RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Pours black and is an amped-up version of a traditional dry stout. The addition of both roasted barley and dark crystal malted barley give Extra Stout undertones of chocolate, molasses and dried fruit.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (4285) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 11, 2013
A very agreeable stout. Thick and rich with a creamy mouthfeel. Chocolate and coffee with some nice bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (4327) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2013
Une petite bouteille produite le 3 janvier 2013. Une bière presque noire avec une mousse beige. Un nez simple de café, de chocolat et de tabac. Une bouche crémeuse avec des saveurs se raprochant du nez. Facile et agréable sans être trop complexe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (4006) - - OCT 3, 2013
bottle. black with a small tan head. roasted, coffee and chocolate aroma. flavor blends toast, roast, and milk chocolate. medium bodied and silky. void of any unusual estery vinous notes sometimes associated with carribean brewed FEStouts. very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9807) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle. Very dark pour with a small khaki head. Bitter roasted malts, cocoa, coffee. Slight sweetness to balance in a great way. Full flavored. This is excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlainG (2042) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2013
Un mince voile, qui ne recouvre pas la surface au complet et qui contient une multitude de grumeaux en suspension dans ce liquide noir. Le café du matin ressemble à ça, où de le mélasse et de l’anis ne seraient pas très loin de la carafe. Le pain au levain, ou un bon pumpernickel, auquel on retrouve une certaine acidité et une amertume qui s’apparente au café noir, après y avoir ajouté un petit contenant de crème, sont les principales particularités gustatives. On a parfois l’impression que le pain commence à griller. (Embouteillée le 3 jan 2013) (792-240813)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2013
February 2012. From bottle. Black with a tan head. Creamy and smooth. Coffee, chocolate and bitter roasted malt. Good balance and a nice finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9499) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Caramel and chocolate chips lead to a fruity second half in this effervescent Extra Stout.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam tops the brown-edged blackness.
-This doesn’t feel like 8% at all.
-The nose isn’t too exciting for the style.
-Light roastiness is occasionally tasted.
-This was great with steak on the grill.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (5276) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2013
Une petite bouteille née le 3 janvier 2013. Une bière presque noire. De nombreux sédiments en suspension. Un col beige de bonne dimension. Une dentelle qui tente de s’organiser. Pour moi, un nez qui offre un mélange de caramel et de café chocolaté avec des parfums de tabac à pipe. Pour mes papilles, un mélange de notes chocolatées, de fruits foncés, d’épices et de café. Pour mon palais, un corps plutôt dans la normalité avec un pétillement relâché et une texture légèrement crémeuse. Pour la finale, une situation plus ou moins asséchante car touchée par une douceur caramélisée et même chocolatée.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (4054) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Pours a dark brownish-blackish-ruby-hued when held up to the light sorta color. The head is rocky and large with lots of lacing on the glass.

The aroma is complicated & interesting... it comes right away with some chocolate, then some smoke, gives way to to some dark fruit & odd banana esters, there’s some charred wood in there... gracious. I sort of love it, but then I sort of think the banana stuff brings it down a notch. What a delightfully odd smelling beer.

The flavor is similarly strange and somehow delightful, the chocolate flavor is hardly reminiscent of sweet chocolate at all, it’s more like the 80%+ end bitter chocolate, which pretty much is awesome. The beer is far from "dry" though, it’s got a light caramel sweetness to it that makes some of the more bitter and bold flavors work better than maybe they could on their own devices. There is certainly a good lot of roastiness going on here, ashy... espresso like, strong, stark, roastiness. Some of that fruity phenol thing come through but not to the degree that it does in the aroma.
s’a thinker this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1729) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown color. Taste is coffee, chocolate and more hoppy than most stouts. Aroma is coffee.

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