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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bold and complex from a tremendous amount of roasted malts, yet smooth and rich from the addition of oats. Dissent has its own opinion of what a dark beer should be.

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3.9
travita (5003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle. The look is dark, black in color, nice tan colored head. The smell is roast, chocolate, coffee, malts, and hops. The taste is roast, coffee, malt, coffee, chocolate, and good.

3.9
jkwalking05 (4735) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Black with a decent brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, oat, coffee. Taste is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, oats...smooth.

3.7
jsquire (4488) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2016
Dark beer with a sticky, foamy brown head. Rich nose of dark toast and coffee. Big sweet molasses and brown sugar flavors. Coffee and milk chocolate, burnt toast and a green hop bitterness. This is a tasty, big stout.

3.8
edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2015
22 oz bottle pours black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, grain, and coffee . Taste is coffee, dark chocolate and malts.

3.8
IrishBoy (4199) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Bomber from DalzAle. Nose is coffee, roast, chocolate, and a tinge of burnt. Black with a medium cinnamon tan head. Flavor is chocolate, a hint of bitterness, and roasted coffee beans. Very solid stout!

3.8
Nuffield (4171) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Rather enjoyable--in fact, it stood out against a backdrop of other typical-range craft beers. Very dark, good roasted nose, rich chocolate flavors with nothing off-putting. Good dry, low-hops profile. Very drinkable. And at $4.99 for a bomber, this is very good value. Bottle.

3.5
theisti (4126) - Kansas, USA - DEC 5, 2011
22 oz bottle purchased at The Four Firkins in St Louis Park, Minnesota. Pour is a deep black brown, with a smallish light khaki head. Aroma is roast, ash, and some general sweet molasses malt. Taste starts quite dry with mineral, gypsum, the roast, the char, and then dries out with ashiness in the back. Really none of the sweetness from the nose is present, its really all about the ash and char. Palate is medium to light bodied, finish is all about the dry ashiness. A bit heavy on the ashy character. Nice enough, and certainly a unique take on the style.

3.4
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle from Skyview. Dark brown with a thin tan crown. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and some coffee. Taste in line with aroma with heavy roasted notes.

3.6
reggiedunlop (3724) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Pours black with a thick mocha head. Aroma is burnt with bitter dar chocolate and molasses. Flavor is mostly burnt with a hint of dark chocolate...touch of anise. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with a lightly burnt finish.

3.6
Brigadier (3680) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2015
22 ounce bottle
A solid and affordable release puts Steel Toe squarely on my radar for future visits to the Minneapolis area. Better examples may exist but few blend its balance of flavor with a price point that doesn’t stretch the budget. If you are in the area give at least one of their drafts / bottles a shot.

Aroma / Appearance - A fluid ebony black base seeps from the bottle into the bottom of the glass like molten char. Mocha head dances on top along with slick legs. Chocolate, roast coffee, dry malts, and sweet hazel shimmer in the air as they balance a light roasted texture against the bitterness of fresh hops.

Flavor / Palate - Black coffee with a splash of skim milk immediately singes the tongue with a tease of malts. Bittersweet dark chocolate unfolds over the course of subsequent sips. A refreshing dry finish leaves traces of wood and hops. The total package drinks easily for a 7% ABV release with only a handful of small things keeping it from being truly world class.


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