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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer is black in color with an ample amount of oats to give it a smooth finish. This ale has a very complex grain bill and packs a punch with an ABV of 8.5%. All natural cocoa is also added to make this stout a fantastic experience.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
portableparty (2303) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle to snifter. Pour is dark brown and looks black in glass with a kahki head that fades to a collar/film. Aroma is big bitter chocolate and oats. Taste is nice and bitter sweet with chocolate and cereal notes. Palate is fizzy and slick with a dry bitter finish. Pretty good sweet stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Tried this beer at the Casanova Beer Cave Festival (2011), this was my favorite beer of the festival, great roast taste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHOFF43 (2046) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Tap at Old Capital Tavern. Pours almost black with tan head. Taste is bitter coffee and earthy malts with some chocolate. Nice creamy beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (2029) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle. Dark black pour, a little lasting gray head and an aroma of milk sugar and a little chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, some sweet sugar and chocolate with a very thin body. Decent beer, wished it was a little more hearty.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
wchesser (1976) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Dissapointing....thin body for an oatmeal stout. Smells and tastes like ovaltine. Milk chocolate does n

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stine (1767) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Charcoal black with tanned marshmallow, yellow tinted tan foam. Early aroma mostly frozen raspberries. Warmth brings the richer layers of graham cracker crust and cocoa, but the icy, hollow fruit sweetness remains prevalent. Theres a trebly, tangy sensation to these fruit suggestions, of black cherry, blood orange, mixed berry, lacking depth. Later on a little singe of alcohol.

Flavor is composed, but somewhat tepid; quiet chocolate and black cherry fruit, very low char or tannin, no seductive factor here. Instant coffee bitterness nearing the end. Creamy body, soft carbonation, decievingly lightweight. Mouth coating caramelized sugar and cocoa after swallowing. As a hint of rotting banana starts to color the aroma, the blend of sensations proves to be poorly integrated.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Thirsty Troll Brew Fest. Pour is deep brown/black with a khaki head. Aroma is sweet with notes of chocolate, roasted oats, and a touch of coffee. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of vanilla and earth. Overall body is moderate to full and finishes with a nice roasted bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Guerde (1295) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2011
(bottle) Pours jet black with a large tan head that quickly settles to a medium cap and adequate lacing. Aroma of chocolate, a lot of roasted barley, faint smoke, and some tartness which is regrettable. Caramel corn. Taste is strong of roasted malt, chocolate, slightly burnt chocolate chip cookie, and maybe a hint of dark roasted coffee. High ABV is nowhere to be found. The mouthfeel of this beer is really the standout feature. Very smooth, silky, and full with a nice even roast displayed in the finish. Overall this is a solid stout, and the mouthfeel really makes up for the detrimental aroma.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose is chocolate and coffee. Taste is powdered milk chocolate and some coffee. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (1108) - Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2016
Tap at lake and Irving. Black with small white head. Roasted grain nose. Chocolate, malt, light medium body. Easy to drink for this style. Pretty good.


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