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RATINGS: 1548   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
badhack (548) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Very, very dark brown. Thick and creamy from oats. Plenty of chocolate and toast, molasses, prunes. Some yeast on the nose and a recessed hops in the aroma and taste. Very interesting profile, well balanced and delicious.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AbbeyRoade (544) - Missouri, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Alcohol definitely noticeable- like a alcohol swab, actually. Alcohol odor shines through, too. On the other hand, this black ale does still have a rather pleasant dark chocolate/coffee taste and decently smooth body. Nothing to write home about though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2012
black color, aroma of coffee, chocolate, slight dark fruits, flavors are pretty much the same, good balance between bitter coffee and sweet chocolate, very solid brew

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eManu (540) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2014
From a 33cl bottle, pours a deep black color with a nice thick tan head, leave a ring and some nice laces around. Aroma of nice dark chocolate, herbs, hops, spices. Flavors are nice dark chocolate, coffee, herbs, hops, spices, biscuits, grains, licorice. Nice medium to full body, with soft carbonation. Nice soft bitterness. With a dry yet creamy mouth feel, Great pleasant balance of flavors, warmth, nice alcohol finish. Very Pleasant.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ulrikolsen (538) - DENMARK - NOV 26, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with lazing tan head. Aroma has dark malts, dark chocolate, overripe fruits like dates, plum and vanilla and cocoa. Taste is semi-sweet malty with dark malts, roasted malt, dark chocolate, overripe fruits and vanilla and cocoa. Finish is balanced complex malty and dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
barn0216 (537) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Pitch black and a nice creamy tan head with staying power. Roast coffee aroma. A bitter stout focused on the dark roast flavors, maybe a touch of cocoa. Dry. Limited in my opinion but you will like it if coffee is your thing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gluepot (533) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
A brownish black hue with a fine tan head. The nose is very soft, featuring roasted coffee. The taste is balanced and relatively understated for an Imperial Stout. Roasted Coffee leads with some chocolate sweetness and lactic smoothness. A clean finish with a hint of bitterness. A tasty medium viscosity Imperial that is well crafted but is more understated than anticipated.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
petewhitley (531) - Nagoya, JAPAN - NOV 4, 2013
~This review was made some time ago via another application, and thus the specific details (beyond numerical scores) are no longer available~

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 15, 2013
UPDATED: APR 20, 2014 12 oz Bottle. The beer pours to a completely black color with a thick tan head. The aroma has roasted malts, slight chocolate, cocoa. The taste has a medium body with a nice slightly sweet taste upfront followed by a mild bitter finish. The finish is pretty dry & overall a good balance.


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