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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a meal in a glass. Brewed with 7 different malts and served cask-conditioned, you should be ready for a full onslaught of creamy stout intensity. Broadly in the style of a Foreign Extra Stout, this is our heaviest and most intense year-round offering.

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3.9
lightbias (453) - USA - MAY 2, 2016
It’s an exhausting day and definitely spring, but still cool in the evening; the perfect evening for a stout. I’ve been looking at this and wanting it badly, but wanted it to be right for the moment. The instant I peel back the tab on this brew, I know I’ve made the right choice. - The aroma is espresso; a dark, roasted nutty chocolate, and I can smell the richness of it, and it promises so much. I pour, and the body seems lighter than I expect from the aroma. Deep brown, a ruby reflection in the light darkens as the beer fills the glass. The foam rises, a creamy latte hue, and eventually develops a two finger depth; the head thick and spongy, visually quite beautiful. - The scent is arousing, my mouth watering in anticipation, and I sip through the thick suds, drawing the creamy beer over my lips. The body is almost downy on my tongue, surprisingly light but heavy in experience. Old leather and a touch of ash adds a bit of romance to the flavor, the malts commanding, but not overpowering. - Smooth and dreamy, the carbonation gives a lift to the body, and carries the whole experience through to an immensely gratifying finish. Consistent and delicious...right down to my very last, very sad drop.

4.1
StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2016
Canned. Black with a medium beige head that has fair retention. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted walnuts and anise. The taste mirrors the aroma with accent on well roasted walnuts and some burnt toast. Lots of roasty flavors in this one. The palate is full and creamy. Finishes long and dry. Overall: Top shelf.

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Beaver (1799) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2016
16 oz can. Pours dark brown black with a medium creamy tan head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is sweet roasted chocolate grains and black patent malt with a little old coffee.

The flavor is sweet grainy chocolate malts with a heavy acidic roast bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an OK stout. Grains and lots of heavy roast.

3.9
wchesser (2073) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Dark brown black. Nose is initially some caramel sweetness followed by dark roast malts. Creamy mouthfeel, with dark roast, chocolate, and caramel malts, and lingering bitterness. Tasty. Not complex or terribly unique, but nails it.

3.9
merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Aroma: Dark Roasted Malts, Mild Bittering Hops... Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Mild Light, Brown Head Ring, Minimal Lacing... Taste: Bittering Hops, Dark Roasted Malts... Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Drying

3.8
blueshockey24 (607) - Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Can. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is Malt, Chocolate and marshmallow. Taste is sweet chocolate malt with a dark bitter chocolate finish. Pretty good.

3.7
notalush (5875) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Can - pours black with an off-white lace - nose of dark fruit, berries, chocolate, espresso - medium to full body - has a moderate acidity that cuts through the dense maltiness to provide balance - moderate roast and dark malt bitterness - flavors of chocolate, berries, espresso, tobacco - moderately spicy and acidic in the finish - solid.

4.1
stevoj (5036) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 24, 2016
On tap at brewery. I’ll admit I went for the high rated beers first, but there’s a reason they’re highly regarded. Big roast grains in aroma and taste, bitter bite lingers. Head fades fast, pretty thick coating on the glass. But this ones all about the roast malt. Really delicious.

3.8
PartyFowle (954) - - DEC 23, 2015
Growler. Pitch-black with a creamy cappuccino head that appears late. Aroma is incredible: cocoa and cream, walnut, wet toast, prune, a touch of anise and smoke. The flavor doesn’t have as much complexity as the nose, but is smooth nonetheless, with intense roast, licorice and green hops up front followed by a pruny finish, with lingering bread crust and cacao. The body is creamy and substantial, but it drinks like a much lighter beer.

4.1
gkeh (482) - Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2015
A meal in a glass, indeed. Pour is motor oil black, Dark tan head. Mild carbonation. The head dissipates soon, but leaves nice lacing. Aroma is intense bitter chocolate, roasted malts, bitter coffee. Taste follows, with a big creamy mouthfeel. A really tasty stout.


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