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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rich, full bodied ale bursting with roaster malt and has a nice chocolate finish.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Dark brown color with a very small tan head, thin. Strong coffee aroma and taste. Good balance and good bitterness in the aftertaste.


3.7
DialSquare (5028) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2017
12oz bottle from Giant Eagle, UA: dark brown-black pour, thin beige ring. aroma of cocoa, roasty. tastes are chocolatey, light coffee, roasted malts. straightforward, but good at what it does. nice balance. lightly bitter baking chocolate finish.

3.4
ChrisFields (99) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Pours espresso black with a nice tan frothy head. Aromas of cocoa, toffee and coffee bean dominate dark dried fruits in the nose. Flavor is unusual with sweet malted chocolate, roasted grains, fig and apricot. Goes down easily and feels thin in contrast to its presentation. Overall not bad. Feels more like a black ale than a stout.

4.3
outlawskies (480) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Julie lovess it. I think it good but given that it was the only decent thing that I tasted today might not be good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
fitwitchik (433) - Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass darkest brown with a thick tan head that faded quickly. Aroma is roasted malts slight cocoa. Flavor follows the aroma. Earthy roasted malts and chocolate. Some burnt sweetness here. A tad thin for an Oatmeal style stout but quite good.

3.6
malrubius (2895) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle from Save On. Black with tan ring. Roasted nutty chocolate aroma. Sweet roasted coffee and chocolate and dark fruit with a little oaty tang and medium bitter roasted ashy smokey finish. Medium full body. Assertive carbo but not fizzy. Very good.

4
steelhead3686 (270) - Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2013
This may be the darkest beer I’ve ever seen. I couldn’t even see through it when I was pouring it from the bottle. The head is a small to medium chocolate. The aroma is a very deep roast with medium to heavy chocolate. I would say this is a light bitter with a medium to heavy sweetness. It has a solid medium body with a slick texture and a fresh (almost) citrus-like finish. I’m not big on stouts and I haven’t had too many. Having said that, I really like this one and would definitely pay bar price for a couple at 6.4%ABV.

3.2
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2013
12oz bottle, $2 from And Beer in Athens, OH. Very dark brown color, pretty much black. Thin light brown head. Couple loose dots of lace. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Lightly oily finish. Nice light bitter dark chocolate, cocoa powder aroma. Light licorice, light roast malt. Hint of dark fruit. Moderate sweet, moderate bitter taste. Decent stout. Flavor is pretty tasty and reasonably complex, the body is a little bit thin. A fuller, chewier body could do this brew wonders.

3
cheap (5855) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2013
From the bottle this is a nifty looking opaque beer, big and black, thin choco moose head. From the name was expecting an imperial stout but this is much more mild. Roasty burned old campfire wood that has been dampened from a morning dew. Some fine sizzling carbonation makes this rather enjoyable. Finish is just good ol’ stout. Not over the top, fairly well behaved. Aroma is attractive charred olfactory. Perhps it gets good numbers from a pleasant surprize. Yes, not rude. Not sure about the chocolate claims but it does have some of that dark baking chocolate feel to it. Not a savage, hides it’s near 7% well.

4
pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Aroma: Roasted aromas with hints of doughiness. Appearance: Black with a thick tan head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing. Taste: Light sweetness immediately swallowed by medium bitterness, fading to a soft, chocolatey sweetness in the finish. Really well balanced. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Overall: I’m not blown away, but for the price I would certainly stock a few of these in the fridge. It’s a fairly well balanced stout.


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