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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Irish style dry stout


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2008
Pours a transparent dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing light tan head. Aroma of slightly oxidized sweet dark caramel and milk chocolate. Starts somewhat thinner with a mild dark caramel and lactose sweetness before a drier finish. An ok dry stout, but seems pretty bland. Perhaps an older bottle, but it looks like the bottle itself was manufactured sometime in 2007.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6439) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2008
Dark mahogany, clear, compact brown head. Very nice nose of raisins, fig jam, and chocolate. Chocolate and raisins/dates with a woody dry finish. a little too carbonated, but otherwise a delicious brew, more like an old school porter.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (3887) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2008
12 oz bottle from stoutlover72, thanks Garrett. Pours a dark brown body with murky chocolate brown edges and a large foamy light tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, espresso beans, chocolate, molasses and bread. Very thin bodied with lots and lots of carbonation that was very distracting for a stout and really knocked this beer down a few points. Flavor of burnt coffee, toast and chocolate. The bubbliness of this beer is more bothersome then Reese Witherspoons acting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - JAN 16, 2008
How this beer is off the radar screen is beyond me. Perhaps because it isnít barrel aged, or have a cool name. But the beer inside this plain looking bottle is really tasty, and a helluva price ($6 for a sixer). A fairly straight-forward aroma of dark chocolate, some coffee. Roasted malts, coffee, bitter chocolate. Some hoppy bitterness towards the end (perhaps itís just the roasted coffee, almost espresso like). Fantastic beer for an incredibly low price.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JAN 7, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours an almost black, dark brown with a big beige head. Roasty, sweet chocolate, and slightly acidic aroma. The flavor is roasted bitter,coffee, and dryness. Medium body with medium carbonation. Itís a pretty drinkable stout, but Iím not loving it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - DEC 29, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2008 Poured black with tinges of ruby on the glass. It had medium lacing with medium, tan head. The taste was of espresso and dark chocolate with slight creaminess. It had some sour bitterness like other Irish dry stouts Iíve tasted, such as Guinness. Overall, an excellent example.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
elelwarren (140) - SF Bay area, California, USA - DEC 3, 2007
From bottle. As beautiful a stout in a glass as I have seen. Deep tan head that lingers. Aroma of poached pears. Flavor very roasted, with occasional hints of bitter chocolate. Smooth transfer of flavors from chocolate to earthy hops on most tastes. Touch of tartness on others. Well done, nonetheless.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2007
mystery 2.0. Got a large fizzy tan head on a black/brown body. Poured a bit loose? NOse was great. Roasted chocolate and coffee. Nice coffee and roasted malt. Nice dry finish. Good solid stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slacker90291 (15) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 15, 2007
12oz...I found this beer at Trader Joeís about six years ago. I had no clue who the brewer was, as the packaging didnít state. If memory serves me right, it was under $5.99 a 6k. Do I hear bargain? A great find if you donít want to pay for the similar Old No. 38 Stout that N Coast also makes.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2069) - Lakeside, California, USA - OCT 26, 2007
12 oz bottle from Trader Joes. Pours an opaque black with an ample tan head that showed plenty of lacing. The aroma was light with molasses. The flavor was rich with molasses, hops, coffee, and roasted malts. The mouthfeel was medium full. The Finish was long and slightly biter. Overall this is a very session-able stout. Recommended.


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