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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The days are shorter, the nights are colder, the stars are brighter, and the beers are bolder. Islands Brewing Company Brewmaster Paul Wright took an abundance of roasted grains to brew a foreign style stout that sustains complex malt flavors, a prominent roasted malt finish and just enough hop bitterness to balance the big and bold flavors within this limited release edition. Enjoy the hints of chocolate, the smoky essence, as well as the bracing effects and count yourself among the privileged few.

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1467) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2016
On tap. Black pour/frothy tan head. Chocolate, roast, and thin bitterness in the aroma. Taste is bitter chocolate and light oats with some piney hops. Medium mouthfeel. Decent but wobbly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (35661) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2016
Draft. A black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, and bread. The flavor is sweetbwith notes of roasted malt, chocolate, and butterscotch, leading to a bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (5025) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Sampled at GABF 2015. Aroma of dark malts, roast, chocolate, earthy hops and light smoking the sample glass dark brown. Tan foam. Nose of roasted malts. Medium body. Flavor is chocolate and coffee. Finish quite bitter. Decent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (14363) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2015
Fonefan 110415. Black colour with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate. Flavour is sweet, roasted malt, sugar, chocolate, coffee, caramel, licorice, hop. Very nice beer

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ajnepple (5622) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Sampled at Great American Beer Festival 9/24/15. Aroma of dark malts, roast, chocolate, earthy hops and light smoke. Similar flavor, a little dirty but not too bad overall. Medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (6854) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 27, 2015
650ml bottle [2014 vintage, 7.0% abv]. Quasi black colour with small, creamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, tan head. Roasty dark malty aroma, notes of milk chocolate and dark chocolate. Taste is roasty dark malty, chocolately, notes of dark chocolate, a minimally smoky touch, some malt spiciness, a very cautious Marmite touch. Also OK at a Midsommar evening.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Tap, brown pour, white head, nose and taste are chocolate, coffee, pretty good

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (46057) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ As Island Starry Night Stout ].
ABV: 7.0%. Clear dark brown black color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, coffee, dusty malt. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, roasted, chocolate, malt bitter and sweet. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20150411]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
back (2007) - Holstebro, DENMARK - APR 11, 2015
Sort skum rhvid Kaffe brndt kaffe malt citrus Bitter modrate sd. Olie flad @f1

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (18346) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 11, 2015
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 110415


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