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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 6, 2003
RateBeer Summer 2003: Brown ruby color, light roasted aroma, stale taste. A bit boring and lacking of any real taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 6, 2003
Light slightly sweet stout, softly roasted grains. Medium bodied, dry yes ... Nice chocolate finish...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCW (1278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2003
Dark brown, roast aroma, coffee flavored, slight to moderate bitterness. Dry finish. As dry stouts go this one is better that most and worst than the rest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JUL 3, 2003
Strongly chocolatey aroma, some faint charred wood. Ebony in color with a tan, creamy head. Highly roasted, toasty flavors, some semi-sweet chocolate and espresso bean. Somewhat grainy, dry finish, and just a tad of fading hop. Good stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Terminus (3567) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2003
bottle-RBSG-6/28/03. Aroma on this was very similar to bells oatmeal stout-sweet and full of chocolate notes. Appearance was somewhat light for a stout-light visible on rim of glass. flavor was pretty standard for the style. not much to say, other than a solid offering

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (5668) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2003
This brew pours a medium head of brown bubbles and a opaque black body. It has a strong alcohol aroma and a coffee flavor. It was a very enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2003
Loved it! Black as night. Dark roasted coffee is predominant with nice touches of vanilla and cocoa. Perfect for a stout session. Price is great too. Enjoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2003
4/26/03: bottle.
black body with no lacing. chocolate coffee nose. tastes include honey and malted coffee. bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10612) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2007 Draft... This beer rocks!... Pitch black brew. I’m in a pub/eatery, so there’s no bright light to which I can hold this beer up and see through... so it’s just black! Small, creamy, deeply- tanned head with tight, thick lacework. The aroma is of cocoa, vanilla and rich coffee (Jamaican Blue Mountain). The flavor is of licorice, dark chocolate and espresso up front. Balanced nicely with a grassy and moderately bitter hop presence on the backside. Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, bone-dry, very lightly pungent and crisp finish with a touch of tin and grass at the very end. World class stout!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bwilson (14) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2003
I'm glad I found a six of this one! Very complex caramel and roast barley flavors blend with a great level of hop bitterness. Its creamy, rich, tasty and clean finishing on top of that. Well made beer.

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