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RATINGS: 148   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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ebrowner88 (123) - Rice, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2008
good DRY stout. If you do not like dry stouts this will not be sweet enough for you. I tried this about 2 years ago and did not like it at all. tried it again recently and was very surprised. Nice brussels, great lacing and cascade after pour. They have definately upgraded to a nitro system. I drink it frequently now at the original GCB in St. Cloud, MN so it may be differnt elsewhere.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Draught at Cedar Rapids. Pours brown-black with almost no head (what head I can stir up is beige). The aroma is rich mocha, some vanilla, wood, and a bit of a boggy note. The flavor is bitter chocolate with forward roastiness. More earthy hop bitterness than I expected. Caramel and pine in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11345) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2012
on nitro-pours black with a retaining light brown head. Aroma is rich dark malt-licorice/roasty/chocolate. Taste is sweet dark malt/oat-chocolate/roasty, hint of earthy hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3840) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 17, 2012
Draft: Poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was licorice and malt. Taste was malty with coffee and licorice.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (14703) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Draft. Cloudy dark brown color, thick beige head with good retention, solid lacing. Aroma of dark milk chocolate. Taste is ’smores on toast. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Dark red brown color with a thick off white head. There is a light nose displaying hints of coffee and oats. The palate comes across as slightly creamy with notes of milk chocolate and coffee. An OK stout.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - JAN 23, 2003
very thick cremmy head, Full malt mouth feel follows with dry burnt tast finnishes with small hop bie

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gmku (295) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2005
on tap. a great looking stout! dark brown with a foamy, creamy head. but this just doesn’t have a lot of flavor. a decent dry finish but nothing here to get excited about. average at best.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (11593) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2006
Draft at S.D. location. Black color with an average fizzy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a dry creamy texture. Medium roasted sweet flavor with a sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good drinkable brew and went well with the Asian food I had.


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