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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our darkest ale is smooth and full-bodied with a roasty malt flavor and creamy texture enhanced by the addition of oatmeal. When carbonated and served with our nitrogen blend, this beer has the look and feel of a chocolate milkshake. Distinctive coffee, oatmeal and chocolate flavors dominate this staff favorite. A subtle hop finish rounds out this vision of perfection.

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2.7
Drake (13728) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2011
Served on nitro at the brewpub. Pours a very dark brown color with a large brown head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of bitter roasted malts, chocolate and a clay-like note. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, lactic notes, tart cherries. Medium bodied.

3.2
BeerandBlues2 (13307) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Tap. Pours black with a large, creamy tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is chocolate and roast malt, dark fruits, leather yeast, earthy and minty hops. Flavor is medium hops, roast malt and bitterness, leather yeast, dark fruits and a dry finish. Medium-light body, low warmth and carbonation.

3.6
hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2008 On tap at the Stewarts Brew Pub. Poured a dark brown with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of roasted malts, light chocolates and light fruits. Tastes of light chocoaltes with a light coffee finish. Smooth and creamy, if somewhat thinner, nitro body. 7 4 6 3 13 KSBF ’08. Increased the numbers as I liked this one this time around!

3
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2009
on nitro-pours a retaining tan head that laces and black color with red. Aroma is sweet dark malt/oat-molasses. Taste is sweet dark malt/oat-molasses/burnt, hint of earthy hops.

3.4
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 07/26/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

solid black, creamy tan head, lots of drippy sheets of lace, roasted malt aroma with slightly sweet chocolate, creamy body, rich roasted flavor, lots of dark chocolate, touch of coffee character, mostly dry with only a touch of sweetness for balance to the roasted, light bitter clean finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 9/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+/4

4.1
DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2005
First of all, this one is smooth as silk. Dark pour with big nitro head. Aroma of roasty malt, chocoff, some prunes. Tastes roasty malty, with chocoff, and a smooth, rich mouthfeel. Very good.

3.7
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2009
On tap at brewpub. Pours a flat black body with a creamy brown nitro head. The nose is roasty and chocolaty with a minimal contribution of oats and coffee. The flavor is pretty solid, nice roast character without being over-roasted or bitter, cocoa powder, some earthy oat and a bit of nuttiness. Light bitterness on the finish. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel, the nitro does this Stout a lot of good, which I don’t always find to be the case. Overall, pretty good, and probably the best of the three that I had that night.

3.4
egajdzis (6580) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Poured an opaque black color with a medium sized, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, light smoke, vanilla extract, and diactyl. Taste of chocolate, roast, anise, dried fruits, walnuts, and more diactyl. Enjoyable, though the butteriness of the aroma and taste was somewhat off-putting. And this should be a fresh batch, as they were all out when I was here 2 weeks ago.

4
ben4321 (6503) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Location: On tap at the Brew Pub, 8/12/09

Aroma: Coffee, oat, chocolate, roasty, light earthy hops
Appearance: Black color with a long lasting brown head
Flavor: Nice roasted malt flavor, flavors are similar to the nose, bit of hop in the finish, rich and flavorful
Palate: Long duration, full body, smooth and creamy
Overall Impression: This was a really nice beer, nice complex nose, and a big taste that had enough hop balance to keep it from being overly malty. Really well done.

3.5
sonnycheeba (5988) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Draft @ brewpub. Pours dark brown with light tan head; some lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor mirrors the nose, which starts and finishes very smooth. A good, solid stout.


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