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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21098) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2011
bottle at home ... dark brown ... thin tan head ... soft coffee roast malt nose ... dry toffee roast ... light bitter coffee roast ... bitter roast ...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18087) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2008
Bottle at Bishops Arms, Avanyn, Göteborg. Black color, nice lasting brown head. Malty, milky chocolate aroma, Bitter chocolate flavor, clear tar notes, cocoa and some licorice. Bitter finish with soms mint notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (17430) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle @ Jerntorgets Brygghus, Gothenburg. Black with a big and lasting brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee and liquorice. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 250713

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17163) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2011
Bottle from GBBF 2011 and drunk at home. Black beer with thin tan head. Too roasty. Some decent choc. Too carbonated. There is that papery, newspapery flavour in get in some stouts like this that I just don’t like. Some juicy black fruitiness to balance and some hops on end to complement the carbonic acid bite. It’s just a touch empty. There appears to be no soul in this. It’s a stout by the numbers and not by conviction. Nothing wrong with it. Just not my kinda stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (16731) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, licorice and hops. Nice and dry.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle. It pours a more or less black body and a small, dense, dark beige head. Roasted, coffee-ish aroma with a touch of dark chocolate. Roasted, coffee-ish flavor too, also with some chocolate. Dry, full-bodied and quite pleasantly carbonated. Lasting roasted finish. Although a bit one dimensional, it’s a pleasant and tasteful beer I won’t shy away from drinking again. 110819

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (16116) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 4, 2004
Bottled (Helsinki Beer Festival 2004)
Opaque black. Dark brown steady head. Brown bread aroma, slightly alcoholic. Coffee palate with roasted malt. Finish is thin but smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15488) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2009
Bottle @ J.C.G. Pours black with a small off beige head. Nose is roast, cocoa and coffee. A bit ashy and roasted flavor with cocoa and caramel. Medium and smooth. Pleasant drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (15184) - DENMARK - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle @ FOneFan. Very dark brown with medium beige head. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, bitter, little liquorice, little fruit and bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (15119) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2009
Bottle at Svea, Malmø. Black - offwhite head. Berries, roasted, chocolate, sweetness, rom/raisin, coffee, light wood notes. Plain.


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