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RATINGS: 59   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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3.6
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Pours black with thick foamy head. Aroma of chocolate, smokiness, oatmeal. Starts with big milk chocolate, changes to oatmeal, malty, toast, vanilla.

3.6
edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2015
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is chocolate and a hint of coffee.

3.6
ajnepple (6625) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2017
12 oz single bottle from Hy Vee Wine & Spirits - Council Bluffs (Madison Ave). Deep brown and clear appearance with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, light smoke, earth, cocoa and a touch of oak. Similar flavor, adding light licorice and a hint of molasses. Medium body. A solid stout overall.

3.5
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Dark black pour w/ a whispy head. Weak light lactose and chocolate in the aroma. Nice light chocolate taste lightly bitter coccoa some roasty malts a bit watery for a big beer. Avg pal. Decent, but not memorable.

3.5
Guerde (1297) - Leuven, BELGIUM - 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.

3.5
Dogbrick (13018) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2011
Bottle at Whistle Binkie’s in Rochester, MN. Pours opaque brown-black with a medium thick and fluffy tan head that recedes steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet chocolate and roasted malt. Medium, creamy body with flavors of sweet malt, milk chocolate and mildly roasty coffee. The finish is chocolatey with a lingering roasty sweetness left behind. Decent overall.

3.5
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2011
Thanks to Bob for the bottle! Poured clear garnety-brown with a short, somewhat sticky tan head. The aroma picked up sweet cocoa and darker chocolates, with a definite lactose infusion.. sweeter oats and cake on the back of the nose.. smelled delicious, but like it was going to be hard to drink the whole thing. The flavor found sweet, milky chocolates throughout, imbued with a nice earthy complement.. tangy, lactic feel on the back-half of the mouth.. well-balanced, tasty, and easier to drink than the nose indicated. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. a touch grainy and raw on the back-end, but the alcohol was held in check for the most part.. overall a very good brew.

3.5
Ungstrup (37632) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
Bottled. A dark red beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of chocolate, malt, oats, and bread. The flavor is sweet with notes of chocolate, roasted malt, oats, and caramel, leading to a dry chocolaty finish.

3.5
TheHOFF43 (2052) - 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.

3.4
portableparty (2350) - 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.


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