RATINGS: 1548   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
Golden naked oats mashed with dark crystal and robust roasted malts create a luscious black brew with a satin smooth finish. Layering UK Target hops in the boil adds a pleasant, earthy complexity while higher fermentation temperatures enhance the overall flavor with fruity esters. An old-world style, done the Green Flash way. Big, bold, flavorful and complex Double Stout.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (4139) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Pours a deep brown (almost black) with a medium tan head and a nice thin lace that sticks around for the full pour. The aroma up front is raw malt like a freaking homebrew shop. This gives way to some coffee tones the likes of which remind me of walking downstairs in the morning while the coffee is brewing. There are some fruity hops in there as well. The flavor is nicely hoppy and bitter, somehow creamy, and plenty roasty. There is a good bit of mocha and plenty of piney and fruity hops. All together very pleasantly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (9423) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Pours deep black out of the bottle with nice thick tan head, lacing. Aroma is dark fruit, caramel, coffee, chocolate, and smoke. Taste is big mocha, with coffee and chocolate mixing well, with some roast, burnt caramel, roasted bitter finish. Full bodied, delicious, and cheap if you can find it!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grima (2230) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2010
1 pt. 6 FL. OZ Bottle. Colour pitch black, foam creamy, thick, flat. Smell of bitter chocolate and nougat! The beer starts very chocolaty, roasty malt aroma, little nougat and caramel in background. The finish is heavy malt, much of chocolate and nougat, dry finish. Fabulous Stout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (5568) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark, near-black body with a big, beige head. Nice. Aroma is chocolate-infused dark fruits and hints of coffee. Taste is coffee and toffee flavors, with hints of soy, coconut, berries and dark chocolate. Rich. Complex and well-made, this is a balanced stout with a lot of "new school" American stout flavors. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Bottle. I dont see any light coming through, so well call it black. Tan colored espresso foam head with a light lacing trailing down the glass. Aroma of brown sugar, almond, vanilla, and alcohol. Flavor is medium roast, milk chocolate, vanilla, oatmeal, a bit of nutiness, and a fresh ripe fruitiness. Medium to full bodied with a lively carbonation and silky smooth texture. Finishes with notes of pepper, a nice wallop of resinous Euro hops, and a mild alcohol warmth on the back of the throat. No complaints here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (11641) - Troms, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2010
Motor oil pour revealing a devil-black body. Disappearing brownish head. Spiced dark malts to the nose. Dark grainy malts in flavour nicely married with leafy hops. Warmth from the alcohol. Balanced and well bodied. Just the right drink to finish off a solid drinking week in Sheffield and London. Bottle 6 oz, shared with Finn at Cask Pub & Kitchen, London 5 Oct 10.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (6824) - Troms, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2010
Flaske 6 oz p Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico 5 Okt 10. Svart med et lite, lysebrut skum. Lakris & kaffe i aromaen. Oljeaktig konsistens. Litt mye kullsyre. Smaken svakt syrlig med innslag av lakris. En god stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (6950) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2010
1 pt. 6 fl. oz. bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 8.8%. Pitch black colour, big brown head. Nice aroma of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Rich malty flavour with roasty notes, strong coffee and dark bitter chocolate, maybe a hint of liquorice too. Bitter aftertaste. The alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2010
Bottle, beermerchants.com. Pours beautifully treacle like, thick and black, with a deep tan head. Gorgeous chocolate flavour, hops play their part and give a great bitterness in the aftertaste. Flavours of cherry, blackcurrant, coffee and treacle come in, this is possibly the best stout I have had - so much flavour - a whopper of a beer and, for me, the stout equivalent of Bear Republic Racer 5.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daleharshman (1054) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 25, 2010
22 ounce bottle purchased 16 months ago. Pours pitch black with a finger and a half of lovely mocha brown foam. Aroma of big smoky roasted malts, bacon, leather, and lighter notes of chocolate. Flavor is rich roasted malts with a hint of sweetness, creamy chocolate, some dark fruity flavors, and a hint of smoke/ash (but not as much as the nose would imply). Finish is very smooth while being lightly sweet and lightly roasty-bitter. Nicely balanced with well-hidden alcohol. Did the aging bring out the more smoky elements in the nose and taste? I dont know, but this is a really excellent stout. (453, 407)

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