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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (13735) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Bottle from BevMo. Pours very black with a very large tan head. Aromas of chocolate and dark toast malt. Medium minus body with mild carbonation. Flavor is chocolate, coffee and really dark malt. A bit thin, but otherwise a good drink. Seems astringent, which might equate with dry. Pretty tasty, but not to die for. I’d pick it over quite a few others.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13161) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2006
Bottle. Poured black color with a huge fizzy light brown head that lasted with good lacing. Solid roasted malt aroma. Medium body with a creamy texture. Medium roasted sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (13061) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 5, 2012
355ml bottle (Kitty’s, Helsinki) - shared by mjs - thanks
Nice fruity stout aroma, and a touch of rotting fruit too. Good roast stout, but a dry dry palate. Nice tingle, but too dry for me. A touch disappointing after the aroma.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (12934) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2002
Dark brown with tan head. Aroma is mostly coffee, with some chocolate as well. Taste is bitter coffee, with a bit of chocolate. Not very rich -- tastes more like a porter than a stout.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (12573) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2009
Black with a small tan head. Aroma of toffee, chocolate and a faint roasted note. Chocolate and burnt ashy flavour. Very one-dimensional.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (12572) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2011
A deep dark stout with a thin moka head. In aroma, a sweet caramel malt, butterscotch, and light chocolate. In mouth, a kight watery stout with butterscotch, faint chocolate, rather boring. On tap at Mr. Beery’s , Jan 3 2011.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jcwattsrugger (12011) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2006
12 oz bottle-pours a rocky brown head with ink black color. Aroma is coffee, malt, a crispness/estringent. Taste-the estringent is the first impact, then coffee, malt. Medium body. Not usually my taste, but maybe got an infected one here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11837) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Tap. Pours opaque black with a medium, creamy tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma leather and roast malt with prunes and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2011
12 ounce bottle from State Line Liquors, opened 3/15/11. Pours a very dark brown color with a thin tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, sweet caramel notes and a nutty note. The taste is roasted malts, sunflower seeds and tart fruits that seem like they’re not supposed to be there. Thin bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (11247) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. Black with a nice tan head. Aroma of chocolate, a bit of roasted grains, slightly tart fruitiness, sugary notes and a milky hint. Roasty flavor, a bit acidic, with coffee notes and light fruitiness. Medium-bodied.


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