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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Draught @ Blue Star - Pours a thin dk cola brown with a medium sized beige head...aroma is cocoa and malt, very light roast...flavour is similar, thin and watery, roasted malt, some gritty grain and light chocolate...finish is thin, decent flavour for the style...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7432) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2015
San Antonio, TX - on tap at Blue Star. Creamy mocha colored head, nice sticky lacing, deep dark black pour. Chocolate and topsoil in the aroma. Solid bittersweet baker’s chocolate, some topsoil notes, a hint of licorice in the back end. Nice dry mouthfeel. Asked the bartender what his favorite was and he suggested this - glad I listened.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (2380) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Draft to taster at brew pub pour opaque dark brown to black with moderate tan head. Nose light roast, chocolate, coffee. Taste milk chocolate, light roasted malt, fairly creamy. Very light bitter dark chocolate mid palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lownote (530) - Austin, Alabama, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Extremely light bodied. A littlr sweet, some chocolate and coffee flavors. Nice off white head on top.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZacM612 (576) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Draft at Blue Star. Almost black with light tan lacing head. Coffee flavor, pretty smooth, but a little thin. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Rated based on notes taken 26 Feb 2012 -- On tap at the brewery. A smooth simple stout. Went great with the food.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (21690) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerenberger (1602) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttutony (851) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4338) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shanebrews (286) - Virginia, 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.

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