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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Creamy, robust, Irish style dry stout, full of flavors from deep-roasted barley malts. The slight hint of chocolate is born of the meticulous marriage of malts and hops. Originating in Ireland, and now brewed here in Texas, this is a beer for those who desire a big taste.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (11366) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Draft at the source. Almost black, solid beige head with great retention. Aroma of deeply roasted coffee. Taste is smooth dark coffee, cocoa. Very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerenberger (1431) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2014
On tap @ Blue Star- Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, with hints of vanilla. Pours a midnight black with a persistent creamy tan head and abundant lacing. Rich rewarding palate. Roasted malts, milk chocolate. Smooth and very creamy mouthfeel. Overall, the taste, while not robust is, it is very satisfying. This is a well made and very drinkable stout.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttutony (651) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Deep brown with a tan head. Faint aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Medium body, fairly dry, chocolate malt notes predominate alongside toasted flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1811) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2014
On tap at the brewpub in San Antonio where it was presented as an Irish stout and called "Spire Stout" with an ABV = 5.35. Appearance: Pours clear but nearly opaque and black in the wine glass. The semi-durable head leaves little lacing. Feel: Near medium body and light carbonation. Flavor: Rather hoppy for a stout, so American Stout?. Plenty of dark malt flavor with a bit of hops. Medium bold for style. . O: very good.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shanebrews (175) - Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2014
This stout pours dark brown but not black with a creamy head that retains well. The aroma is rich and displays a distinctive dark chocolate character. The beer is medium bodied and smooth. A solid, if light, stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (3867) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Location: Draft at the Brewpub, 1/23/14

Aroma: The nose is roasty and nutty, with some lactose and coffee as well
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a creamy tan colored head
Flavor: The flavor is much like the nose, quite roasty and nutty, lots of malty flavors
Palate: The body is medium, fairly creamy on the mouth, with a dry, roasty finish
Overall Impression: I thought this was a fairly solid stout. In the style, I found it one of the better offerings at Blue Star. Not too shabby...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Black pour, thick head, wonderful lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, some chocolate and nuts. Balanced taste, with flavors following the aroma. Pleasant, a decent stout.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (4014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Tap at brewery. Dark dark brown with a silky light khaki head. Creamy nutty roasty chocolate aroma, with a little black malt bitterness. Flavor starts pretty milky sweet with dark malts and cocoa, but quickly turns to a medium creaminess through to the finish, with a little aftertaste of dark roast malts.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brucebruce81 (254) - Wyoming, USA - OCT 10, 2012
This beer was ok it was the best of the 6 beers here on tap it is the only one i would order

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2033) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Draft sampler pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and cocoa. Taste is malts, cocoa , chocolate and toffee.


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