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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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For this seasonal offering, we started with Irish Death, our dark smooth ale that presents a full malt flavor laced with caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, and a touch of sweetness. To this heavenly ale, we added fresh, locally roasted espresso beans and pure cocoa. The result is a bit of confusion, “should this go in my coffee mug, or my pint glass?” Answer: both. This beer is up front with enormous coffee aroma, with the cocoa playing the sideline, until the taste. Lacking bitterness, the flavor comes forward with a rounded balance of coffee blending gracefully with the creamy malt body and soft cocoa flavors. Dark beer, chocolate, and coffee. You’re welcome.

Editors Note: Originally brewed as the Beer Shoppe 3rd Anniversary Ale.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (9948) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 22, 2014
A porter looking and feeling brew rather than a stout, though the description of the base "malt flavor laced with caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, and a touch of sweetness" is spot on. I liked the coffee and cocoa additions as well, but it just iddn’t come together well enough to be elite

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Big bold brown pour, thick brown head. Oh yeah this one is nice. Loads of coffee and chocolate. Fudge, brownie batter, sweet and rich. A lot crammed in for under 8%

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (4343) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Draught in a flight at the brewpub. Sweet Jesus this was fun... pours a clear dark brown color. Nose was roasty with LOTS of coffee coming off it, and a slight amount of chocolate. Taste had huge amounts of coffee in there, with a slightly sweet chocolate finish. Very pleasant drink. Me gusta.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chuckstout (331) - Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Coffee, chocolate, roast and fruit in the aroma. Pours a dark brown/ruby with a tan head and moderate lacing. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Caramel, coffee and fruit, tasty stuff

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JDBaker11058 (1915) - Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Appearance: dark cola brown with one finger of creamy, thick, medium tan head and minimal lacing. Aroma: bittersweet dark chocolate, roast coffee beans, soy sauce, light earthy hops. Taste: sweet and roasty up front, with chocolate and café au lait and some vanilla pudding; as it warms, slightly savory notes of soy sauce and salted caramel come out. Finish: lingering bittersweet chocolate and turkish coffee, with a whisper of herbal hops providing a slight dryness. Notes: Better than the traditional version. Quite good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2013
On tap at brewery. Red hues on brown ale with a excellent clarity and a still appearance. Smells of coffee and cocoa. I like the nose. Flavor is cocoa and coffee and vanilla with a good malty backbone.medium on full bodied with moderate carb. Semi dry finish. Nice beer. Serving type: on-tap 03-18-2012

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1966) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Bottle - thanks, Josh! Dark pour, mocha head - chocolate, roasty. Full body, chocolatey, sweet. Decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
catface5326 (154) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Sweet mocha/slight chocolate tasting stout. Good for winter in a cold environment. Enjoyable beer

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Very nice sweet stout. I had the base Irish Death recently, and this is exactly like that, but for a hint of coffee and a double hint of chocolate. Starts sweet, ends dry, and is quite good. B+ ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Pours coffee colored min tan head. Smell big coffee and nutty. Taste mild roast and coffee beans. Light to mid body. Not bad


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