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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Irish Channel Stout is our newest seasonal ale. Released in November, this is an American style stout that has sweet malt flavors of caramel and chocolate, complimented by a crisp bitterness produced by roasted barley and American Hops. The complex malt bill of pale and roasted malts result in this well balanced stout that is smooth, rich, dark and delicious! And watch out – ABV 6.8%! This seasonal will be available on draft through March.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cajun (388) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Bottle - Pours black, off-white head. It’s a strange, but good, mix of aromas/flavors. I get burnt pancakes, coffee, and a rich roasted malt... ending with hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5778) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Aroma is classic Irish dry stout with some dark fruit. The flavor is coffee, dark fruit and and a bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChadPolenz (1690) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 20B American Stout

AROMA: Strong roasted malt aroma. Slight sweetness in the background (baker’s chocolate?). Very faint resiny hops. 8/12

APPEARANCE: Opaque black, no highlights. Large tan foam dissipates rather quickly. Decent lacing. 2/3

FLAVOR: Strong roasted malt right away. Dark chocolate flavor in the background. Moderate coffee flavor and bitterness on the finish. Aftertaste is initially sweet but becomes astringent. Faint tanginess. 15/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-full body; smooth texture (a little too bubbly to be creamy). No alcohol presence. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: More than a solid stout, but less than a stellar one. Definitely enjoyable and to-spec. 7/10

TOTAL SCORE: 36/50

DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (4093) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 18, 2016
Can at Louisiana Pizza Kitchen, NOLA, 30.4.16. Black with a tan head. Chocolate milk and light roastiness in the nose, some chocolate cake too. Roasty chocolate, a little bit of metal and ash in the mouth. Full body, very fizzy, chocolate finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (4879) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Pint can. Coal black body with a sticky cobweb of foam. Aroma of espresso, dark milk chocolate and a bit of char. Flavor shows the same mix plus a bit of graham cracker on the front and some occasional burnt salty popcorn on the finish. Medium body has a pleasant medium carbonation and a decent, if slightly bi-polar balance.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Panzuriel (1952) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2016
Location: Sample on tap at brewpub Appearance: Black pour. Thin head of mocha bubbles. Nose: Strong roasted dark malt and cocoa Taste: Roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate bitters Body: Medium to full Parting thoughts: A very decent stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dambor (397) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2016
Pours pitch black, small head. Aroma: very intense aroma of coffee, roasted malt, a touch of milk. Taste: again coffee, roasted malt, a bit of coffee sourness in the palate. Great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (10018) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours black with small beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is strong roast and cocoa. Medium mouth, cracker malt, roast, dark chocolate, lingering dry finish, very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2667) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Can. Heavy malt aromas of toasted and dark chocolate, light herbs and earth for the hops and yeast, with a note of cardboard and a hint of whiskey in the background. Head is large, frothy/creamy, light brown with slippery lacing and good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Flavor starts lightly sweet and acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, creamy with a soft carbonation and a lightly dry finish. A smooth and very easy drinking Stout.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
SanfordBrewer (1502) - Sanford, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Opaque black with foamy tan head. Moderately full body; but not syrupy, creamy, or silky.

Aroma: metallic, roasted barley, carob, cacao, faint herbal hops.

Taste: lots of roasted barley, rubber phenol, espresso.

Very dry, and overly roasty.


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