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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Seasonal springtime Irish-style stout. Named after the many church steeples in Frederick, Maryland where this stout is brewed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (5910) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2006
12 oz bottle, via slob. Pours a clear dark black colored body with some chestnut on the edges, under a small fizzy light brown head that receded quickly. Aroma is very roasty, but not burnt, with lots of chocolate, coffee, and licorice. Light notes of rye, and alcohol. Flavor is very roasty again, with no astringency. Coffee, anise, alcohol, and caramel emerge mid swallow and shine in the fiunish. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with an oily texture and moderate fizzy carbonation. This was pretty darn good overall, much better than I expected. Basic and straightforward, but solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2006
Courtesy of Springslicker. Thank you, Jay. Aroma is roast, coffee, cocoa and mildly of raisins. Body is flat black and holds a slowly diminishing thumb thick mocha head. Fore is heavily of cocoa, chocolate, riasin, treacle/molasses. Has a rich black chocolate bitterness and momentarily touches on blueberries as well. Not really the flavor I expect from a dry Stout, but the flavor I got was pretty damn nice. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3235) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Bottle sampled withStegosaurus. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of, hops, chocolate, and citrus. Flavor is bitter, roast, chocolate,and citrus with a nice dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2006
Bottle sampled with Beerded-one. Pours dark with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, citrus. Flavor is smooth, roast, chocolate, citrus. Good body, good solid brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (3032) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 11, 2006
Poured a dark brown color with brown (not red) edges. The head was initially decent, settled, but provided ok lacing. The aroma was of roasted and chocolate malts. The flavor was the same, roasted coffee with some chocolate. Finished with a sweetness and some chocolate. The mouthfeel was creamy and thick, much like a sweet stout rather than a dry stout, but who am I to change that? As doulos said, very good for the price. However, I must personally say that this one gets lost in the "pretty good" versions of the style (not excellent, just pretty nice).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13314) - Washington DC, USA - APR 27, 2006
(12oz bottle) Clear red-black body topped by a small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, coffee, roast, some chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, coffee, roast, some cherry, chocolate, light grape. Syrupy medium-full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nuffield (4082) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2006
I left this in my refrigerator for some time, thinking that I would share it with Lumpy at some point and/or that it would be crap. But I didn’t have anything else new to pop open tonight so I just had to open it. And it was really good! Rich dark brown with yellow edges and a caramel head. Roasted and chocolate aroma, suggesting some hops there. Really satisfying flavor of dry roasted coffee and chocolate, with a hint of grape. It’s like World Wide Stout Lite. Well, very light (maybe that’s not a good comparison except in raw flavor). Fluffy, enjoyable palate, somewhat more oily in the end. Very much lingering with burnt bitterness. Definitely a worthy beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2006
12oz bottle via trade with slob! thanks Bert! Pours black with a short tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, and some chocolate. Flavor is mostly roasted coffee, a little bit of chocolate though and a nice dry finish. Easy drinking smooth and medium bodied on the palate. A nice example of a good dry stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2006
I love the dry espresso flavor and finish. Beautiful pour, and a nice nocse of malt and just enough sweet to propell this above the herd.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 29, 2006
bottle from chevy chase liquors. aroma is intense roasted coffee, chocolate. medium body, with a solidly malty fore (lots of caramel, biscuity malts) and a roasty, almost dry finish. good, but a bit too close to espresso for my liking.

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