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RATINGS: 150   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jethro6191 (494) - Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Dark brown color with a wispy tan head. Roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate notes. Thin watery mouthfeel with low carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
outlawskies (481) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Julie liked this one. She gives it a 3.2. It was a dryer stout akin to a Guinness ,,,...................... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DWestrick (474) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 8, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2008 Nice stout...had at Granite City in Fort Wayne on tap. dark color and tan head...i enjoyed drinking this beer...will have again.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weitz15 (403) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2009
A bit more mild than your average stout. Not as hoppy as I would expect, either. But this one is very smooth, and what it lacks in flavor, it makes up for in refreshment.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mybrainhurts (375) - North Dakota, USA - APR 25, 2006
I was told this is like a Guinness stout by the barmaid. Perhaps a watery version. Slightly smokey and lightly sprinkled with chocolate. Average at best.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2006
came out ruby black with nice head and lacing. i’m excited to try something here with a little more to it but i guess this isn’t my day. roast on aroma and taste, thin and dry were the lasting impressions. i guess they’re content in brewing safe brew to appeal to the masses but i really wish they would have some fun.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
drywallman (344) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2005
At the Davenport IA restaurant. This one had the black color and dissipating head. A few faint roast notes, with a touch of licorice, coffee, and chocolate. Very thin body though. Not impressed.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2007
This reminded me of a modern porter mixed with a dry stout rather than a "traditional dry Irish Stout". However, it was very good for what I was expecting based on the reviews here. As black and opaque as a good stout should be, it featured a thick mocha head of foam that lasted throughout the pint. Aroma was roasted malts and a bittersweet cocoa. Good bitterness in the flavor department, quite creamy-tasting. Maybe a tad too watery for its style.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - JUL 15, 2004
On tap, Cedar Rapids IA location. Poured black with very good head retention. Mouthfeel was creamy. By sight and mouthfeel this seems to be a good beer, but the flavor just wasn’t there. There was a hint of coffee and chocolate flavors. The flavor just has no complexity to it. This was by no means terrible, it just has nothing to make me want to enjoy it. This probably could have been called Stout Lite.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gmku (296) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 17, 2004
Not too bad a stout for a mass-consumer brew pub like this. Dark brown to black in appearance, fair amount of head, moderate lacing. Roasty aroma, smoky flavor, just a hint of coffee and chocolate in the flavor. Mouthfeel’s a tad thin for a stout, though. Still, not bad, all things considered.


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