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RATINGS: 152   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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3.6
notalush (5883) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2006
This has been in our fridge for a while - can’t really remember where it came from, but I’m sure I owe thanks to someone - large tan head over an opaque body with lots of floaties - aroma of wood, sweet cream, crystal malt - very woody for a stout, with a heavy coffee roastiness - high but soft carbonation in the mouth - slight grape and anise - quite a nice stout.

3
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2005
I liked the taste of this solid brown brew, a roasted malt with a good helping of chocolate, some dark coffee, and a touch of nutty bitterness in the finish. It looked just fine, too. But I swear, there was NO AROMA AT ALL. None of the other folk present at the The LoSBD meeting could detect one either. Weird.

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3
heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 3, 2004
Very dark black with a thin tan head. Aroma is fresh cut grass, vanilla beans and a touch of coffee with cream in it. The taste is fairly full. A nice dry character with some coffee, grass and cinnamon. Strange feeling at the back of the mouth. It is hard to place, but something like a flat cola? Smells great, but the taste let me down.

3.8
badgerben (5213) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Dark brown color with no head and little carbonation. Coffee aroma. Sweet chocolate and coffee taste with a good malty kick as well. Tasty!

3.5
muzzlehatch (4963) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2006
Draught sample at the brewpub, late July 2006. Black but not opaque with faint light showing through at the edges and a dark ring of lasting head....quite sweet chocolaty, caky nose with perhaps a hint of cherry liqueur, coffee bitterness arrives late and cola notes also impinge on the senses, quite complex and beautiful....milky, licorice-inflected dark chocolate body, faint hints of cherry and light-roast coffee, touches of alcohol, really tasty stuff but the body is on the thin side and the parts just don’t quite add up to brilliance. Still the best sample I had by far at this brewpub.

3.3
ChainGangGuy (4895) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2007
Appearance: Pours a dark brown body with red-hued edges and a wispy, thin tan head. Smell: Sweet-smelling, malty nose with hints of dark chocolate and a light roastiness. Taste: Starts with ample semi-sweet chocolate and a good measure of coffee in the flavor. Mild caramel notes. The finish is roasty, almost ashen. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Fizzy carbonation. Drinkability: Would be much better if they’d ease up on the carbonation.

3.9
ads135 (4716) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 12, 2013
This is a better than average stout. Dark in character, rich and roasty. Nothing particularly distinctive, but everything on tack.

2.5
tiggmtl (4544) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2005
Very roasty hickory and coffee aroma. Opaque black body with low cover of tan head that recedes to ring. Very roasty and somewhat sulfurous flavour. Medium body is quite dry with sharp, pointy carbonation. Bottle sampled at DenverLogan’s GABF 2005 wrap-up.

3.1
johnnnniee (4344) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 24, 2011
Received in trade from azaaron, thanks for the opportunity. The bottle opened with a noticeably load pop, no foam over, but the first pour filled my glass with foam. It took a good 15 minutes from opening until I was able to sample this brew. Pours a solid dark brown color with faint ruby highlights when held to light. Aromas of light chocolate, caramel and tart fruit. Not a whole lot going on in the aroma. The taste has all the right players in the game. Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and caramel with a modicum of dark fruits. The mouthfeel is ruined by the over carbonation every sip has co2 sharply piercing the front of my tongue and sometimes expanding bubbles fill my mouth. Medium bodied beer. Once the bubbles settled down this became quite a tasty brew. I’d love to try another of these sometime and re rate.

3
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2008 Thanks to Fantomas23 for the bottle!
Chestnut with large, foamy tan head. Nose is huge sweet sugar, prune, apple, wood, a little lactic. Odd nose, almost sour-like refreshing in the sugar-fruit combination. Roast shows up in the flavor, along with sugar and more fruit, and yet again a lactic sour quality. Quite odd. Moderate body but too carbonated and rather sticky. Odd stout, probably approaching the Dubbel category with some odd sour elements present.


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