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Named after the first settling family in Holyoke, ths is an Irish style stout so rich and creamy you will be order another before you finish the first. To describe this beer in words is a grave injustice, so try a bottle today.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 7, 2013
22-Oct-13 (12-oz bottle: Obtained in trade with 46er3498, thanks Tom!)
Seven years old and still kicking, this Stout delivers flavors of chocolate bar, chocolate milk, fudge, toasted bread, and a touch of coffee. Itís medium-minus in sweetness, and roasty bitterness is quite mild. Thereís plenty of chocolate and some dark, dried fruit in the nose to reinforce the strong chocolate component of the flavor. The beer is medium in weight, light-medium in carbonation, and very easy on the palate. It pours a dark-brown body with a much paler and fully transparent rim, and the dark-tan head rises to a quarter inch before settling quickly to a thin ring. Overall, Iím not sure how this beer is fresh, but with age, this is a chocolate bomb. A damn tasty one too! Very enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (3174) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 9, 2011
On draft, Pours dark amber black with thin beige head. The aroma is bitter chocolate, coffee grounds, and some grain. The flavor is espresso, bitter chocolate, and almond. Nice dry finish with a somewhat smooth mouthfeel. Not the greatest dry stout but not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boliv (1149) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle, best by 10.30.10. Pours dark mahogany with a medium brown head. Aromas of cocoa, mocha, caramel, and some cream. Flavors of slight pine and lemon peel, sweet cocoa and caramel, and some cocoa bitterness. Medium body and carbonation, smooth, and easy-drinking. Sold stout. [619]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2187) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Heavy dark chocolate nose, with a small amount of roasted coffee in there too. Appearance is dark with slight reddish highlight. Zero lacing, head, retention. Palate is quite dry, lots of roasted flavors, and an espresso taste. Interesting and decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (2524) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Deep dark black. Small tan head. Roasted coffee nose. Smooth rich flavor with coffee, burnt toast, fairly thin body, finishing with a black coffee like bitterness. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Dark brown and creamy to the tastebuds. Nose of vanilla, chocolate. Taste is a dry chocolate roasted malt. Nice stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 30, 2009
Poured into a tasting glass from the tap. The appearance is a black with a deep brown color when held to the light. The smell is of roasted malt. A bit of a smokey character. The taste has a chocolate taste to it with a malty flavor, and little charcoal flavoring as well. This is a crisp brew, quite creamy and is easy drinking. One of the better local brews as well as one of the best Irish stouts Iíve had. Worth a try.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7854) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark brown with off-khaki head. Nose is roasty dark malt, figgy fruit, coffee. Tastes roasty dark msalty, with cacao, coffee, dark fruit, and sa smooth, decently complex palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2009
One of the best from paper city. A great stout with throthy head and texture. Roasty coffee and dried fruit taste. A great beer for a cold rainy evening when you just donít want to go out. Buy it for all your irish friends and dare them to say guiness is the worldís best stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brewbie (455) - New York, USA - MAR 14, 2009
12oz bottle. dark with amber highlights. thin brown head. nice aroma of chocolate and dark fruit. taste heavy on the roast, some chocolate. dry finish


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