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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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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sloth (2936) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2006
Small, light tan head, retention is good, lacing is stringy and thickly coating. Black bodied brew. Nose is faint roast, chocolate and a bit grainy. Med/light body with lightly oily mouthfeel. Roast and chocolate flavors are subdued, black malt? Dry maltiness and some dark fruits. Finish is dry and lightly roasty. Sense a problem with this beer as a bit of sourness is showing itself, somewhat distracting from the overall. Bottle received in a trade with cbkschubert, thanks Craig!

3.1
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAY 7, 2007
I’m going to try this one again after my sniffer gets a little better. But what I could pick up was some lactic character in the nose, light smoke and some roasted malts. Flavor was coffee, dark fruits and dark chocolate. Wasn’t really sweet for a sweet stout. Happy to knock off my Arizona beer rating in my quest for all 50 states. I’m going to revisit this beer, since I have 5 more.

3.1
CapFlu (5132) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2007
(Bottle) Courtesy of Ughsmash. Real honour to be the 100th reviewer of this beer. Thanks. Pours a thin, yellowed foamy head with an opaque body. Pleasant nose of soya sauce and oats. Very tart stout with coffee dredges. Average.

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ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Bottle from deftim13. Black body with a tiny tan head. Roasted, coffee and chocolate nose with a little yeast and licorice. Lightly sweet taste with roast, chocolate and molasses. Flavor is watery overall. Medium body is thin with light carbonation.

3.1
Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 6, 2008
The Fonefan/Brugmansia Cnudde tasting. Courtesy of Papsoe. Black/brown with a small head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and citrussy hops. The flavour has notes of coffee, licorice and the finish is bitter and dry. I miss a bit of sweetness, the smooth and the round body, that I expect in an oat, the hops are a bit too dominating IMO. OK, sure, but just not one I’ll drink again.

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DietPepsican (1589) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAY 17, 2008
black pour with a thin tan head. aroma was coffee and toasted malts. similar flavor, some oats and fruit. too thin. decent but the thiness really lowers my score.

3.1
Stine (1799) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2008
Rich reddish choclate pour; crown of a thin metallic tan. Aroma of chocolate grahams, minerals, red licorice, molasses; whisks of tangy acrid coffee and some vegetal greenness. Flavor lingers for a while on astringent minerals and soap. There’s a vague, tangy, buttery quality seeming to blend the demons of butterscotch and green apple into one infenctious monolith, but that impression never solidifies.

Served at cellar temp, that bland acrid bitterness is inescapable. Once fully warmed to room temperature, lighthearted chocolate and caramel qualities shuffle in over a floral and unripened nut dominant body. Hard to place these weird flavors. Red licorice, some pear and bread, and sugary milky coffee. Palate is smooth and thin to medium in body; finishes with some off putting lactic sweetness and a length of basic nutty bitterness with some brown spice. An impressively, overwhelmingly odd example. Thanks Joshua!

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wildbeercat (359) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2013
12 fl oz / 355mL bottle into a Guinness glass. Served cold. Aroma: Dark roast, Some bittersweet chocolate. Pretty mild aroma. Appearance: Opaque dark brown body, sparse dark tan head. Nice lacing. Taste: Pretty mild. Not bad, but mild. Roasty. Straightforward. Palate: Full bodied. Moderate finish. Kind of creamy, but not as creamy as Murphy’s. Better body than Guinness. Overall: Pretty good stout. Nothing really jumps out at me, but it’s a pretty good stout.

3
goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 24, 2006
Poured a very dark brown color witha small tan head. Highly roasted aroma, light tartness and some smoke. The aroma was creamy and sweet. Notes of brown sugar. While the aroma sounds complex and good it was alittle odd to me. The flavor was very roasty and tart. Bitter roasty finish. Very thin body.

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hopscotch (11236) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2006
Bottle... Pours pitch black with a tiny, creamy, beige head. No retention. Lots of milk chocolate in the nose with some dark cherries and caramel. The flavor is medium bitter with lots of burnt notes and no residual sweetness, even when warm. Just a hint of acidity. Light to medium-bodied with soft carbonation. Lengthy, burnt, moderately bitter finish. FlacoAlto provided the bottle!


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