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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2009 GABF Gold medal winner, American-style Stout category.

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4.3
ads135 (5031) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 26, 2017
Definitely a fan of this stout, and the brewery in general. Tried for the first time in 2010. Dark, dry and roasty. Lingering chocolate sweetness. Very solid.

3.7
RobertDale (6856) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 27, 2014
Sample at the Parkville Microbrew Festival. Comes almost black with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and some dark fruit. Nice.

3.5
Westchesterco (2188) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2013
On tap at the brewpub it is a dark brown with a slight head. It has the aroma of roasted coffee and tastes of chocolate and strong roasted coffee. That lingers bitter on the palate.

3.6
Iphonephan (7287) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2013
On draft at the LB brewpub in Hays KS. Pours black with a tan head. Light chocolate nose. Cocoa, coffee and some dark fruit flavors. Smooth, slightly bitter finish.

4.3
Fatehunter (2615) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUL 15, 2012
I had the Liberty Stout at the brew pub off the tap a week ago. I got a growler of it, which is good since I didn’t take any notes on it the first time. Poured into a pint glass. Dark, dark, darkness. It even keeps a little head coming out of the growler. Smell: Roasted espresso beans, dark chocolate and almonds. Taste: Surprised by a tiny sweetness of malt at first, then strong espresso, ending with nice bitterness; a solid balance. Medium body for a stout. Slight tingle on the tongue, not the smoothest stout. I graded on this glass, but I do remember the tap version was a lot smoother. With an almost perfect balance of flavors this could be my regular drinking beer if I lived closer to Hays, KS.

4.1
KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Growler hauled back from Hays; pours like foaming raspberry and chocolate - deep brown and purple, good head and lacing; rounded taste - sweet and slightly acidic, reminds me of maple syrup sweetness; big nose, chocolate and coffee; big mouth, full-ish bodied, long finish, sweet and sour.

4
cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2011
On tap @ Liquid Bread. Deep black appearance with a dark brown head. Roasty and toasty, dark chocolate malty nose. Dark roasted malty flavor that has a slight burnt flavor. Hints of dark chocolate and black coffee. Slightly hoppy, roasted dark malty aftertaste. Good stout.

3.8
Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
On tap at the brewpub in August 2009. Poured a very dark brown with minimal tan-ish head. The smell was of roasted malt and hints of coffee, with the taste being much the same. A mild dryness from the hops, and not too much alcohol presence. Moderate carbonation. Quite drinkable for a stout--wish I’d had in November rather than August! Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 09-20-2009

3.5
BeerandBlues2 (13823) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 6, 2010
Tap at Lb. Pours clear black with an average, creamy beige head, medium retention and good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (chocolate, roasted, burnt, nutty, dark fruit), light hops (earthy), and light esters (dried fruit) with notes of prune and tar. Flavor is heavy malt (chocolate, roasted, burnt, nutty), light hops (earthy), and light esters (dried fruit) with notes of prune and date. Medium body, creaminess, and carbonation, low warmth with a dry finish.

3.8
Ratman197 (15372) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Growler courtesy of DenverLogan poured a clear dark brown nearly black with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, coffee, light vanilla and a hint of licorice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, coffee and light vanilla with a smooth dry lingering roasty chocolate finish.


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