this isn’t everyone’s jam, but I think it’s delicious.

3.2
SG111 (2054) - New York, USA - JUN 27, 2017
Tap at the source. Pours black, tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate lots of cold pressed coffee. Flavor is the same. Old. Pressed coffee, minimal rye, chocolate, roasty. Basically the same as the Aroma. Meh.

2.9
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2014
Tap @ Founders: Mostly black pour with khaki sheet covering the top that forms a small collar at the edges eventually. Aroma is very, very mild, making it hard to pick out specific elements. Roasted grains, some roasted barley, perhaps a hint of rye? Not much going on. Taste has lots of spicy rye notes, toasted barley & grains, mild cola, & a hint of grassy hops floating about. Finish of burnt whole wheat bread. Not bad, but just decent.

3.8
OPIE788 (336) - Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Draft at Founders. Poured black with a slight tan head. Nose was light with a bit of coffee and coco. Taste of light rye mixes with the coffee and coco and lingers for a bit. Really nice beer.

3.8
magsinva (1444) - Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Tap at the brewery - it’s cola with a dark chocolate head. Has a nice toastiness. Very dry. I mean very dry. I do get some of the rye, but it’s understated. Not a rye bomb, so to speak.

3.8
gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Had this one on draught at the tap room in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Opaque dark brown pour with a thick tan head, very dry and quite spicy. A nice change of pace!

3.8
reggiedunlop (3726) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2013
pours black with a thin tan head. aroma has some charred roastiness, light rye and faint dark chocolate. flavor steps up the dark chocolate a bit...some faint espresso...very nice rye and roasty bitterness. mouthfeel is medium and the finish is dry and roasty with light rye.

3.8
bigtaster (1033) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2013
On tap at brewery. Black beer with brown head, lots of lacing. Roasted barley on the nose. Medium body slight spice with dry finish. Roasty flavors Linger on the palate, slight cocoa flavors also.

3.4
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Draft at crunchy's. near black with a small head. Lots of malt and smokey aromas. Smooth and a bit bitter.


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