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RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
American Stout, full-bodied, roasted, and highly hopped.
Each dawn is clear. Cold air bites the throat. Thick frost on the pine bough. Leaps from the tree snapped by the diesel. On the darkest days of the year, light becomes a luxury. Just when you think you cannot penetrate the darkness... SNAP! Light pierces through the roasted pine forest.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
LilBeerDoctor (3820) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2011 Can. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of bitter hops and yeast (reminiscent of all the other Sixpoint canned beers), mild roasted malt. Flavor of roasted malt, cocoa up front with bitter hops in the finish. Tasty stout. 7/4/7/4/15 [3.7/5]

Had a second can of this and it was off. Astringent, watery malt which did not blend with the yeast, and off flavors. I would have said maybe its just the one can, but when the 3rd can was consumed and it was also bad, Ive got to question the canning process and change my rating. I hope sixpoint can get this right. 6/4/5/2/11 (2.8/5)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (5727) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Whole Foods, DC P st, 4-pack cans ($10): Pours almost totally black, with a light brown head. Aroma has toffee, hops, sugar, roasted malts, and a weird permutation of chocolate. Taste is milky, chocolatey, and a bit sweet at the front and then it goes in for the hoppy bitterness towards the back (never really a dark chocolate kind of bitterness in my opinion). Some smoky notes in there as well. Body is pretty light for a stout, but this make it very sessionable. As someone else had noted, this certainly does have resonances of a Black IPA. Good stuff; full of flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2011
From notes. On tap @ Sierra Sixpoint dinner, beer #2. Pours out a pitch black hue, coffee head. Aromas are big and roasty, malts galore, cocoa, vanilla, seems rich. Palate is surprisingly creamy, malts up front with an interesting lactose finish. Its smooth, and with a seemingly lower ABV it really works. The mid is a bit thin and would have gotten a higher rating if it was a bit more full bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sailracer (486) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Cask. Light head with a slightly roasted malt aroma. Very smooth with limited carbonation as you would expect from a cask stout. Flavor was roasted malt, but not overpowering. Very drinkable. A decent stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 3, 2011
A - Pours a rich black-brown color with a huge tan-brown creamy/frothy covering of head. The head hangs around forever, still lingering as a finger of head leaving behind tons of thick lace. S - Aroma is full of roasted caramel and chocolate aromas. There is also a bit of coffee and lactate as well as a bit of earth hops as well. T - Starts off with lots of roasted caramel malts and chocolate flavors. There is also a bit of coffee as well in the background. Through the middle, some lactate sweetness and a bit of earthy hop bitterness come through. The finish is a mix of roasted caramel malts, chocolate, and oak and vanilla flavors that linger really nicely. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The beer feels super smooth and creamy. There are some nice roasted and sweet flavors that linger nicely and warm the mouth. D - Super drinkable. The beer feels really nice and smooth but still bursting with flavors. The roasted flavors are very rich and full. There is also a nice balance of flavors from start to end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1878) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2011
growler fill from whole foods: nice dry stout, roasty malts and some nuts. Piney yeast througout and a nice dry finish, full bodied and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroSpud (2112) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Sample at Julios Spring Beerfest. This was definitely the best of the Sixpointers I tasted. Not a great stout but quite drinkable. Nice smoky roast tastes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2964) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2011
Deep brown cloudy pour orange hue creamy beige head sticky lacing .... aroma of roasted and sweet malts with a little chocolate ... sweet and sticky mouthfeel raosted malts light chocolate and a bitter hop punch and some citrusy hop as well .... dry bitter hop finish .... a nice sessionable stout enjoyed the hop flavors as well

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alobar (3631) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2011
Nice lacing. Good color-cola brown with a tan head. Aroma of hops, roasted malt and coffee. Flavor had mostly hops, pine, and roasted malt. Thin consistency makes it more like a black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - APR 13, 2011
Cask at Get Real NY. Pours dark brown. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Taste is fairly full bodied, bitter, roasty finish.

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