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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Generous portions of roasted barley, black and chocolate malts which leave "coffee" overtones lingering on the palate. The Nitro Keg version is particularly soft and creamy.

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3.6
puzzl (3264) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2008
Tap at Barcade. A little malt astringent at first, that calmed down as the beer warmed, revealing a nice chewy, quite dry stout. The sweet stout classification on this seems wrong to me. A bit chalky, sweaty arm pits, but overall very nice.

3.5
JoeMcPhee (9591) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2008
Tap at Barcade. Pitch black. Dark brown head. Aroma is quite sweet and plummy, with some dark chocolate, licorice and molasses. Lightly chewy and sweet. Dark maltiness with some fairly strong roastiness, but it’s still fairly sweet. Cocoaish and chocolatey but still quite nice. Slightly rummy as well. It’s pretty nice.

3.6
Eyedrinkale (3235) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2008
Draft at Barcade. Pours with a creamy tan head that you would think is nitro but its not. Aroma is smoky with chocolate. Flavor us more cocoa with some lacto. a nice coffee and nuttiness rounds it out.

3.4
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 12, 2007
Growler: Clean and malty without alot of roast charactor, lightly chocolatey. Creamy body and very drinkable. Nedds a bit more stoutiness.

3.3
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Dark pour with a smaller tan head. Roasty aroma with lots of coffee detectable. Roasted, very dry flavor that starts out nice, but quickly wore on my. OK. but a letdown like most Middle Ages beers.

2.4
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - APR 18, 2007
Creamy brown head over a dark brown, opaque body. The hops appeared first and remained, and remained, to the point where all other flavors were overwhelmed. I was left dissapointed and with a bitter aftertaste.

3.1
BuffaloBrewed (42) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2007
On cask at Pizza Plant in Williamsville. I am usually a big fan of stouts and porters but this one was just too one dimensional. The beer was pitch black with a thin dark tan head that quickly dissipated. The aroma had a strong burnt smell to it which carried over into the beers chard coffee flavor. The beer was very smooth and thick, but it was a little too syrupy. Not a terrible beer but a little too plain for me. Maybe it was because it was hand pumped. I will try it again to see if there is any difference.

3
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2007
Hand pump at The Farmhouse in Emmaus, Pa. Smoky aroma. Thin palate with some roastiness. Didn’t really leave an impression. I will likely be surprised at some point in the future when I read this review and will have to ask myself "Did I really drink one of these?"

3.2
beastiefan2k (4122) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2006
Draft at Burp Castle poured into a pint glass. Color is opaque black with a tan head. Aroma is present - mildly roasty with that coffe bitterness. Some slight hop presence as well. A pretty light tasting stout. Mainly all I get is a roasty coffee aftertaste, one demonsional.

3.4
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2006
(draft) Black body with small tan head. Aroma is medium sweet, milk chocolate, roast. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some bittersweet chocolate, coffee, roast, cream, light cherry. Light lactic sourness. Creamy light-medium body.


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