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RATINGS: 490   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Midnight black color and rich dark-roasted aroma. Specially blended hops combine with flaked unmalted barley to give this brew a full body and a dense creamy head. All elements combine in a solid, lingering finish.

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3.7
jake65 (3948) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - NOV 7, 2007
Bottle: Poured a delicious looking black with a modest tan head. Wonderful appearance. Aroma of roasty tones with coffee and a little bittersweet cocoa. Flavor is similar; lots of roasty notes and coffee. Just a slight hint of mocha and bitters in the tail. The flavor gave me more of the feel of a dry stout... still tasty though. Thanks BuckeyeBoy.

3.8
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2007
Bottle provided by kmweaver. Black body with a small tan head. The nose is milk chocolate, light roast and raisins. The flavor is fairly dry with bakers chocolate, raisins and light toffee. Medium body is soft with light carbonation. A decent west coast stout, quite a surprise.

4.1
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2007
GABF 2007: Poured pitch black and opaque with a large brown head. Coffee aroma with notes of hazelnuts and milk chocolate. Like Nutella ........mmmmm. The flavor was full of coffee and roasted malt. The finish was chocolatey. Dry bitter finish. Medium to full bodied.

4.4
AgedOak (99) - Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2007
Another great bottle from jsquire. This is a dark stout with a whipped tan head. The nose is full of chocolate, vanilla and some coffee. The taste is that of more chocolate and as it warms the chocolate becomes more defined as dark chocolate. The vanilla is subtle and tempers the coffee bean flavors. This is a full bodied stout with superior mouthfeel. This is wave after wave of flavor and aroma. OUTSTANDING!!

3.7
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Rich, chocolate malt base with a sweet vanilla smoothness to it, Alcohol very evident despite the lower ABV. Dry and creamy. Slight vegetable essence from the hops, just slight.

4
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2007
From a 22-oz. bottle purchased at Pacific City brewery (thanks Margaret)--Poured a deep dark brown-amber-black. Healty creamy-lively head with prominent red tones. Roasty flavor with hints of chocolate and coffee. Somewhat aggressive with the carbonation, but not overly so. It is easy to see why this beer has won medals.

3.5
xmarcnolanx (939) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - OCT 18, 2007
Tap @ GABF 2007 Notes of toffee, coffee, chocolate, and a slight alcohol. Aroma is chocolate/coffee. Smooth, but fizzy.

3.6
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Vanilla, chocolate, and coffee on the nose. Pours black with a tan head. Smooth malts, vanilla and chocolate, a slightly oaky flavor. Very nice stout.

3.6
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2007
The Dan Journal #110. Tasted 9/25/07. 22oz bottle. Purchased July 2005. Blue black hue with a tight ring with an ink blot head. Toasty coffee nose. Stand up nose. Really holding strong. Good roast with a raspberry note. Cocoa and vanilla. After all this time this brew is still solid. Evolving into something else, but into something good. Moving toward the tail end though. Sticky with cloying acidity. Melding with time. I’m sure fresh this is amazing, but after two years, it’s still a substantial brew!

3.8
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2007
22 oz bottle, shared by kmweaver. Pours a pitch black body under a small dark brown head. Light lacing remained. Nose is roasted and burnt malts with a light yeastiness, cocoa, and a sweet sugary note. The flavor was heavily roasted malt with alot of burnt coffee and some chalky yeast. Moderately bitter finish with a slightly ashy finish. Some risidual lactose/brown sugar sweetness that add nicely to the mouthfeel without being sweet. Mouthfeel is slightly oily with a little too much fizzy carbonation, as it kinda foamed up when it hit the tongue. Overall, a pleasant Stout but I wish the carbonation were a little more toned down.


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