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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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A dry, bitter, Irish-style dark ale brewed with rye, munich and roasted barley malts, massive amounts of Columbus hops and our special house yeast. Extremely dry, roasty and delicious!

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Malts - Pale, Rye, Munich, Roasted Barley, Chocolate
Hops - Columbus and lots of it!
Lavery Yeast Blend
ABV - 5.6%
IBU - 50


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkSachon (723) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2015
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. This was quite enjoyable and great to see coming from Erie, PA. One of the best rye stouts on the market.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (5272) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Poured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma was malted, roasted malt, light spicey rye character. Flavor was roasted, dry, light burnt chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2479) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Very very attractive, dark, with a full dark head. Standard black malt nose, charred, a touch of chocolate. Taste is good, palate is medium, not tons going on here, but pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (15610) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle. Jet black color, dark brown head. Aroma of darkly toasted rye bread. Taste is slightly sour chocolate and brown bread. Dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (2614) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle from a trade. Opens with a loud thwrrrrt. Poured in a snifter. Nose is dark, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roast. Black in color with a large brown head that slowly dissipates, lots of tiny bubbles, good lacing. Taste is sharp, assertive dark grain roastiness and bitterness, dark chocolate and a dry, roasted finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation, with a slight bite. A slight earthy, grassy hop presence as it warms. Overall, an enjoyable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5357) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours a flat black body under a one finger tight bubbled frothy brown head that had excellent retention. The nose is roasty, chocolaty, full of rye, some citrusy hops, and a bit of coffee. The flavor is rather hoppy, and the hops mix well with the rye. Nice roasty malt base with plenty of coffee, and chocolate malt, lingering mix of citrusy hops and spicy rye. Medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5215) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Tap at IBC in Pitt. Pitch with a rocky lacing brown head. Sweet nose, grainy an earthy rye but not spicy in the usual way, and wonderfully far from the sweet and sticky goop that has slowly become standard. Full body, husky-grainy with a touch of yeast, strong roast with a tiny touch of coffee, dry and filling and really a nice change of pace.

To read, after the fact, that they were aiming dry Irish Stout, well, everything falls into place, doesn’t it?

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gamin (146) - Brockport, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Poured a deep black color with a nice chocolate milk head. Very pleasant smell of sweetness and chocolate. Very smooth on the palate with a pleasant body. Cocoa, small amounts of coffee, and a balanced bitterness in the flavor. This one is easy to drink and wonderful.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (1111) - Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Sample at Good Ta Go in Chambersburg, PA. Served in a small glass, dark coffee black with tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate and a faint rye spiciness. Taste is pretty roasty; char, toast, rye spices balanced with a sharp hop bitterness. Light body, low-medium carbonation, dry with a roasty bitter finish. Interesting stout with a rye twist.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1962) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Draft at Khyber Pass. Unexpectedly pitch black (even under bright light) with a large foamy light brown head. Pronounced acetic notes in the nose. Tastes syrupy but dry. Dark roasted malts with some powdery spice to mute the sweetness. Black plums. Blood pudding. Leatherette. Liver. Prunes. Burnt smoked bacon. Some slight coffee/chocolate, but neither are up front. Mostly a scary spicy rye. Tame in most ways, but with several harsh notes. Worth trying for the adventurous.


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