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RATINGS: 120   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 itís the best thing this side of St. Jamesí Gate.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6159) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Pours deep black with thin to no head, aroma is big nutty, caramel, and coffee tastes. Taste is nutty, coffee, some caramel leading into a tiny bit of roast and a pretty sweet finish. Not bad, a bit thin, easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Goodgrief (1784) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAR 24, 2010
Dark pour with a nitrogen pour looking head...a nice line of lacing telling the tale of each sip gone by. A musty and lactic aroma was present. I donít typically like the lactic flavor and here it is. Also present was a moderate dark fruitiness and some roasted nuts. All in all, this was okay...nice to try but I can leave it behind and never miss iit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3208) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Bottle thanks to rgtravers! Pours brown with a small tan head. The aroma is strong with black cherry, chocolate, and toffee. Very fruity. The flavor is the same with lots of black cherry and toffee. Thin mouthfeel and only a touch of roasted malt in the finish. Very sweet beer for a dry stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3332) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2010
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a beige froth. Nose is roasted hazelnuts, molasses and carob. Milky body with a tingle. Taste, likewise, is sweet and nutty balanced nicely with smoke and dark roast. Clean and easy drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jblauvs (1339) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 12, 2010
Black pour with a light but solid tan head. Aroma is creamy coffee, roast, and chocolate malts. Mouth-feel is relatively creamy and the flavor is subtle chocolate, nut, cream, light coffee roast. Finish is a bit dry with coffee. Tastey stout, a little mundane, but no apparent flaws.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21 (2221) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Black pour, 1 finger light brown head. Aroma is pretty subtle, with cream, a bit of roast and oat, lactic sugars, and some milk chocolate. Flavor is marked by more cream, a bit more bitterness in the chocolate manifestation, and some slight roast. A pretty classic low alcohol stout- not amazing, but solid and drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Black pour with a tan frothy head. Aroma is coffee, oatmeal, milk chocolate, and roast. Flavor is loaded with coffee and chocolate with lactic and oatmeal sugars prevalent. Palate is medium bodied with a creamy frothy body. Well balanced, full flavored and fully sessionable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2009
on tap-pours a big light brown head that laces and black with red color. Aroma is dark malt-rich/roasty/cocoa/molasses. Taste is dark malt-rich/roasty/coffee/cocoa/molasses, some earthy hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2009
Cask (handpump) at NERAX North, Haverhill MA, 7 November 2009 @ 5.5%. Very dark. Small head but good condition. Mix of hop and roast malt aroma. Some chocolate. Very hoppy flavour. The Chinooks come through very strongly. Much more strongly than Iíd expect in a stout. Bitter (hop bitter that is) mouthfeel. Notwithstanding the rather atypical hop profile, this is tasty and appealing beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
boomer0813 (100) - denton, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2009
Bottle thanks to jkwalking05. Poured smokey black with cream head. Aroma was of black licorice, butterscotch, and spice. Flavor was a dark roast with choclate and cinnamon.


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