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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A variety of dark roasted malts, oatmeal, and our own imported English ale yeast creates a smooth almost-black beer with chocolate overtones and a roasty flavor.

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2.6
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - OCT 7, 2011
This didn’t really work for me at all. A really nice chocolately nose, but the flavor was sour with an overly carbonated body--almost like a bad bottle, I don’t know.

4.7
bpreo (2840) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2010
Probably not the first time I have drank this beer. I spent one year in Superior/Duluth. Very good, glad to have it again.

3.9
deyholla (11606) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2010
Bottle. Pours near black with a deep brown head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma has a nice sweet milk chocolate note with some roasted malts and a hint of coffee. Flavor has a really nice smooth milk chocolate note throughout with some dark grains and oak coming out.

3.3
Nsanders (1144) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Near black with a dark tan head. Malty, caramel aroma. Up until now i was excited to try this one. The flavor started dry, but changed to a smokey plastic-like aftertaste that was unexpected. Lighter side of medium body.

3.6
piscator34 (2534) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 9, 2010
Bottled sample. Near black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of chocolate covered raisins and a bit of caramel. Flavours are of dark chocolate, coffee, chalky + other minerals, mild smoke and even fainter sweetness. Medium bodied. Simplistic aroma, but loads of character, complexity, and balance in the mouth. Good stuff.

3.3
portableparty (2350) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Bottle. Pour is watery black brown with a kahki head that dissipate to a ring and is calm. Aroma is soy coco and hints of coffee along with some cereal. Taste cereal and coco with subtle coffee and malt. Palate is somewhat watery with a dry finish. Decent beer for the money.

3
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2010
Pours an opaque nutty/chocolate brown with very little head, just a tiny bit of tan froth. Aroma is light, notes of nuts. Flavor is earthy with notes of grassy hops, toasted malts and mild cocoa notes, definitely nutty tones.

2.9
arminjewell (9676) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2010
Pours deep brown with off white head, aroma is some charred and burnt malt with some coffee notes. Taste up front is some coffee, roasted malt, and a bit of acidity. Not bad, but pretty watery and some off tastes.

2.3
neepsntatties (1988) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2010
Go to try a bottle of this thanks to, "AKFaust". Colour... garnet-brown with no head. Nose... musty grain. Palate... Vegetal! That sums it up!

3.4
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Another fun regional bottle from a coworker, thanks Mitch! - Pours thin and dk dk brown with a medium tan head....aroma is full of roasted oats and grain, dry cocoa and slight day old coffee...flavour is similar, lightly astringent, burnt wood and burnt coffee, not bitter burnt, just kinda charred...finish had a nice grittiness to it...


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