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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   ABV: -
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2005
12 oz bottle. Great roasted aroma coming out of a nice looking brown head. Body is a bit thin but the taste is pretty much spot on for the style. I just had two Paper City beers back to back and just dont get why these two rate so low. Oh well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2005
On tap at GBBF 05. Flat, black. Good, hoppy, dryish Stout. the hops here are juicy and piney, on a hard malt background. Very fresh for a Stout, and crisp. Unusual and very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2005
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - GBBF 2005. A black beer with little head. An aroma which mixes roasty stout notes with reasonable fruity hops. The taste is light roastiness with some good fruity tasty hops. Really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (4167) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2005
This is a dark beer when poured out of the bottle with some brownish hints when held up to the light. The thin head is tan colored with tight bubbles. There seems to be something sour, almost lactic, in the nose. There are some roasted grains and faint coffee notes, but there is an odd acidity that I find distracting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ungstrup (34660) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2005
A black beer with a brown head. The aroma is very roasted combined with notes of chocolate and coffee. The flavor is sweet and also very roasted and with a great coffee flavor, as well as some nutty notes. Nice creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - APR 26, 2005
[Cask conditioned] Dark brown coloured. Malts, chocolate and coffee in the aroma. The same in the flavour. Creamy mouthfeel. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Bottle. Deep dark brown in color with a nie fluffy head. Roasty, chocolatety notes. Malty. Caramel notes. Creamy and smooth. Very roasty. Full bodied. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2005
Bottle. Deep dark brown, with a perfect tan head that lasts nicely. Roasted chocolate and coffee aroma. Flavor is nicely malty with lots of burnt roasty flavors. Very light on the palate, but that is appropriate for style. Slight hops in the flavor profile as bitterness and flavor. This is a really well made lite stout, probably worthy of higher scores unless the people rating are drinking with a fried palate....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClarkVV (5858) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 26, 2004
2004 bottle. Wow, the commercial description really talks this one up. I don’t think it’s doing it injustice to describe it though, so here goes. Aroma shows a hint of charcoal, light nuts, hint of bitterness coupled with yeast. Appearance proves to be a clear, but dark brown with a small tan head. Flavor of significant roast, very dry and burnt, with bitter hops and a slightly astringent dry, coffee finish. Notes of sweetness peek out at you, but it never really gains enough balance or body to offset the big dryness and charcoal-like flavor. Light yeast with some slight dark fruit hints as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - APR 6, 2004
Deep dark black. Small tan head. Roasty coffee nose. Smooth rich and luscious, coffee, burnt toast, fairly thin body, finishing with a black coffee like bitterness and astringency. Not bad, run-of-the-mill.

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