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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Inspired by the delightful combination of whiskey, sugar and coffee. However, you don’t have to be Irish and it doesn’t have to be morning to enjoy this labor of love. Our Imperial Stout was aged in whiskey barrels, then blended with a big Milk Stout, and finally infused with locally roasted cold-pressed coffee. It’s a complex beer meant to be shared with friends over an Irish toast.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcartamdg (2373) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Pours a dark black with a mocha head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate, taste follows. Smooth and easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7352) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Thanks to Bob for the 750mL bottle! Poured high-viscosity brown with a creamy cap of dark tan head.. looked great in the glass! The aroma picked up bit lactose and other sweet chocolatey notes joined by some dry-roasted coffee.. not a whole lot of whisky barrel was apparent, but there was related vanilla and a hint of oak.. came back to lactose sugars and chocolate on the back of the nose. The flavor found tangy whisky barrel accents over cream and chocolate notes at the core.. dry coffee roast, tart oak, and surprisingly clean whisky notes on the edges.. peppery and spicy, but with really good balance on the warm finish.. tasty stuff! Medium-plus bodied and fairly full on the palate.. lots of roast held the hefty sweetness in check.. I enjoyed the long, sweet-yet-barrely finish.. really good stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4356) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Shared by turdfergson. Very nice pour, inky black with a dark chestnut brown head. Nice nose, rich with notes of blackstrap molasses and espresso roast. Bitter chocolate and a rich sweetness. Some bite comes through with a mild acidity but its very well contained in the beer. Nice residual body and modest carbonation. Coffee and chocolate dominate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4017) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Bottle from MattyB83. Thanks brother! This was really fucking good. Black pour with a small tan head. Nose is roasty and lightly sweet; notes of whiskey, vanilla, brown sugar, coffee. Flavor is similar, very creamy palate, sweet, but never cloying. A nice surprise.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2012
Very solid coffee stout the only spot for improvement is the aromatics. They are almost not there! Mild coffee notes but not much else. Pours straight jet black which a thick creamy head. initial tastes are of coffee followed by malt, caramel and chocolate. What is notably missing is any taste of alcohol (very nice at 8% means they have room to push that up!)! Great creamy thickness to the palate! I really like this beer! Its better out of the bottle then any other times I have tried it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (2009) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2012
Bottle. Dark black pour, a little lasting cookie colored head and a nice fresh rich dark coffee and vanilla aroma. Flavor is light chocolate, more rich and slightly sweet lactose/coffee and a little thin on the aftertaste. Very good beer, although I probably wouldn’t buy it again at the $12 price point. Am curious how this one would be if the alcohol was dialed up just a touch more.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
burg326 (4502) - Florida, USA - APR 23, 2012
Big bottle sent to me from Alpar, thanks again for this one, poured a dark brown, almost black color witha romas of cold coffee, whiskey, chocolate, more coffee, and more whiskey. Flavors of a cold Irish coffee. This beer was pretty amazing, had it with breakfeast, and man it was amazing. I really liked this beer, and I am in debt to Alpar for finding more for me. This was a simple beer that was straight foward, and I really enjoyed it alot.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2012
Pours dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is coffee, whiskey, roasted malts and dark chocolate. Flavor is whiskey, coffee, dark chocolate and light roasted malts. Medium bodied and medium carbonation

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2012
Purs a dark black. Has a pretty good amount of carbonation. Smells like coffee and a hint of bourbon. Taste is roasty with a nice touch of coffee and just a bit of bourbon on the tongue. Big lacing throughout. This is a nice treat from lift bridge.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (7877) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Tap. Very dark pour with a smaller cream head. Whiskey, oak, lactose, and coffee all over the nose and taste. Yummy.


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