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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Full bodied black beer, very malty with a complex roasted chocolate character.

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3.9
haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep black color with a massive, tan frothy head. Large, licorice aroma with a roasted malt and oat background. Sweet taste with licorice and milk chocolate. Pretty solid stout. Love the flavor.

3.6
italianjohn (3163) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Black pour orange hue with a thin beige head and light thin striped lacing .... aroma of roasted and caramel malts, a bit sugary almost lactose like with mostly piney hops dominating ..... taste is of roasted and caramel malts, bitter dark chocolate and a piney hop bite that lingers into a dry bitter roasted/chocolatey finish ..... malty and hop balance with the abv hidden well .... body is medium to heavy .... solid RIS

4.1
blipp (9373) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours near black with a tan head. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, light dark fruity notes, fudge, cream, and vanilla. Super creamy and smooth. Good stuff.

3.8
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Draft at NHC. Pours a deep brown-black with a brown head. Nose has some sweet molasses and moderate roast. Low hops and malt driven. On tasting, sweet with moderate balancing roast and a big bitterness. Finishes off dry. Good but doesn’t really have much complexity overall.

3.9
budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Black body, tan head. Chocolate and oats in the aroma. The taste is complex and layered with chocolate, roast, burnt licorice, anise, and vanilla. Velvet smooth consistency.

3.9
johnnnniee (4346) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 1, 2013
On tap at Pro Brewers Night, AHA Philadelphia 6/27/2013 Big bold sweet coffee caramel and chocolate malt countered by some earthy spicy hops. Nice Stout.

4
jbeatty (1253) - New York, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Bottle, thanks to FooFaa, 06/04/2013. Pours appropriately black, huge rocky mocha tan head, great retention. Aroma of cocoa powder, bitter dark roast, anise, noticeable hop presence with coffee finish. Taste is rich chocolate, brownie, mild coffee and medium roast with hop bitterness, smooth finish. Full bodied, creamy. Big, beautiful stout.

4.2
Huhzubendah (3709) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Shared by Megan. Thanks! The beer is a deep dark brown with minimal head. Big chocolate roast and char aroma. The flavor follows suit. Rich and viscous with fairly low carbonation. Alcohol content hidden gracefully. Overall, a splendid beer and terrific example of the style. I would relish the opportunity to have this again.

3.9
joromiller (22) - Holt, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2013
Just enjoyed this at the brewery. 750ml bottle. Very solid beer. Would definitely drink again.

4.4
gunnfryd (14961) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle. Red black colour with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, licorice. flavour is chocolate, roasted malt, hop, coffee, licorice. Pleasent finish. Very nice beer.


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