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RATINGS: 563   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2013 & 2010 Gold Medal Winner at the Great American Beer Festival in the Foreign Stout category.

That time of year when the day seems to fade away. Drifting further into the darkness with each passing day. Volume 1 - Foreign Stout - Pours black with licorice, espresso bean, molasses, and black cardamom notes that give way to a feeling of self loathing, burnt opportunities and smoked relationships.

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3.6
mjg74 (3182) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 20, 2017
Bottle from World Market. Black in color. Slick and oily in appearance. Sweet roasted malts with a milk sugars. A touch of dry coffee, but mostly sweet. Roasted and milky sweet up front. Some burnt malts follow. On the sweet side, but very tasty.

3.3
jrh2254 (166) - burton-on-trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2017
From a beer hawk mystery case. Pours black with a thick head. Sweet , chocolate, liquorish , coffee , malt. Lovely stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
Nurmis (809) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 4, 2017
From notes. 0,33l bottle, pours black with small tanned head. Roasted malts, liquorice, coffee. Creamy mouthfeel.

3.7
leaparsons (10765) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2017
Bottle, Brewklopedia, Leicester. Dark brown with a beige head. Smoky and earthy with coffee. Oily with chocolate. Herbal liquorice with spices. Hints of sweet fudge. Creamy. Sweet.

3.6
john44 (3392) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2017
Can. BBE Nov 2017; Drank July 2017 - Opaque black in colour. Beige head. Very Malty; roasty malts, liquorice, coffee, espresso, dark chocolate, some brown sugar. Bit spicy; peppery. Some balancing hop bitterness. Sweet roast liquorice and coffee malty throughout. Fairly dry. More bitter with burnt notes into the finish. Decent Foreign Stout. (2017-07)

3.3
alexmate (285) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2017
Pretty good. I was expecting a black IPA. Has typical cocoa, coffee and a huge treacle flavour which dominates, some slightly bitter hops and burnt toast notes on the finish.

3.7
Kauge (2125) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 19, 2017
Bottle. BB 30.08.2017. Dark brown; big tan head. Molasses sweet and black rye bread bitter, some spiciness (cardamom?), moderate roastiness, fruity esters, considerable licorice aftertaste. Very soft, albeit a bit flat, on the palate. Dry, roasty finish. Nice!

3.4
Continues (234) - GERMANY - JUN 3, 2017
From bottle. Pours black with medium, brown head. Dark bread, roasted malts, coffee, alcohol note, chocolate sweets. Medium to high carbonation, medium body, long, roasty aftertaste.

3.6
IslandHaole (1299) - Misawa, JAPAN - MAY 26, 2017
Very dark brown, motor oil in color with a short lived mahogany colored head. Toast and molasses with baking cocoa scented. Strong roasted malts, shoyu, dark coffee that was left in the pot too long, leather, mineral salt, black pepper. Nice feel. Mild spritz, bitter follow with burnt toast flavors. Decent.

3.8
Ronritter (875) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2017
12oz can pours black with medium tan head aroma was pretty flat slight roast taste was well balanced between coffee, molasses and licorice enjoyed it


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