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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.75%
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Dark as a locked cell at midnight, yet delightfully smooth. This rich stout is full bodied with roasted barley and chocolaty overtones, finishing with a slight sweetness that is your key to freedom and satisfaction. While the historic prison of Stillwater’s past is all but memory and lore, The Warden lives on to honor the rich colorful past and open new gates of handcrafted quality for you.

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3.7
wilnatp (720) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2017
Nov. 11, 2016, Commander Release party at Lift Bridge. Good and balanced roast notes.

3.5
Ronritter (836) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2016
I wish these beers tasted as good as they smelled to me still a nice beer with roasted malts and coffee flavor with a touch of smoke and brown sugar

3.6
tmoreau (4505) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2016
On tap at the brewery and served as part of a six flight platter, showing a blackish brown color, with a presentable layer of tan foam, and spots & strands of lacing. The nose was roasted, mocha, with earthy, woody, and malty hints that produced a touch of freezer burn scent. Additional hints as vanilla, caramel, & molasses contributed to the sweetness. Medium bodied, with low carbonation, and slight silkiness to the mouthfeel, the taste added a modest earthy & roasted bitterness, and was altogether quite drinkable.

3.7
gopherfan99 (1996) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Bottle; pours nearly black with a tan head; aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, and some coffee; taste is bittersweet with some chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, and coffee; finish is dry with a some roasty bitterness

3.7
Travlr (25496) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Bottle. Clear deep maroon brown color, dense beige head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of cocoa powder. Taste is sweet milk chocolate, coffee. Tasty.

3.3
JPDIPSO (6257) - Wauwatosa, USA - APR 3, 2016
Brown body with a tans, tall, tight bubbled head. Decent lace. Dry, roasted and black malt scents. Slight whiff of herbal hops. Fairly light and rather smooth feeling. Heavy roasted malt with light coffee and dark cocoa. Light salt in the finish. Linger is dry and a bit ashy. A bit too thin for my palate.

3.9
Dankerickson (6) - - FEB 10, 2016 does not count
Medium to medium high sweet chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown, black opaque appearance with brown head. Medium Sweet, roasted chocolately flavor balanced with medium hop bitterness. Great smooth, creamy milk stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle from Brian...great name...solid beer for the style...chocolate and coffee dominates the flavor but not to heavy on either...i liked this one.

3.6
Atom (2525) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2016
12oz bottle pours a dark brown/black with a medium tan head. Aroma of a chocolate milk shake with roasted/smoked malt and vanilla. Taste of sweet milk chocolate and vanilla and finishing with smokey roasted and a slight bitterness. Pretty nice with straightforward flavors.

3.4
Nuffield (4185) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2015
In the early going I was surprised at the sense to which there was a hoppy note to this, but in the end I don’t think of this as a hoppy stout (though there are those), but there are some interesting flavors from the smoke, a little soy sauce saltiness, and some chocolate, but it all seemed fairly balanced and the flavors were moderate in their intensity. Drinkable but not irresistible. Bottle at a party (no glass).


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