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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Robust and warming, this stout has hints of coffee and dark chocolate. A complex variety of roasted malts, and moderate hopping temper the pleasant sweetness of this brew. This special batch lurked in our cellar until our brewers felt it was worthy of its name.

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3.6
Leighton (23090) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2016
Draft at the brewery during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours black-brown with a thick, tan foam head. Decent beer, with a bit of chewy tar, sugary chocolate, light roast, molasses. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with light earthy bitterness, torched wood, chocolate, vanilla, dark bread. Good stuff on the whole.

3.4
Theydon_Bois (21814) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2015
Keg at the brewery, 17/02/15. Light black topped with a decent tan swirl. Nose is rich in malt, spice, chocolate, burnt toffee. Taste comprises roast malt, charr, spice, chocolate. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok impy, a touch basic perhaps but an easy drinker.

3.5
jtclockwork (17769) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Draft at brewery. I need a beer label for this. If anyone has an empty, please let me know. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of chocolate cake, vanilla, coffee and cocoa. Medium body.

3.7
Dogbrick (14389) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2017 Sample at the new tap room. Inky black color with a medium creamy tan head that diminishes gradually to a film. Aroma of roast malt, coffee and chocolate. Medium to full body with flavors of roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. The finish is roasty with a coffee and malt aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.2
Drake (14358) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a very dark color appearing black in the glass. Large creamy head with good head retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet roasted malts, nutty notes, coffee and chocolate. Taste is sweet, sweet malts with some roastiness. Almost sugary. Some caramela and toffee and a faint hoppy finish. Medium-full bodied.

3.6
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2008
(Brewgrass08, 2007 batch) Tan head atop dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, cherry, some coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, cocoa, some roast/coffee, earthy, light alcohol. Medium body, fairly smooth.

3.8
slowrunner77 (13368) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 5, 2016
Complex malt character between dark roast, chocolate, bitterness and dark fruits. Drank smooth but a slightly harsher finish.

3.8
Sammy (13113) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2008
A growler brought to the Atlanta Ale meeting. Bourbon and chocolate and roastiness in the aroma. Dark brown with drops of lace. Hoppy with appropriate carbonation. Rich at the finish, yeast and coffee observed on the way. Also more bitter as it goes. More like an imperial porter, and complex and enjoyable.

2.1
jcwattsrugger (12579) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2009
on nitro-pours a tan head and black color. Aroma is dark malt, fruity-apple/weak anise. Taste is dark malt, fruity-apple/weak anise, earthy.

3.4
hopscotch (11485) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Bottle... Pours black with a mid-sized, creamy, deeply tanned head. Great retention. The roasty aroma expresses dark chocolate, espresso and fudge. Full-bodied with a silken mouthfeel and airy carbonation. The flavor is burnt and bitter - charcoal, ash and scorched coffee. Lengthy, bitter, carbonic finish. Bottle courtesy of ctipping!


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