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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Yes, Arthur, there is another stout. Our Irish-style dry stout is brewed with four different malts, roasted barley and whole Chinook hops. We think it’s the best thing this side of St. James’ Gate.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BitchesBrew (714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2006
[22 oz. bottle] Pours a nice black color, with a short tan head. Aroma is very nice- roasted malts and chocolate lure you right in. Creamy milk chocolate, sweet roasted malts and some subtle coffee make the flavors. As it warms, the aroma becomes a bit sweeter, and the flavors a bit nuttier. Finishes with some subtle hops. An well done, endlessly drinkable beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkMagus (472) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2006
Dark black color with a medium-sized tan head, leaving behind some serious lacing on the glass. Sweet aroma of malt, dark roasted grains, and some general sugary sweetness. Nice rich malty and dark (burnt) grain flavors, with just a tiny bit of hops to balance things out, as well as a hint of coffee. Somewhat thin (not at all heavy) body, with a smooth, silky mouthfeel and a dry (just barely hoppy) finish. Pretty good brew, no question about it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 3, 2006
A little thin for my tastes, though it could be because I had it alongside the Portsmouth Kate. Black pour with no head. Lighter aroma of caramel and roasted malt. More chocolate and sweetness than expected. Good hop bite in the back. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Pours an opaque black with dark brown edges and a thin ring of dark tan head. Aroma is lightly caramely sweet and toasty with little to no hop nose. Starts with a subtle sweetness, some drier earthy caramel and a thinner, lingering, dry roasty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4888) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 29, 2006
This bottled brew poured a small sized head of fully diminished foamy finely sized bubbles. The aroma was of dark malts. The mouth feel was smooth from start to finish. The flavor was smooth with dark malty notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2006
on tap at the brewpub. Pours a very dark brown/black with a creamy medium sized off white head. Aroma is chocolate and roast. Taste is roasted malt, slightly sweet with chocolate and coffee coming through. medium bitter roast finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2006
Pours a nice lightish black with ruby highlights and a thin lasting head. Aroma is chocolate and a nice dry roastiness. Lightly sweet flavor, but finished more as a dry stout. Caramel and lactose sweetness, with more roast, coffee, and chocolate. Nothing really making this something to remember, but it was well made and nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 23, 2006
Poured a very dark brown color. Aroma was mostly coffee with sweet raosted malt. Flavor was light a somewhat one dimensional. Roasted malt and a fair amount of coffee. Flat mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (3954) - Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2006
Bottle at 1/21/06 Indianapolis gathering. Small tan head that mostly diminished, no visible carbonation, opaque, and a black hue. Roasted malts, coffee and chocolate nose and ditto for the flavor. Smooth mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2006
From the Jan 06 Indy gathering. The beer is a black pur with a nice tan head. The aroma has roasted and chocolate malts and gives a sense that a full beer is comming. There is a sweet chocolate flavor with additional coffee and roasted malts. Nice assembly of malts. It’s smooth and creamy, but a little thinner than I expected.


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