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RATINGS: 1189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Not for the faint hearted! Our stout rewards the palate with robust flavor of roasted malts (malts are roasted like coffee beans) and heavy hops. A creamy smooth surprise.

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2.7
Bill Becker (1365) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 20, 2017
From Mar 2007 Pours from 12oz bottle a very dark brown with a large tannish head of foam that shrinks to a solid layer with lacing. The smell is light but I note roasted and sweet malt. The taste on first sip has a lot of semi sweet malt to it with some roastiness and grain. Further sips in and there's a touch of citric bitterness midway through and through to the finish. It's a bit thin when it comes to the mouthfeel and the finish itself is on the watery side. Hmm. Bottom line: This is an okay Stout but I've had many "regular" American Stouts that were much better. Thanks to Wsatch for this sample!

3.4
rumore (700) - Rimini, ITALY - SEP 5, 2017
From the tap at FOB, Rimini, Italy. Pours black with abundant brown foam. Aroma is vanilla and roasted coffee. Body is slightly light with rather low carbonation. Delicate. Taste is moderate in both sweetness and bitterness, the roasted feeling being dominant. Finish is not very interesting.

3.9
ccex (1351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2017
12 oz bottle pours an opaque dark brown black with small vanishing tan head and no lacing. Aroma is full of roasted malts, with touches of almonds, vanilla cocoa and coffee. This one is as flavorful as an imperial stout, but much easier to drink. Taste is moderately sweet at first with a dry finish. Body is medium with average carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. This was a pleasant surprise, to which I hope I may return.

3.8
hamilton_w (274) - - AUG 12, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2017 Medium roasted aroma. Black, medium light brown head. Medium sweetness and bitterness, light sour. Medium body, light bitter after taste.

3.8
AleRider78 (1411) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2017
Pours a large frothy brownish head. Has a clean, dark brown appearance. Lacing is ok. Aromas of coffee, dark roasted malts and earthy hops. Flavours of dark chocolate, roasted malts, light caramel and toffee notes as well as toasty and nutty malts. Also some hints of vanilla. Smooth creamy mouthfeel. Medium bodied. Lively carbonation. Really smooth and easy going down. Displayed as a strong beer at 5.8%, but quite deceptive as it does not feel like a strong beer whatsoever.

3.6
andrepintado (3609) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 4, 2017
Bottle. Dark brown red black. Thin medium brown head. Taste is light to medium sweet, light to medium bitter. Thin body. Aroma and flavour is roasted, coffee, nuts, cacao, . I was expecting a thicker smoother body.

3.5
mike_77 (7016) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2017
Black with thin, quick fading head. Aroma and flavour have a very good balance of sweet and bitter. Smooth roasted malts. Light bitterness. Well rounded.

4.4
Zarrach76 (300) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JUN 5, 2017
Versée bien noire sans aucun trouble apparent et une mousse bien beige. Nez superbe en première intention sur le café, le cacao, le pruneau et la noisette. La deuxième salve va clairement chasser sur les terres du sirop d’érable, de la cassonade, du pain d’épice, de la vanille, du raisin sec, de la pomme cuite, de la poire, de la figue séchée, de la datte, de l’ananas ou encore de la fraise. C’est fruité et diablement gourmand ! En sous main, on devine les agrumes sur le citron et le pamplemousse. Superbe ! En bouche, texture très souple, très ronde avec un nappé huileux, des levures très nettes avec leur charge de sous-bois, très peu de carbonatation et d’amertume (d’où le Sweet Stout), alcool léger qui n’apporte pas trop sa contribution hélas mais des saveurs de cacao et de café vraiment agréables et puissantes qui laissent un goût presque cendré sur la langue et une impression de marc de café au palet. C’est vraiment une bière très agréable à boire que ce soit bien fraîche lorsqu’il fait bien chaud ou un peu plus tempéré devant la cheminée un soir d’hiver. La longueur est moyenne, l’alcool et les sucres se faisant vraiment discrets, mais le côté fumé du cacao et du café torréfiés s’exprime magnifiquement sur le final. Un très beau Sweet Stout sans trop de failles (excepté l’alcool qui ne fonctionne pas), tout simplement.

3.1
skortila (5966) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2017
Bottled. 33cl sample. The aroma has strong soft milk chocolate, bit flowery tones, light toast. Black coloure dbeer with a medium, beige head. The taste is moderate sweet, has milk chocolate, slightly sourish. Light-medium bodied beer.

3.9
Arve_Christian (5215) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 28, 2017
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Aker Brygge. Pitch black Color, some brownish foam. Medium high aroma intensity; roasty, leather, some coffee and choclate. Medium full body & complexity . Good bitterness and balance. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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