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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 it’s the best thing this side of St. James’ Gate.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6021) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2009
bottle, thanks to jkwalking05, dark walnut color, aroma of nutty butterscotch, flavors of dry coffee, a light peaty smoke and roasted nuts, finish is on thin side

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Bottle thanks to jkwalking. Pours a deep, dark brown/black with beige head. Aroma of dark roast and some light dark fruit. Flavor of some dark roast and faint dark fruit, a little baking cocoa. Mouth feel is medium body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, not bad at all...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Chocolate and coffee in good balance with light fruit and cinnamon. Opens a bit bland but develops some depth as it sits on the tongue. Lots of aforementioned chocolate and coffee with a lingering coffee aftertaste. Dry and thin. Stylistically solid, better than many other examples.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JAN 3, 2009
On tap at the brewpub, nitro pour. Jet black with a thick, dense beige head. Beautiful coffee and roasted malt, a bit smoky and solid chocolate. Good!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Pours dark brown with hints of ruby around the edges and big tan head that hangs around as a cap for a while and leaves only traces of lacing. The aroma has a pervasive milky sweetness throughout. on top of that are some mild roasted malts and maybe the faintest hint of hop bitterness. Sweet roasted malts and dark chocolate start out the taste with the same lactose presence as the smell. There was a little smokiness in the finish as well. The mouthfeel is fairly creamy with little carbonation and with a definitively dry finish. Maybe a tad thin overall. This is a very good example of a dry stout and very sessionable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2653) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2008
20080729 Tap at brewpub. Ruby brown color with little tan head. Thin, ashy, astringent, and a bit musty. More like a porter to me than a dry stout though as it was less roasty than expected. Just okay.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2008
Dry hopped cask version, at Vermont Brewfest July 19 2008. A deep dark stout with a thin moka head. A pleasant floral hops aroma with light chocolate notes. In mouth, a plesant chocolate malt with light acidic points, a sustained light floral hops and a rich body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2008
Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate, dark brown, tiny tan head. Good coffee flavour, choco/malt and nutty as well. Medium bodied, very well balanced, beautifully bitter. Great stuff. Thank You Beershine and Oakes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6495) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 16, 2008
Bottle 650 ml
Appearance: Quiet dark , little light going through , contrasting bone white ring on top.
Nose: Good roast of coffee , mid dryness with solid mocha touch , dryer at end.
Flavor/Palate : Mid-full bodied. Strong coffee mocha character, roasted notes with ash followed by alcohol-malt heavy foot. Good, strong stout.14+/20

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8680) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2008
Oakes bottle. Damn good for its style this one. The smell of chocolate. A bit of smoke, lighter mouthfeel. Quite nice. Chocolate and roasty flavour held up well enough after room temperature that I finished another good sized sample then. Black, nothing special on head.


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