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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
St. Stan’s Dark is a dark colored (20.2 SRM), top fermented beer made in the Altbier style of Dusseldorf Germany, with low carbonation and a smooth, malty medium bitter taste. The color and rich full coffee/chocolate flavors are produced from blended caramel and chocolate roasted malts. The bittering hops are Fuggles and Bullion and the aromatic hops are Cascades.

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argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2002
Tasting Notes from Fall 2000: Smoky, chocolatey. Good bitterness that works very well with its mild sweetness

slowrunner77 (12804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
"a dark mahogony laced beer and roasted/burnt malt nose greets you...body is a little on the thin side, but ok...flavor is pretty nicely balanced, but has a slight metallic aftertaste. not bad, not great."

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: St. Stan’s Dark Alt
Date: 01/01/1995
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Sandy Springs

dark, strong hops

Aroma: 2/10; Appearance: 2/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 2/10; Overall: 5/20
Rating: 1.1/5.0
Score: 4
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JPDIPSO (6286) - Wauwatosa, USA - DEC 30, 2002
Amber with a ruby tint. Smaller tan head. Carmelized malts dominate the nose. Fairly light in body, but smooth with a touch of carbonation zip. Touch of zest distracts form the malt. Too much bitterness for style.

Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2005
Bottle: This poured a dark ruby-brown color with a rapidly fading tan head. Not a bad brew, but it seemed quite unlike the handful of altbiers that I’ve had to date. This had a strong chocolate, coffee, and smoke aroma. Nicely carbonated, it had a roasted malt flavor supported by the same coffee, chocolate, and smoke that appeared in the aroma. The finish is oddly sticky and sweet. Alt?

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beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
Dark brown color, Medium head. Roasted malts, nearly no hops, little bitterness. Nice, simple beer. Good flavor.

Crit (4057) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2002
Deep brown, thick lasting tan head.Faint light malt taste.Lightly roasted flavor. I have to disagree I fould it rather underflavored

DarkElf (3066) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 13, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Wine Time in La Jolla, CA) On the dollar shelf, so I’m not expecting much here, but you never know. There isn’t a whole lot of carbonation release as I open this beer, and a light-tan sheen is slow to form on the pour, but much quicker to dissipate to a small ring. The body is a very dark ruddy-brown with a slight translucence. I’m surprised at how flavorful this beer is, and that oxidation seems pretty mild. It’s malty and moderately sweet, with brown sugar and molasses. There’s plenty of mildly bitter, dark roasted malts, chocolate and coffee, more than I expected from an alt, and the rather potent smokiness in the finish is a pleasant surprise. There is an overtone of green peppers with a very slight spicy character and slightly astringent bitterness. It’s an old bottle of beer, so the moderate earthy flavor is not surprising, and is actually adds a positive note to the overall flavor. The nose is sweet, earthy and malty, with a slight smoky quality. Body is medium "plus", and despite the signs of poor carbonation, it’s gently carbonated, but not flat. All in all, a decent beer with a few minor issues from the age, but given that this is probably a few years old, I think the beer has held up remarkably well. Not bad at all, although it’s considerably different from any of the other altbiers I’ve tried. I’m cool with that though.

gripweed57 (2862) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2017
From old tasting notes. Splendid deep mahogany brown color. Immense creamy tan head tops off a cascade of fine bubbles. Sweetish roasted malt aroma with hints of chocolate and cinnamon. Roasted malt coffee-like flavor with very little carbonation.mmore reminiscent of a bock than an Alt. Lacks body, though somewhat flavorful. Bittersweet hoppy finish.

austinpowers (2831) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 11, 2002
This is an unusual twist on the alt style, IMHO. It's an extremely roasty, chocolatey altbier that's heavy on some nice malt and possesses solid hop balance. Very enjoyable.

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