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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A traditional stout using dark roasted malted barley to create a full-bodied ale. Rounded with the smooth flavor of oats, the addition of English Kent Goldings hops produces a creamy stout that has proven to be a favorite.

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3.7
drowland (8829) - Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2012
10/30/12. 12oz bottle from Five Points. Very deep, dark brown pour, almost black, with a 2-finger tan head that cuts in half but sticks and laces plenty. Rich aroma of coffee, chocolate, cream, and some burnt caramel. Nice roasted malt character in the flavor as well with coffee, chocolate, cream, burnt caramel, and a touch of a burnt popcorn aspect. There’s also a sense of dark fruit and marshmallow in there. My only complaint is that it’s a bit light and thin. Otherwise, it’s pretty tasty.

3.6
Ibrew2or3 (8660) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Courtesy of gunhaver. Pours dark brown with thin off white head. The aroma is very nice and inviting with roast, molasses, some toffee, chocolate and smooth mild burnt malts. The taste begins thin with roast and burnt malts then moving into hints of molasses and chocolate. The burnt malts grow into the finish. The nose overstated the goodness of the flavor. Still mighty fine though.

3.8
bytemesis (8584) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 6, 2016
Tap. Pours deep black, small beige head, decent lacing. Aroma is roasty, cocoa, hints of molasses. Flavor is light plus sweet, light bitter. Medium body. Solid.

3.7
nimbleprop (8474) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2008
12oz bottle came as an extra in my trade with Shyam. Thanks! Pours a opaque black with a bubbly cola tan head with an overall watery consistency. Aroma of roasted malts, nuts, crackers, and sugar. Flavor is very similar, roasted malts and nuts obviously, but also very sweet and sugary. Reminded me of eating a dark chocolate cookie. Finish is dry and sweet. A definite session beer, maybe a little pedestrian, but enjoyable.

3.1
SudsMcDuff (8438) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2012
12oz bottle, shared bottle at the Gingerman .. . poured a deep brown .. light foam .. light lacing .. .chocolate cereal mostly .. . pretty thin but its average .. . . Dewey, you fool, your decimal system has played right into my hands!

3.5
radagast83 (8137) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Bottle at the November 2015 DC Gathering. Poured a near pitch black color with a tan head. Aroma was light chocolate, bitter malts. Flavor was light dark chocolate, some light licorice. Tasty.

4.1
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2007
12-oz. Pours a deep, not-wuite jet black with a humongous, thick, moussy tan head. Float a quarter on the head? More like bounce one off it! Sticky rings of lace follow the head down the sides of the glass. It’s almost like watching someone put on an oatmeal turtleneck. Mild nose of dust and chocolate, maybe a hint of toast. Bold attack, though not overpowering: medium body, active carb, rich flavor. The mid-palate’s all full of roast, even char, plenty of chocolate and coffee and a bit of smoke. Once you get past a few dozen stouts, there’s not usually a new flavor note to discover, but the balance and proportion is always a revelation, and this one’s right where it needs to be. Only real problem is the finish, which just kind of gives up instead of hanging around--all you get is a little sticky coffee and peppery/piney hop. Good stuff, nearly a true great.

3.2
Sledutah (7725) - Utah, USA - DEC 4, 2010
On tap at Nimbus
Appearance: Black with a small tan head and some light lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts and coffee
Taste: Roasted malts and creamy coffee
Nice Sweet stout.

3.5
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Bottles thanks to a couple fine folks! Poured a clear, deep chocolatey brown with short, but coating cap of brown head. Aroma was quite lovely with roasted milk chocolate and cocoa accompanied by some lactose sugars... picked up a bit of vinous quality as it warmed up. The flavor had a darker, rather burnt roast to it with cocoa and more of the milky sugars representin’... left some chalky roast at the finish. Medium-bodied with a decent flow to it.. again a bit chalky.

3.6
Strykzone (7430) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Sampled at the brewpub. Stout looking. Chocolate aroma and flavor. Softer roasted notes. Lots of malt with only a hint of hops that are noticed more in the after taste. A creamy feel. Nothing here is big but it is nice.


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