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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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A thick creamy head sits atop the opaque blackness of this traditional dry Irish Stout. Roasted chocolate and coffee notes make this beer a great treat.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluemooner (586) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Tap at Maple Grove. Pours a creamy opaque black with a very creamy off-white head which lingers and leaves good lacing. Rather weak aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is a bit thin with roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, and very dry. Body is quite creamy almost fluffy. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOLTZ7555 (2706) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2009
On draft @ brewpub. Dark brown bordering black with a foamy khaki-colored head that left nice lacing after every sip. Aroma is roasted coffee, ash, and cocoa. Flavor is heavy chocolate, toasted malt, and burnt marshmallow. Run of the mill brewery stout.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ewpitts (13) - , Iowa, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Very dark brown, almost black color. Medium to small size foam. Not very much smell to it, except for toasted malt and a hint of chocolate. Not very thick-bodied- kind of disappointing. Has a mild chocolaty roasted taste, and also very dry. Not my favorite stout. Guinness is a better choice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2009 Draft at Madison. Dark brown, creamy beige head, probably served on nitro. Aroma is not as muted as in some other nitro stouts, some nice roast malts going on. Flavor is roasted malts, some smoke and chocolate on the tail. Smooth, but somewhat thin bodied. A passable Guinness clone.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pinkzambia (1395) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Tap @ Kansas City location: Jet black with a loooooong lasting tan head. Choco-yeasty aroma and the feel is slick like an oatmeal stout. The flavor is like non-sweet chocolate malt balls. the feel is thin.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GJF (1201) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - OCT 25, 2008
On tap in cedar rapids. Pours a thick black, white head. Light aroma for a stout. A lot of roastiness in the flavor, but it’s pretty thin for a stout--almost watery. Dry finish. Meh...

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2008
deep, deep brown, almost black, medium tan head, big lacing. aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. flavor is bitter coffee, roasted malt, with creamy chocolate notes. medium bodied, bitter finish. a decent attempt.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwoeltje (2212) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 3, 2008
(draught, Creve Coeur) black with nice tan head. Roast malt aroma. Flavor is coffee, roast malt, bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Date: 08/07/2008
Mode: Draft, Nitro
Source: Brewpub, Madison

Appearance: black, creamy tan head, solid lace,
Aroma: light roasted malt aroma,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: rich roasted malt flavor, lots of burnt coffee character, lasting bitterness rises out of the burnt malts,
Overall: too much burnt black coffee for me

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 9/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 4/10
Score: *4

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2008
Sampled on draught: Pours an opaque black with a creamy tan top. Roasted nuts, toast, coffee and oatmeal on the nose. Taste is a little watery, otherwise caramel and coffee on the palate.


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