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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   ABV: -
This medium-bodied, dry Irish Stout is dispensed with nitrogen, for a full, roasted malt flavor. Editor's Note: This is one of Rock Bottom's standard brews and is available at many locations.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2007
From the nitro tap at RB Milwaukee, in a plastic shaker (for shame). Looks like a stout should, smells tasty, and tastes very good. This is a stronger stout than a dry Irish stout -- almost an Impy; it’s a coffeer (is that a word?) stout than most coffee stouts I’ve had. Only got better with warmth and age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - FEB 15, 2002
Best beer in the house. Complex character, nutty, woody, oats; slight chocolate, maybe. Somewhat smooth, about the consistency of a Guinness. Hints of bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Pours a deep black with a solid rocky head of brown foam. Decent lacing, excellent head retention. Mild dark roast coffee in the aroma. Wow, my memory told me that this was going to be a milder stout. My memory was wrong. Bold roasted grain and tons of espresso abound. Coffee and a hint of minty hops in the finish. In the past, I have had ’coffee beers’ with less coffee flavor. I have had ’imperial’ stouts with less body. Medium nitro tap body, solid carbonation, fairly smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nuffield (4065) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2002
Would be an excellent Scottish Ale--why is it that I (and others it appears) are finding sweetness in this? Undertones of coffee. Long finish. Lovely. (at Minneapolis location)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2005
I had this stout at the Bethesda location. Maybe it was just the batch I drank from but this stout was smooth and surely did not have a kick to it. It was the least bitter stout I have ever had. I’ll have to try this brew out at another location.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2010
On draught at the downtown Milwaukee brewpub. Pours an opaque dark brown colored brew with a creamy tan head with excellent retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted dark malt, a hint of chocolate floral hops and a hint of vanilla. Taste is pretty close to the aroma character with a touch of butterscotch. Finish is semi-sweet with some butterscotch, vanilla and toasted dark malt aftertaste.
Earlier Rating: 5/7/2009 Total Score: 3.7
Backlog: On draught at Winterfest 2009 in St Paul, MN. Pours an opaque dark brown colored brew the a decent tan head that has nice retention and some spotty lacing. Aroma of toasted dark malt, a hint of chocolate, coffee and some dark pitted fruit. Taste is medium bodied, flavors of toasted dark malt, some oatmeal character, chocolate, coffee and roasted nuts. Finish is semi-sweet, smooth with a toasted dark malt aftertaste that quickly disappears.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2665) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 6, 2002
Tap in Minneapolis. Black color. Roasted, coffee, and sweet chocolate in the aroma and flavor. A fine brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUN 29, 2004
(Nitro draft: Rock Bottom in Campbell, CA) [NOTE: In San Jose, Stillwater Stout in an oatmeal stout, not an Irish stout] The nose is lighter than expected, with dark roasted and oatmeal aromas, but neither are all that abundant; The moderately bitter flavor features a much more prominent dark roasted maltiness than the nose indicates, and a fairly strong oatmeal component; The palate is medium bodied, perhaps a little thin for the style, but has a somewhat creamy and smooth mouthfeel; Black in color, even at the edges; Creamy, dark tan head has excellent retention and coats the glass with lacing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 21, 2006
"Not a bad stout at all. poured a dark dark black with red edges, thin tan head which left good lacing. Aroma was of strong coffee and roasted malts. Flavor was of roasted and bitter coffee with a hop finished to it . Solid beer."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malt, coffee and mild chocolate. Taste is somewhat acidic with coffee, chocolate, dark roasted malt, a touch of booze and a roasty finish. Not bad.

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