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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This has an initial malt and light caramel flavor and finishes with a dry roasted bitterness. It’s character is dominated by the coffee like aroma and taste from the roasted barley. Balanced out with a perfect amount of hops to smooth out the big malt flavor in every pint of this stout.

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PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2012
22 oz. Bottle. Decent stout. The best offering from this brewery I’ve had thus far. Black pour with only a white ring on a vigorous pour, not much head at all and zero lacing. Burnt roasted coffee scent with abundant licorice note. A light medium body with a creamy texture and a slightly fizzy finish. Licorice fronted taste, a bit of hop, and a roasted coffee finish.

3.6
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
22oz bottle picked up at the Home Economist Market in Charlotte a couple weeks ago. Split with my wife. Poured my allotment into a pint glass. Consumed on 10/3/10. Reviewed from notes. Pours a very dense dark black. Faint light coming through on the edges. Small finger-width tan head rests on top. Disappears quickly. No lace left behind. I like the color though. Hints of chocolate, graham cracker, coffee, and vinous grapes in the nose. The body creamy at first but finished chalky. Thin aspects at times. Basic flavors of milk chocolate, roasted malts and coffee beans. Finish was a bit drying and chalky as well. Different. A good stout, but nothing standout. I’d have it again.

3.6
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2012
Bottle. Dark black pour just a slight ring of head. Aroma is sweet syrupy chocolate and well there is a cola component and a touch of dark ripe fruits. Taste is sweet malts, hint of smoke, caramel and chocolate. I actually quite liked the complexity that was in there for only 5%

2.9
LinusStick (3484) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Probably one of the better beers Rust Belt makes. Aroma was very nice. Rich milk chocolate fills the nose and doesn’t let anything else in. Very sweet and chocolatey. Pour was nice deep rich brown/near black with a thin tan film for a head. Taste did not live up to the aroma. The chocolate flavor leaves as quick as it came and you’re left with a mouth full of water. A slight lingering chocolate flavor stays behind, but all in all very watery and weak. Would like some fuller flavor. Not terrible, but nothing to get excited about

3
MarkSachon (1034) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2012
From the bomber bottle purchased at The BeerHive in Pittsburgh and shared with a group of friends over a few games of Ultimate Werewolf. Pours nicely with a black opaque coloration hinting that you’re about to drink something heavy, hence the disappointment to discover that there is nothing unique or sensational about this stout. So, don’t be fooled by a big fancy bottle into thinking this is anything other than an average stout.

2.9
nuplastikk (6358) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2011 22oz bottle split with Anndiesel. Opaque brown-black, respectable beige head. Mellow, roasty, chocolate coffee aroma, a touch or sour cherry. A little overcarbonated and a pinch sour, Id assume slight infection. If you can forgive that, this is a pretty decent beer, just leaning toward the sour. I actually like this flavor profile, think New Glarus Unplugged Old Porter. This one isn’t going to score as high because it is clearly an error, and the taste will probably devolve rather than mellow like the NG. Admittedly this is probably a different creature on tap, but my rate sort of reflects the crappy beer they put on the market.

3.6
superspak (5784) - Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2011
22 ounce bottle, no bottle date. Pours almost opaque dark brown color with a small 1 finger light tan head with good retention that reduces to a thin lacing cap. Some light lacing clings to the side of the glass as well. Aromas of roasted malt, caramel, light chocolate, light espresso, light spiciness, cola, and some sort of metallic off flavor or something. Ok aromas, but they got much more subdued after the initial pour. Taste turns out better: caramel, chocolate, roasted malts, light coffee, molasses, and spicy hops. Some decent bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, caramel, and spicy hops for a bit. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy mouthfeel that drinks quite easily. No alcohol noticed other than a slight warming after the finish. Overall: even though the aromas were off, the taste turned out better; and this is quite an enjoyable stout for being 5%.

3
Drake (14033) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Bomber from Belmont Party Supply. Pours very dark brown with a large brown creamy head. Decent head retention. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, some toastiness and a faint hop finish. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, a chalky note, faint fruits and a nutty note. Thin-medium bodied.

3.4
dchmela (3078) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Big thanks to my Secret Santa for this. Pours black with a thick tan head. Nice chocolate, toffee aroma. Taste is smooth with touches of caramel, chocolate and some roasted grain. Decent stout.

2.8
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Bomber bottle and served in Bells snifter: Nearly opaque deep brown with an initial huge over carbonated head that does fade, almost no lace despite the initial rocky head. The aroma has notes of walnut, chocolate, roast, char, raisin, oxidization, herbal hops, earthy and leathery. The taste is roasty and toasty with some chocolate and coffee notes, herbal bitterness. Earthy yeast and cardboardy. The mouth feel is light and fizzy, ashy and earthy. Overall, an average stout at best but lacks depth and is uninteresting. Still it is at least far better than the IPA I had from this brewery earlier. It is like homebrew 101.


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