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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 209   ABV: 6.98%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A stout in every way except IBU. An India Black Ale (IBA). Our guess of what may have been shipped around the horn of Africa to stout-loving British soldiers in India. Starts with an immediate smokiness followed by the familiar bitter of the extended hops bill. Then balanced by the more complex sugars found in honey not being fully processed into alcohol by the yeast. Thus exposing the logical fallacy that stouts cannot be heavily hopped.

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3.8
NachlamSie (3483) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Pint at the brewery. The menu here lists this as a stout and I have to say I agree with the current menu. The pour is quite dark with an everlasting head sporting complex topography. This dark tan head is evidence of a bit more dark roasted malt than a Black IPA, more like a stout. The aroma is straight up American stout. Rich espresso and cacao make up the malty notes with grapefruit and pine highlighting things a bit. The palate is full with aggressive roast and espresso, more indicative of a stout. Subtle ale yeast notes provide hidden fruitiness. Decent body and appropriate residual sugar. Bitterness is pretty high, giving great balance to the malty body. The finish is roasty and bittersweet. Quite an enjoyable American style stout.

3.5
Marheb (5755) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 15, 2016
(En fût à la source): Cendré, chocolaté, anisé et assez moelleux pour divertir.

3.7
Derek881 (1272) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Enjoyed a pint at the brewery in Nederland. Thick black color with a deep Ruby hue and a very large, super creamy head with excellent retention cling, and lacing. Coffee, chocolate, earthy and roasty aroma with light malt and some bread and grain for balance. Taste was mostly sweet with chocolate, coffee, and caramel malt, along with a slight earthy and grainy bitterness. It was mostly wet and fairly creamy with good carbonation and a nice smooth finish. Chose not to add the tsmptingshot of espresso..

3
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Tao from Very Nice. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is roadty, lots of chocolate and vanilla, sweet. Taste is easy, smooth, extremely thin...lacking body. Disappointing.

3.9
Ratman197 (14834) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2014
On tap at Very Nice poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, bakers malt and coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, coffee and bakers cocoa with a smooth dry lingering coffee finish.

3.7
kevinator (2205) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Good beer. Roasted malt and floral and pine aromas. Dark as a stout with a creamy head. Medium bodied with strong carbonation, which tended to move it away from stout territory. Bitterness and toast up front that lingered into a woody and slightly smoky maltiness.

3
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Poured from tap to glass. Dark hue with creamy brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, floral, coffee. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and slightly sharp carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness with an astringent bitter following and slight floral finish. Overall this was a bit one dimensional but not bad.

4.1
ogiergrove (120) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Nearly black with nice toasty coffee nose. Rich chocolate notes, you almost can't taste the 70 ibus ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
arminjewell (9664) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Pour on tap at Rackhouse pub, dark brownish black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of roast, coffee, chocolate, nice orange and grapefruit notes mix into some pine and grass, slight spicy notes. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate, roast, some grass, pine, sweet caramel and orange going into a slight spicy note, finishing fairly bitter, slightly sweet.

2.9
notalush (5875) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Tap at Rackhouse - black pour with.a sudsy tan head - fair creamy in the mouth - quite sweet for the style, with notes of milk chocolate at first - some moderate roast and acidity later, followed by minty hops - oily finish, with a bit a vegetal character poking through - some off fusel flavors in the finish, too - has potential, but I am not digging it - and since they no longer sell taster pours here because it was "too much of a pain," I am now stuck with a full pint - meh.


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