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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2003
This was a pretty good Stout. Pours a dark black/mahogany color with a thick light brown head. Decent lacing. Pleasant coffee dominates the aroma. The flavor is a well-balanced roasty mixture of coffee, malt and caramel. This is right there with Bell's Java Stout in the coffee flavoring, and it is still present in the finish. I liked this, and it is not very expensive either.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 15, 2002
Opaque mahogany. Reducing, foamy espresso head. Light carbonation. Aroma of burnt chocolate, barley, wisps of vinous fruit and coffee. Mellow with a tender carbonation. Deep, dark roasted malt flavors and a coating of mildly sweet caramel. Medium body. Rich, coffee aftertaste and a bitter spruce sap hop charge, though tamed with age. Best before date July 30, 2002. Hardly shows it’s age though. Quite robust and just sweet enough to keep it from being stark. Tangy aftertaste develops as it warms further. Finishes smooth, intensely roasted and deeply flavored with bittersweet chocolate, caramel and a black malt twang. A burly Irish stout.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2002

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Panzuriel (1282) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2002
Very dark liquid. Nice neat head. Nice sweet aroma a little chocolaty. Roasted malt reminds me of a Dark roast with some vanilla flavoring added. Very happy.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2002
UPDATED: APR 16, 2003 Very black, has a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate and vinious fruit. Chocolate and coffee flavor. Bitter/coffee finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beer Guy99 (250) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2002
Sweet wine-like aromas drift from the thick tan head. Pleasant chocolate and coffee flavors abound. A bitter-sweet treat from an Irish-style stout that is brewed especially for St. Patrick’s Day. All American ingredients make it quite different from Guinness or Murphy’s. Although this stout isn’t charged with nitrogen and doesn’t hold a head as long as the aforementioned Irish brands, it is more enjoyable and complex throughout and a better all around stout.


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