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RATINGS: 1550   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
Bottle, pours a nice dark black with a light tan head. smells of coffee and chocolate, taste is smooth. A med body and a nice finsh. good offering

3.9
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 16, 2011
12oz bottle. Very dark pour, as black as it gets, coffee color head. Aromas are bold and potent, cocoa and coffee, more like a black coffee. Palate follows very well, its so smooth hiding the abv very well. Coffee dominates the finish, it’s quite the great stout for being so accessable. Very well done!

4.1
Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - NOV 16, 2011
pours with a huge dark tan head if you do it right/wrong. aroma is stouty, not too overwhelming but there. flavor is dark chocolate, very roasty, coffee notes, sweetish on the tongue with a dry lingering finish. very very balanced, very well done to style. works like an imperial stout should, very reminiscent of old rasputin, i’d like to A/B these two. This is rated very highly, and while this might not be super overwhelming or huge it is extremely well done and is an excellent example of an impy stout. in that regard, this deserves its 99% style rating. also, its available at my local fresh and easy market for 8.99 a 4 pack. great value!

4.2
TheGB (578) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Pours black with a dense 1/4" head. Aroma of malt, coffee, chocolate and a little anise. Full bodied with a delicious stout taste, that is big, but I think balances everything nicely.

3.9
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Cold 22oz bottle: Pours an opaque, dark brown color with a small, persistent tan head that leaves some lacing behind. Aroma is of roasted malts with some cherries and grass. Taste is of roasted malts blended with chocolate and grassy hops. Full bodied and smooth, with good carbonation. Ending is of bitter coffee with some caramel and alcohol notes.

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pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Bottle pours pitch black with foamy tan head. Extremely creamy, smooth, thick body. Aromas of roast, chocolate, earth. Moderate bitterness is offset by sweetness. Like drinking a milk-shake. Very nice.

3.6
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2011
On tap at bier markt, poor pour and the taste is burnt and good not a bad stout but not stand outish

3.8
onceblind (9676) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Pitch black with a thin tan head that leaves a nice cap with good lacing. Aroma of roasty earthy chocolate, a touch of molasses, and grainy roasted black malt. Nice full flavor with a great linger, not astringent, leaves pleasant off-dry texture that makes you want more. Roasty flavor full of dark malts, some bakers chocolate, though not as sweet...a touch of black licorice and a hint of molasses, finishing on grainy dark black malts tone. Has a little too much of that ’black malt’ taste, not enough chocolate tones or sweetness for my liking. That said, this is an incredibly made stout with huge body and great complexity.

4.3
Rasmus40 (20649) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2011
Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, burnt and a little alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. Oily and smooth. 081111

3.7
Koelschtrinker (20399) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 8, 2011
Cremig malziger Antrunk. Nussige und feine Röstaromen sind bereits von Beginn an vorhanden. Das Aroma bleibt durchweg intensiv, der Geschmack vollmundig. Dabei variiert die Süße etwas, die Röstigkeit geht zugunsten einer aromatischen Bitterschokoladennoten zurück. Geringe Bananigkeit. Super! 7/12/12/11/10/12


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