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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
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This is John Harvard's take on the quintessential Irish beer. The boys in Dublin would be jealous. Our Stout is black, with a creamy tan head, and a dry, roasty flavor. Stout is a classic beer style that is impossible not to love!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Black with a light tan head. Dark roasted malt flavor with some dark chocolate. Body is surprisingly thin despite the rather milky looking head.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2009
a nice looking brew. Black body and creamy tan head. Arouma is smoky, chocolate. Taste is roasted chocolate and a bit of ash. Body is unexpectedly thin, but very drinkable. Not bad at all!

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerbill (3458) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a moderate, creamy, tan head that lasted through mid-glass. Pleasant aroma of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, and just a bit of char. The flavor unfortunately does not deliver upon the foreshadowing of the aroma. There is a bit of chocolate, however, the flavor is dominated by burnt malt and chalk. Add to that the thin watery body and this is just not a very good dry stout.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2009
Nitro. Aroma of dry, roasted, chalky malts. Flavor the same, some odd astringency or metallic note or something in there too. A bit light-bodied as well. Dull with some odd notes for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3504) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2008
On tap at JH. Pours black with a thick, creamy light tan head (nitro, I think). Aroma of sweet malt and cocoa powder. Flavor is super chocolately with a light smoky finish and a touch of oatmeal in there. Light-bodied and smooth as hell to drink. I’ve got to try this again!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2008
Black beer with a thick creamy tan head. Aroma is quite interesting, light bitter chocolate and a slightly minerally, salty and briny roasty character. Light cocoa as well. Soft lingering roastiness on the back of a fairly light bodied brew. Soft lingering roast and a light ashy/dusty character. Simple, but eminently quaffable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (4914) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2008
Nitro - oh yea, I sure do like the stouts this guy makes - the aroma is a bit ashy, with a rather authentic hard-water character - the roastiness in the flavor borderlines on being smoky, which is a plus in my book - not as dry as I was expecting, so this little bit of bittersweet chocolate character makes it just a tiny bit more complex than a lot of bland examples of the style - but it’s light enough to make for easy drinking - a really nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2479) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2008
Pint pour @ brewpub. Pours completely black with a small tan head. Aroma is dry and ashy with some roast. Also somee of that inherent JH mineral aroma. Taste is watery at first but then followed by a hit of light char/roast and ash. The watery beginning makes it super easy to drink but yet the punch flavor makes it fun to drink. Enough flavor but able to also put a bunch down.


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