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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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Our only named beer to date. Its' honorary status is in tribute to its' designer, Allen Rhoades, a fellow brewer who captured a blue ribbon at the Western Washington State Fair when it was entered as a homebrew. It's everything a stout should be. Rich and hearty, not thick and overpowering, comes complete with a creamy head. Chocolate and crystal malts along with roasted barley combine to create the wonderful flavor. Compliments deserts well: try one in place of a cup of coffee.

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3.5
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Name: Rhoades’ Scholar
Date: September 08, 2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark brown. fine beige head
Aroma: sweet dark chocolate and roasted malt aroma
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich chocolate and dark caramel flavor, nice sweetness from the caramel brings out tge chocolate, roasted malts add balance
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

3.7
alexsdad06 (10430) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2008
12 oz. bottle courtesy of my Secret Santa. Pours a dark, dark brown color with a large tan head that patiently fades into a creamy crown. The aroma is roasted malt and mediumsweet dark chocolate. The flavor is also heavy on the roasted malt and dark chocolate. Additionally, a significant shot of coffee slips in at the end. Medium to full bodied and creamy smooth drinking brew. This is a solid stout indeed.

3.1
arminjewell (9675) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2011
Pours dark brown almost black with off white head, fizzy carbonation. Aroma has notes of roast, some crystal malt, touch of chocolate. Taste is a bit thin, but has notes of chocolate, dark fruit, caramel, before finishing roasted. Not bad, a bit watery and thin, but overall decent flavors.

3.1
3fourths (9347) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2003
Aroma of milk and hazelnut. Medium body, roasted coffee and malts up front, but takes a weird left turn in the middle of the tongue... soemthing like a cut lawn... or a bad cucumber... an odd vegetables/grass flavor which kills any points it was going to earn. The finish has a warming scotch quality along with a creamy texture.

3.4
b3shine (8875) - Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Bottle to pint (from notes). Looks solid; pretty heady for a stout though. Pitch black. Smells decent; malty. Tastes good. The lactose serves it well. Nice and smooth. Mouthfeel is decent, but very carbonated. Overall, a decent beer that I’d definitely have again.

3.3
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2005
Poured black with a little dark brown around the edges. Small tan head that receded rather quickly. Aroma was full of roasty chocolate and coffee malts. Dry and bitter when it first hit the palate. That was followed by the same roasty flavors from the aroma. Dry coffee finish. Medium-bodied, but seemed to have a cola-like consistency. Not exceptional, but worth a shot.

3.8
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Pours a rich oily opaque with a thin tan head. Aroma is lightly caramely sweet and very roasty with hints of dark fruit complexity. Body starts robust and silky with a nice malty sweetness before a bittersweet, mildly dry, roasted finish. Very nice for a regular stout. A little more malt and this could be imperial.

3.5
HogTownHarry (6925) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2006
Bottle (12oz). via trade with Ughsmash. Poured dark opaque bubbly brown with a decent fizzy brown head. Roasty aroma - fruity malt, cola sweetness, nut oils, wet leaves - not bad. Taste is surprisingly bitter - cola/fruit dark roast malt, some chocolate and mild mocha, hops - but the finish is still a little cola-sweet. Mouthfeel is decently carbonated, bitter, slightly watery - like a lot of stouts, needs more body, and a little sweet, but decently roasty.

3.7
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2005
Bottle: Opaque, dark brown edges, large light brown foamy head, sticky lacing.   Roasted malt, apple/pear skin in the nose.   Fairly sweet roasted malt flavor, soft fig/raisin, a bit of apple/pear skin.   Low IBUs.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Roasty finish, lingering fruity notes.   Not light, but not big, but otherwise very enjoyable.   Thanks Mr Dick!


3.1
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2006
12 oz bottle, via NachlamSie. Pours a pitch black colored body under a large fizzy and foamy light brown head that has good retention. Aroma is quite roasty with a good dose of coffee, burnt malt, cocoa, chalk, and a bit of caramel. Flavor is roasty and fruity up front with a little bit of coffee. Finishes slightly sour with some ashy burnt malt, caramel, and cocoa. The mouthfeel is extremely fizzy to the point where it actually foams up as soon as it hits the tongue. This seems to be in the very early stages of an infection that is wreaking havoc on the carbonation level. Overall, if the carbonation of this had been a little more pleasing then it would have fared much better overall. It would be worth a try I think.


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