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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Seasonal springtime Irish-style stout. Named after the many church steeples in Frederick, Maryland where this stout is brewed.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - APR 17, 2014
17-Apr-14 (12-oz bottle, 2005 release: Obtained in trade with hopscotch, thanks Eric!)
Drank a lot of Steeple Stout in the 90s when I lived in DC, one of my favorites back then. Itís still pretty solid. The beer pours a black body with a short, dark-tan head, fading to a ring. The roasty, chocolaty aromas are very pleasant and enticing, smelling moderately sweet. Itís really tasty on the palate, with prominent flavors of dark chocolate bar and cocoa, with lesser notes of coffee, tobacco, grilled meat, and cola. Light-medium sweetness is nicely balanced by mild, roasty, cacao-like bitterness. The beer is full bodied, medium in carbonation, and soft, smooth, and creamy in mouthfeel. Overall, this is such a perfect stout for me. Itís a little sweet, a little bitter, and a lot delicious. And talk about beautiful cellaring capability, wow!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 25, 2009
Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Smells of roasted malt, spice, some sweet chocolate hints. Tastes dry and earthy with a roasty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4751) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Deep dark brown coloured body with a subtle light brown head. Aroma of grapes, chocolate and light coffee. Medium to Full-bodied; Deep chocolate, coffee and roasted malt flavours throughout the taste. Aftertaste shorly follows with a pleasant sweetness, a good chocolate kick and somewhat of a bitter coffee taste. Overall, a damn good stout - no horrible tastes at all, just good ones! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Normís in Vienna, Virginia on 04-September-2005 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrStitch (138) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Nice aroma, good color, ok taste. Full body with malt and a hint of caramel flavor. A bit on the tart side of things when it comes to taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goodgrief (1792) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Dec 2005 - Beer poured dark color with next to no head and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts. Taste was rich and full...roasty, sweet and even a nice, slightly bitter finish. Well done, esp. for the money.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RSRIZZO (1853) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2007
Had on 9/15/1999. Aroma is a sweet malt scent. Color is deep and dark. Taste is a rich malty body with a roasted malt finish and good bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Blue Ridge Steeple Stout
Date: 07/23/1996
Mode: Bottle
Source: Chevy Chase, DC

black, no head, not much carbonation, rich sweet chocolate aroma, roasted chocolate flavor, roasted aftertaste

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Score: *4
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - APR 3, 2007
Pours a medium black with a small head of tan bubbles. Smells or earthy malts, chocolate and coffee. Nothing out of the ordinary, just a very straight forward, drinking stout. Flavors are also of chocolate, balanced nicely with roasted malts and hops. Alcohol is just right, solid.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
odell (2) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2007 does not count
Good stout. Not too much alcohol, reminds me of an Australian stout like Sheaf, but with less molasses flavor. A very light body for such a nutty, chocolatey beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2006
12 OZ bottle via Slob (thanks!).Pours black with small tan head. Nose is mostly roasted malts, coffee and a bit of chocolate. Taste is the same with a wonderful bittersweet aftertaste. THere are some hops in the finish but they are subdued and balance this out quite nicely. Medium body. Not sure, but there may be some subtle oats in here as well? In any case this is a wonderful stout. And i usually hate dry stouts, so have to say this is the best dry stout i have had.


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