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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Draft on tap at the brewery (New Orleans, LA). Pours a deep blackish brown hue, a darker body, some ruby brown glow with frothy tannish head atop with decent stick around and lacing. Mellow ringer does some damage. Aromas are cocoa and chocolate syrup, caramel and decent roast. Some toastiness, caramel, earth and more sweeter chocolate. Initial is a bit thinner with distinct chocolate syrup element. Some oatmeal, roast and coffee give some hits. Baked and roasty oats, caramel and toffee. A bit of creaminess as we hit the middle, dry and thinner with that distinct chocolate syrup type feel that sets the pace. A bit creamy, some sweetness, toast and carmelization. A bit sweet, gentle bitterness as we taper out. Some more cocoa, some dryness, earth. Sweeter slant overall, the chocolate syrup feel really does the leading here. Not necessarily for me, a bit sweet but my wife really dug it. Potent nose, good look.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMMillsy (1430) - Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Can from trade as an extra. Forget who. Thanks! Pours dark brown to black with a big mocha colored creamy head. Nice aroma of roasted malts, smoke, bittersweet chocolate. Flavor is metallic up front big time, followed by roasted malt, bitter cocoa powder, maybe a hint of coffee or espresso. A long finish with some pleasant roast lingering with chocolate on the palate. Light to medium bodied for a stout, high carbonation. The big metallic flavor to start this one off really takes away from it, as it is an otherwise very solid dry stout with lots of flavor going on.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (411) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 25, 2014
On tap at the Brewery -- Nice super creamy stout. Light enough that the 6.8%abv was surprising, also let the subtle roast and chocolate come through.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (12278) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Draft at the source. Dark maroon briwn. Aroma of toasted brownies. Taste is bitter cocoa and coffee grounds.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9247) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Big fucken can @ gmellison. Black appearance with dark brown head. Oyster, dark chocolate, roasty aroma. Not overly sweet. Very roasty. Dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla flavor. Some bitterness on the finish. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2265) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Black pour. Small tan head. Little bit of lacing. Aroma of molasses and brown sugar. Taste is the same. Tastes almost artificial.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3308) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Can. Pours opaque black with a large creamy pillowy brown head that dissipates slowly leaving nice lacing. Aroma is lactose, roasty, ashtray, coffee. Flavor is coffee, roast, cigarettes, lactose, light sweet, medium bitter. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Errl (1642) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Can..Pour is black with a tan head..Nose is roast, chocolate, spice, dry...Taste is chocolate, roast, spice, rich, dry..

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (4031) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 10, 2014
500ml can. Looks dark. Aroma of chocolate and caramel and light roast, some dough, and hints of bitterness. Flavor the same. Average texture. Nothing really stands out with this beer, but it’s a little too sweet for my liking.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (990) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Pours a very dark brown with a mochacino colored head. Fresh ground and fresh brewed coffee bouquet. A lightly creamy texture occurs first, but yields to a thinner, wet mouthfeel. Some lactose flavor overarches the strong presence of coffee. Coffee acidity bitterness at the finish. A lot like drinking cold, black coffee.


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