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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Brewed with healthy doses of chocolate and black patent malts, this delightful beer is as black as the cold night sky but its robust flavor and smooth finish will warm you to the core. Try it with hard cider for a Snakebite.

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jimhilt (2626) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Pours a one finger light brown head that fades slowly to a ring leaving no lace. Totally black color. Light carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Nose is roasted coffee. Flavor is an almost sweet roasted coffee with hints of burnt coffee at finish. $4.35 for a 22 oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

Boutip (6533) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
Bottle courtesy of Sammy: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice foamy head with some good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of dry coffee is dominating. Taste is a mix between some dry coffee with some light roasted bitter malt. Body is about average with some good carbonation. Well done apart from the fact that it might be a bit too dry.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Date: 09/29/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

black, wispy beige head, huge butter aroma with only a hint of roasted malt breaking through, lots of butter flavor mixed with dark chocolate,

Aroma: 2/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 5/20
Rating: 1.6/5.0
Drinkability: 4/10
Score: 4

ChainGangGuy (4930) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Appearance: Pours a deep, dark brown body with a small, tan-colored head. Smell: Dark chocolate and notes of roasty coffee nearly lost to the angry, raging diacetyl butter scent. This bottle should include links to various Diacetyl Lung Disease websites. Taste: Sure, there’s some chocolate and there’s even some roasty notes, but the x-treme diacetyl problem has turned this beer into a butter liqueur. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Tongue-coating mouthfeel. Drinkability: Who knows, there might just be a decent beer beneath the glaring diacetyl problem.

CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Pours a mostly opaque with a thin, spotty-lacing dark tan head. Aroma has perhaps the most diacetyl I’ve ever smelled in a beer or in a bag or microwave popcorn along with some mild roasty chocolate notes. Body is coated with slick oily diacetyl and some milk chocolate with a touch of sweetness, just dripping in popcorn butter. Just do a diacetyl rest and this beer would probably be pretty good, but right now, it’s damn near undrinkable.

aracauna (3683) - Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Good lord what a diacetyl problem. This is one of the most diacetyly beers EVER. I can’t even get past in in the taste. This is seriously buttery. Blech.

TaktikMTL (7975) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2007
Bouteille de 22 oz, partagée avec MartinT, Beerbuzzmontreal et M_Heine. Arôme: Odeur de café et de chocolat avec une pointe de vanille. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café et de chocolat. Courte durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #1226)

MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2009 My Bottom Line:
This healthy Oatmeal Stout provides ample coffee atop the roasted caramel, building an effortlessly drinkable, although perhaps sweet example.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam protects the blackness.
-Dark chocolate also accompanies the coffee roastiness.
-The body is healthy on tap, but I admit the bottle was a little thinner than was to be expected from the full and creamy nose.
-Carbonation is comfortable and serves the flavor profile adequately.
-The tap version gave me a blast of caramel sweetness in the nose.

From the bottle (3.5) and from the tap (3.1).

AlKHall (161) - West Hartford, Connecticut, USA - JUL 19, 2007
This was well worth the trip....smooth flavors of chocolate and roasted coffee. I was expecting something a little heaver, but that was ok b/c im drinking it in the summer, so it was perfect. this is definetly a pint for the people.

Sammy (12769) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2007
hands-down their best beer, worth stopping in for. A low ABV and one of three good casks on that night. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Very dark brown, with a delightful bubbly mocha head, lace. Roomish temperature, it would have been interesting to have it a bit colder and then go through a flavour range. Tastes of chocolate and licorice along with mouthfeel of oatmeal. Sourish finish.

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