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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This brand new, single-batch dry stout was fermented on cocoa nibs. The name honors everyones favorite gorilla that knows sign language.

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (23620) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Draft at the source. Opaque brown color, medium tan head. Aroma of burnt chocolate. Taste has roasty espresso. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (15946) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Draft at brewery. Pours dark brown/tan head. Nose and taste of cocoa nib, coffee and light roast. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (14384) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
Draft - Bitter chocolate and coffee. Jet black with a rich brown head. Chocolate and coffee, decent but pretty average.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (13303) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Draft at Brewvival 2012. Pours a very dark brown color with a thin brown head that quickly fades. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and vanilla. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, bitter hops that linger. Medium-full bodied. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12841) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Tap at the brewery. Pours opaque black with a large, creamy tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt with prunes, coffee notes, licorice and earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, leather, light hops and medium bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12347) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2014
@RBWG-A-on tap-brown-black. A-roasty/chicory/cocoa-dk malt. T-rye/roasty/chicory/cocoa-dk malt, hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (11017) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours a near black with an earthy brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a bit of coffee and bitter chocolate but is mainly dark grains and bread. Flavor is full of bitter chocolate with a backbone of earthy dark grains.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10584) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2014
On tap @ French Broad. Pours a deep reddish appearance with a brown head. Coffee, bitter chocolate, and earth in the nose. Some anise in the flavor. Moderate bitterness. Chocolate. Fine.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
[ Tap ][ French Broad ][ 4oz ][ Taster ][ Free ][ 2/7/14 ]
>> Pours a clear, deep brown to near black with medium coffee foam. Nose is coffee, lemon, burnt sugar. Taste is lemon tart, aerated, shy. Palate is thin, lemon tart.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9936) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2014
Draft taster at the brewery during RBWG. Pours a dark brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, chocolate with a hint of coffee and some earthy bitterness to the finish. Lighter body for the style.


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