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2X Stout

November, 2015
Judges Rating: 
89
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
35 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
17 / 20

A chocolate bar fragrance emerged upon first pour accompanied by an alcoholic warmth along with faint traces of fruity esters, creating a unique bouquet of aromas. This beer was very dark brown in color and opaque with a medium khaki-colored head, which dissipated quickly. 

Although chocolate malt was omnipresent in the flavor profile, the overall roast character was of a burnt nature balanced with a sugary sweetness and a dry, almost puckering, finish. As was the case in the aroma, an alcoholic warmth comes through cleanly. Body was medium to full and quite smooth and was aided somewhat by lower carbonation levels

This Tropical Stout is well-done and offers a singular drinking experience.

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