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RATINGS: 597   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
A full-bodied beer with deep chocolate color, velvety malt texture, and a dark-roasted flavor, with hints of smokiness and coffee. It combines the dryness of traditional Dublin-style stout with the strength and character of Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2005
A nice rich stout. Black with a dark brown creamy head. Nice chocolate malts with hints of smoke and coffee. Flavour is full, rich creamy, with nice cocoa flavouring. Ends nice and dry. A nice stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (10731) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2005
Limited release 2004-2005 bottle. Poured a very dark black with an averaged sized light brown head. Aromas and tastes of chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee. Smoke in the aroma as well. Starts of lightly sweet and ends in a moderate bitter, dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (2212) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 29, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2005 Reviewing the 2004-2005 release. Very attractive beer in appearance, pitch black with a nice sized tan head..that fades fast, but theres always a thick lace on top. Very nice roasty/chocolaty aroma. fresh. Taste is quite sweet to start, then the roasty/dark coffee aspects come in to play, smooth finish, then some bitter after taste.I get some rather faint smokey hints in this beer. good mouthfeel, quite smooth and delightful. A good stout ,very drinkable and not too heavy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Opaque black color with a dense kahki colored head. Roasty aroma with some plum and coffee. Lots of dry roasted barley flavor, very light sweetness and a light mint note. Some cocoa in the finish. Pretty nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2005
Pours black with a very thin brown head. Has a very nice roasted malt aroma and flavors of malt, chocolate, and coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2005
2004 black with a tall tan head. Lots of roasty mocha aroma. Taste starts with a sweet chocolate character, finishing with a big coffee finish, very rich and roasty with a nice even bitterness. This is a very smooth stout with a good thickness to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2004
Black color with a brownish hue and no head. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Dry with a strong coffee flavor and hints of chocolate and smoke. Simply a very nice stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2004
Way black color with a big roasty chocolate and coffee aroma. Pours with hardly and head or lacing at all. Taste is smooth with a full bodied flavor. Drt, sweet, roasty & rich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 29, 2004
jet black (no shock here). dry and a bit more hoppy than most stouts, w/ hints of chocolate. Tasty. thx batkins

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 8, 2004
thanks to enniskillen for sharing this one.nice chocolate aroma with a black body.has a bit of a chocolate head but not much.the flavor is very nice and has alot of the characteristics i look for in a stout.malts,hops,coffe,and smoke.very good common stout.

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