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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Pours black and is an amped-up version of a traditional dry stout. The addition of both roasted barley and dark crystal malted barley give Extra Stout undertones of chocolate, molasses and dried fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcox90 (1767) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2009
12 oz. bottle courtesy of Acknud. Pours a dark somewhat clear brown with ruby edges. Small tan receding head. Nose is malty with cocoa. Palate is full and robust. I would have expected it to be thin and dry. Flavor is heavy on the malt with some chocolate and nuts. Bitter finish with a little alcohol burn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Bottle on 11/28/2008 in the Great Butters Tasting of 2008. Clear very dark brown body with ruby highlights. Big roast and chocolate aroma. Big roast and chocolate flavor, some creamy notes, some mild bitterness into the finish. Medium light body with moderate carbonation and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (4006) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2008
TN tasting at maniac’s. Very dark brown pour with small tan head. Nose is roasty and chocolate. Flavor is much the same. Very smooth and well balanced. Some alcohol on the nose. Very drinkable with a high abv. Worth picking up again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Nice stout. Not as dry as I expected. Aroma of cocoa and roasted malt. Taste is pleasantly sweet with a nice finishing bitterness. Good fall beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2008
Tasted 9/13/08. Schlafly Hop in the City. Pitch brown hue with beige head. Toasty cola and cocoa aromas. Full bodied with a nice bitterness and a lingering malty finish. Oily slick. Big and tasty. Great malt character. Bigger alcohol than the other Irish stout. Decent hop dose. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2008
12 oz. bottle - thanks to brewczar for the bonus bottle; pours dark cola brown with white head quickly to the edges; aromas of roasted, ice coffee; crisp and fresh; everything is mild across the board; texture is decent though; roasty and nutty, just a little weak; very dry finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drfabulous (5578) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 22, 2008
Another forgotten rating. Not an intense stout - thus the "Irish" label. Overall, dark and nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (5376) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2008
Bottle. Chocolate and roast nose with faint nuts and a slightly syrupy fruitiness. Malty but with a nice dusting of hops. Coke-colored pour with a creamy, richly tanned head. Taste is carbonated, dark, and lightly bitter, aforementioned fruit with light mocha and nuts, pleasant roast with a little dust. Smooth, creamy lightish medium body, still very quaffable. Malt-heavy with lactose and even a little Yoo-hoo. A little too bittersweet to really be called a dry stout, but close enough for jazz. Alcohol is absolutely no detectable - I made a mistake by drinking 8% so quickly. A nice surprise, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4658) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2008
Appearance: Pours a dark brown, near black body with a smallish, frothy, off-white head. Smell: Roasted barley nose with notes of chocolate, cold coffee, and prune liqueur. Taste: Dark malts tasting of melted dark chocolate and roasty coffee, though not too much roast. Drizzle of thick molasses, a few sprigs of licorice. Lightly fruity. Very slight, passing hop bitterness. Just a little sour near the end. Earthy, chocolatey finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Slight creaminess to the mouthfeel. Drinkability: Not bad, not bad at all. For me, it’d be a lovely every day kind of stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lb4lb (2581) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2008
Bottle in trade with SPLITGRIN. Thanks!
Pours black with a medium tan head. Smell is very mild but of roasty malt and very light clean hops. Taste is creamy, and dark roasted malt. Almost a light alcoholic like flavor in there as well with some mild bitterness. Somehow, something about the flavors don’t mesh well and it has a bit of an odd flavor. Drinkable though.

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