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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ungstrup (34308) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (15615) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2002
Very typical stout. Black, roast, little bit of hop, coffee. Seen this before.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13208) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2004
Black body with brown head. Aroma is mild, roasty coffee. Taste is fairly rich, medium sweet, coffee though not especially bitter. Creamy medium-full body. One of the better dry stouts I've had. Looking at the other ratings, seems like this beer lacks consistency in its quality -- fortunately, I got one of the good versions.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2008
12oz bottle-pours a rich retaining tan head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate/coffee. Taste is strong coffee grounds, dark malt-chocolate, acidic hops bitterness. Nicely done, but not my style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (9982) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9835) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2002
Almost an inky, purple-black in colour. Smooth and creamy at first, followed by a nice roasted finish that lasts for some time.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (8162) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Roasty aroma with chocolate and a light sweetness. The flavor has roasted malt, chocolate, and a hint of burnt wood. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2005
Cask (gravity dispense), GBBF, August 2005. Pitch black. So far, so normal. But the aroma is unusual for a stout. Whilst there’s burnt malt, there’s not much coffee or chocolate but instead some quite aromatic hops. More of the same on the palate. Some dry chocolate but the burnt malt and sharp hops again dominate. There’s an underlying sweetness, but the hoppiness masks that. Not the fullest mouthfeel, with a touch of bitterness on the finish. I like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7460) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2007
Poured a watery, opaque black with a thin tan head that laced slightly in the glass. Smells of roasted malts, coffee and biscuit. Flavor is roasted malt, nuts, chocolate, light coffee, molasses, brown sugar, all that you’d expect from a stout. Finish is slightly watery with a lasting coffee bitterness. Stout lovers would think this is average, but it’s very drinkable and I enjoyed it.

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