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style
RATINGS: 2410   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A delicious, dark-colored, medium-bodied ale made with roasted malted barley. It has a creamy head and a very rich, yet smooth, malty flavor.
Bittering Hops: Nugget
Beginning Gravity: 14.5 Plato
Finishing Hops: Willamette
Ending Gravity: 3.5 Plato
Malts: Two-row Barley Malt, Caramel Malt, Chocolate Malt, Black Malt, Dextrin Malt

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finn (6815) - Troms, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2006
Bottle 0,355l. Coal black. Creamy head. Modest in aroma, taste and aftertaste - but all the ingredients are here: Roastedness, cocoa, chocolate and bitterness. Well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (3034) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 2, 2006
Not a bad beer, but if it werent brewed by SN, I think this would come out lower on the ratings. Super thin mouthfeel and the head was dud-like. Minimal lacing and the color was brown with lots of red edges. Not bad, but not great. Flavor was dominated by coffee more than anything with some hop bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusgus (235) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2006
Bottled. Jet black colour. Smells of cocoa and chocolate with some citrusy salmiac. Grassy and crisp. Taste is quite bitter and burnt, with some balancing sweetness. A touch of grape fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
snowden719 (130) - Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Deep brown color. Medium brown creamy head. Very rich tasting. Smooth aftertaste. Much less bitter than most porters or stouts, and much smoother than most. Has a very dry, almost crisp taste to it that is unique to it among most porters. Hints of chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2006
Foresty nose shows hops that remain potent despite me having kept that bottle over 6 months. Deepest garnet hue, the topping is dark beige, reducing quickly, but leaving a good sheet of foam. A hefty dose of various dark, nutty, roasty and chocolatey malts wears a grilled almond dominance. Minimal charcoal hints. Expressive earthy, woody hops make for a great blending with the roast, the little acidity that there is to it avoids to be overly citric and while it has a certain lactic aspect to it, it is layered within the chocolate maltiness to give the impression of a chocolate milk more than a roast/acid combat. Decent lenght keeps the roast and ashey malt vs. woody hops in mind. Medium bodied, rather firm in texture, active fine bubbled-carbonation though the palate leaves little distinguishing impression. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KUEric (949) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2006
Bottle: A good brew, bbut not a ton in the way of complexity and variety. Fairly standard.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (3031) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2010 12 oz. bottle. In my shaker glass, it pours a very dark but still recognizable brown. Tan head fluffs up like egg whites and is still here after two minutes. Smell is of lighter stout roasts, with a few burnt popcorn pieces. Taste is good ol dark barley malt; a little coffee and chocolate, a touch of conditioning yeast. Fair sweetness is well offset by hops with just a touch of western hop distinction, but well within limits. A great American variation on a classic style.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2006
Wonderfully dark, syrupy pour. Pillowy tan head, 2 fingers, receded to skim with a half inch of dense lace. Aromas of sweet malt, dark fruit, caramel, molasses, chocolate, coffee and earth. Full flavor features smoky roasted malt, peat, scotch, dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, fig and prune. Lush viscuous consistency allowing the flavor to develop until you swallow. Nice hoppy bitter finish. A new favorite.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2006
The pour was very watery, with a lot of carbonation. Head was big. Coffee and a touch of chocolate smell. Tastes like a water downed coffee with a overpowering bitterness at the end. Very malty too!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Furseth (2131) - Kunglv, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2006
Bottle: Dark red coluor, with a creamy nice foam. Full body, with a lots of malty ness i the aroma, long biter Cofee finish.


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