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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Ultimate Stout, this beer is big, rich and malty. It has a creamy texture unsurpassed in any of our beers. Black in color with a thick long lasting, tan head.

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3.7
Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Black with thin bubbled small tan head. Rich chocolate aroma with a tad of roasted goodness. Smooth yet a bit thin (for the alcohol and style). Ends slightly sweet with a quick ending. A bit too thin.

3.7
MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2004
poured in a pint glass at Barbara's in Half Moon Bay during sunset, so I was jazzed to start. dark brown hue, tannish-brown head that has good to moderate hang-time. roasted chocolaty malt flavor that is sweet and mild. smooth as a mocha java. one of my favored stouts.

3.9
aracauna (3680) - Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2004
Very black. Mahogany shows through only around the extreme edges. The head is a light chocolate milkshake foam that doesn't fade completely. Roasty aroma with good hop backing. The flavor is dry up from, hop bitterness mingles with the bittereness of burned toast in the middle followed by a light chocolate sweetness in the finish. The body was far from thin, but in comparison to stouts of a similar size it was definitely on the thinner side. Good carbonation though.

4.2
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 14, 2004
Wow, am I impressed. Pours black as death with a HUGE tan head.(the head could have been darker) Huge smoky aromas pour from the beer. Amazingly well balanced palate with a great burnt toast finish. I love stouts and this has to be one of the best stouts (non-imperial) I've ever had. Wonderful!

4.1
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 11, 2004
This stout pours with a black body topped by a medium thick tan head with a good amount of lacing. The aroma is sweet and malty with a pronounced roasted coffee note, a slight bitterness and a touch of anise. The flavor is slightly sweet yet slightly bitter, creamy and malty with roasted coffee notes, a hint of anise, and the slightest touch of dark chocolate. This brew is full bodied and creamy smooth.

3.3
BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2003
Opaque with small tan ring and some lace. Aroma hints of burnt smoky malts, molasses, bittersweet chocolate, aromatic and grassy hops, and barnyard yeast esters. The taste is mocha and vanilla sweet followed by a good dose of bitterness and smoke. A coffee dryness and lingering fruity acidic twang is noticeable upon the finish. The mouthfeel is somewhat lush but still lively, something however is missing in the presentation of this beer. Is the taste not fully integrated? Respectable stout, worthy of a try once.

3.3
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 17, 2003
Smokey wood and slight acidity in aroma. Extremely carbonated. Medium body. Smooth texture, quickly departs the palate. Dark malts and coffee pervade, didn't note any vinous qualities. Tasty but unmemorable.

3.7
TAR (2787) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2003
Oiled ruby slathered with a rich mocha topping. Aroma bursting with dry chocolate, leather, espresso, olive, and caramel. Plummy esters amid a leafy, phenolic, and fresh earthy hop undertow. Large-bubbled carbonation quickly tingles the palate, sparking a metallic sensation. Medium-bodied. Starts fairly acidic with an ensuing chalky black malt structure and subdued esters. Mild caramel sweetness and deeply roasted malts drift alongside a lightly medicinal, peanut skin quality. Ends with a buttery yeast, notably vinous flare. Fairly dry and olive-like with a lingering soft black malt backdrop. Soy-like acidity gets the best of the black malts. Yet another Stout where the phenols and earthiness clash with the dark malts. With all that said, this is a very respectable version, teeming with highly complex earthy malts. Thanks, cquiroga!

4
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - NOV 9, 2003
Pours absolutley black, creamy and opaque with a small brown head. Not much lacing. Aroma is roasted coffee, sweet with some light chocolate notes. Smells very, very good. Flavor is roasted, coffee, and some chocolate. Wow this is darn good. Body is rich and full bodied. The swallow is smooth and rich with a nice bitterness. Very good stout.

3.9
Zach Diesel (905) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2003
oaty malt aroma, dark brown, sweet and roasted with a knockout body, so sweet and chocolatey it's mmm mmm good


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