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Review by tavernjef on 11/12/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
70 3 8 14 3 7 2010
This is a stout? I wasn't to impressed with it other then its appearance and smell - this was an average stout. But since its a DogfishHead I gave them the benefit of the doubt. Color was very dark brown and had a solid froth of light tan hues. Smell was nice, little smokey, some hop presence, cocoa, and grainy wild rice maybe. Taste was a little watery and not solid enough for a stout for me. It has some smokey grain, coffee thing going on, nice hints, but not enough for an eyebrow raise. Felt a bit creamy and finished a tad lighter then I was expecting. Some bitterness from the hops and a hint of smoked grain or cocoa lingers. Its just below a good stout in my book. Could be bolder and thicker. Actually wouldn't serve bad for a summer stout.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Oxymoron on 11/15/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
68 1 8 15 3 7 2009
Chic or Ree? Pours a mostly black color with some reddish hues around the edges. A tan head with good retention and limited lacing.

The nose is a bit muddled overall. Roast and coffee notes are very distinct and really hide some of the other aromas. A light charcol almost smoke and a hint of chicory. Would have like a bit more chicory based off of advertisement. Some woody and earthy notes blend with an odd chalky and slight vegi aroma as well. Yeast is a bit muddled as well.

The flavor is similar. The chocolate comes out a bit more and not as astringent as would have expected. Some lactic notes as well, more of a milk sugar thing. A bit of a spice with chicory and pepper. Some chalkiness as well. The yeast is noticeable with some esters and phenolics. Some bandaid notes but light.

They body is closer to moderate than full. Some minor astingency notes. Carbonation is light but ok. Overall some noticeable off note but nothing overally offensive. Would like to see a bit more chicory as well.

Served In: Pint Glass

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