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RATINGS: 567   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Bottle and keg: Filtered; Cask: Unfiltered.
Introduced August 1993.

British pale ale malt; Crystal, Chocolate and Black malts; Roasted barley;
Warrior, Cascade, Tettnang, Goldings hops;
warm fermenting English yeast.
OG 1052

A classic Irish stout. Full-bodied yet smooth and spectacular in appearance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle from B&M Bargains. And a right bargain at 60p!! Deep rich whisky and roast malt aroma, pours a lovely thick black, with a coffee coloured head. Oily palate, with some tobacco notes and tar. Really enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3721) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle from B&M. Colour is black with a tiny tan head. Aroma is chocolate, and honey. Flavour is toasty malt, and coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4981) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle. Black and medium body. The head took some time to dissipate. Full mouth feel and an impressive combination of a dry stout with a sweet finish. A good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (6653) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle from B&M Bargains; dark brown pour with a big creamy light tan head, roast malt aroma, taste has roast malt, milk chocolate, some sweetness not bad for 79p

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EtTuBrewtus (4) - - JUN 17, 2014 does not count
Coffee and chocolate aroma. Beautiful coloring and tan lacy head. Light coffee taste, sweet cola notes. Thin body. Overall a nice light stout. Could session with this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (10592) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, smooth chocolate roast, creamy, dry finish, light bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3847) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2014
12oz bottle (Old Notes)-Pours black with ruby tints with a small head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and slight chocolate. Taste of the same. This medium to full bodied brew is fairly well balanced and goes down smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GIJOE (1082) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - APR 18, 2014
Pours blackish with a thin cappuccino colored head. Nose is a bit of coffee with hints of berry. Taste is pleasantly bitter. A bit thin for a stout for me. Vigorous carbonation. Decent brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
caramel, roasty, malt, pours black with no head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, tastes like a dark chocolate drink with light body, oily feel, flat, bitter finish, its nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CharlieTwoPies (34) - United Kingdom, - APR 10, 2014
Very big dark tan/light brown on top of an opaque black beer. Sugar, molasses, and mild herbal hop on the nose, but its weak. Creamy oversweet sweetness in the body, not particularly grainy malt but caramel and toffee on top of the faintest note of roast on the palate. Little by way of burnt black malt, too. Wonder if caramel or molasses added? Perhaps not. Leaves my lips sticky but full, full taste, feel, and finish. Strange one. Has many of the harder to achieve elements of a stout, whilst missing quite a lot of the basics of the style.

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