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RATINGS: 566   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle and keg: Filtered; Cask: Unfiltered.
Introduced August 1993.

Ingredients:
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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kfarrnd (113) - Oldsmar, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2005 Bottle -- Good black color with a thin head. But taste was far too light and overally carbonated on the palate. Definitely hints of coffee but not enough richness.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2005
On tap at Federal Jacks. Pours a deep black color with a thin creamy light brown head. Weak lactic aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Ordinary flavor of coffee and roasted malt. Light to medium body with a dry mouthfeel and soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhliesen (818) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Bottle--Poured a nice black color with a foamy tan head. Good thick taste on the tongue. Smell of chocolate, though I wished the aroma was stronger. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2144) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2005
i was excited to see this in the store, because these guys make some pretty damn good beers. pours out dark black. smells strongly of coffee and chocolate. taste is thick, rich, creamy, and tastes almost like a glass of coffee. finish is pretty dry. all in all, a very good dry stout that could be enjoyed with a large amount of chocolate. might end up going and buying more of these in a few days. damn nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2005
Pours a black color with a large tan head. Flavor is nice and malty. Has hints of chocolate and coffee and aroma is very malty.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
3daddict (139) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 18, 2005
Pours a dark brown with promising tan head. Aroma is creamy toasted malts and cocoa. This is an excellent stout. Shipyard hit one out of the ballpark on this offering. Perfectly balanced bitter with very smooth dark malts and coffee undertones. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2005
I loved this Stout. It had such a great flavor and full of life. A big cramy head on this beer. A great beer for a nice dinner.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUN 29, 2005
(12 oz bottle) Nice tan head, some lacing. Dark brown. Faint molasses or caramel aroma. Pleasant flavor, a little dry, little bite at the end. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2005
For a stout this was damn good. Deep black color, frothy brown head that stayed till the last drop. Great chocolatey flavor, pretty hoppy, but very smooth very easy to drink, reminds me of a lot of imperial stouts i’ve had, tasted like an imperial too. Would recommend to any stout lover.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2005 Last of Bierbauch’s shipment. Thanks again; a trade is always welcome with you! Pours dark ebony with a nice creamy head. Aroma is pure chocolate. Taste is slightly smokey with subtle chocolate and roasted malt- very nice! More like a rauchbier than Irish stout, I would say. A VERY good beer!


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