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RATINGS: 145   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.


3.4
   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 (1505) - 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 (1255) - 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 (2232) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Russo (1685) - Campinas, BRAZIL - AUG 14, 2008
TAP@Granite City in Omaha,NE. Dark brown color, thin beige foam. Aroma is Roasted malt and notes of Chocolate and caramel. Flavor is a little bit watery, notes of coffee and roasted malt as well. Mouthfeel is weak to a stout one.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2008
On tap in Granite City in Orland Park. Pours dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is light with notes of chocolate and roasted malt with some biterness of coffee. A watered down version of guiness.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Narnad (1463) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Grabbed a growler from Granite City in Rockford, IL(very expensive $15 plus $8 to fill) and would not recommend their growlers since they seem to lack the ability to keep the beer carbonated well. Poured from the growler black. Aroma is toasted malts and strong of coffee. Flavor is a good bitterness with great coffee flavor and has a faint caramel end note. Palate is a bit weak and lacks any depth in density of the brew.


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