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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.73%
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This tribute to St. Patrickís Day is smooth and creamy, with the distinct flavors and aromas of bittersweet chocolate, coffee and dark roasted barley. Two precious batches of this robust, ebony colored stout are produced every year, one for St. Pattyís Day and one for Irish Fest. Best served at 50 degrees F.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7007) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2006
Bottle. Poured a deep mahogany with a short cap of caramel head. Nose picked up bakerís chocolate, smoky malts, and a hint of dark fruits... with a moderate roast to it. Flavor changed directions by focusing on Pac NW hoppage... with dry roasted chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit playing second, third, and fourth fiddles. Roasty coffee and pine bitterness meet alcohol astringency at the dry finish... decent, but felt slightly out of balance. A bit thin mid-palate, but filled out for the finish. Not a bad brew, yet there are better examples of the style to seek out.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (4889) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 26, 2005
This bottled brew poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized mostly diminishing brown colored bubbles that left behind a good lacing. The body contained no visible carbonation, was opaque and dark black brown in color. Its aroma contained notes of vinous mild dark malt . Its mouth feel is tingly bubbly thick with a palate and a aftertaste. Its flavor contained mild roasted chocolate dark malts notes. An above average brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Terminus (3149) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - DEC 6, 2005
16oz bottle shared with whaleman at my apartment. pours pretty much black with a fizzy beige head. highly oxidized aroma with notes of char, smoke, light veggies and some roast. flaovrs are lightly sweet, woody, chocolate, char and some light rasin note. some husky astringency in the mid palate. pretty good for the style, but i think i will try to seek out a fresh bottle. long lingering char note lasts much after the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Deep dark body with ruby highlights and a uniform sudsy tan head. Nutty, oxidized notes in the aroma plus chocolate, caramel, and char. Medium-high dryness in the flavor with notes of chocolate, charcoal, lightly earthy hops and some bitterness in the finish. Light, dry palate. A fair Irish stout. Thanks TannerTavernboy Eric.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Tinny/metallic, thin body but with decent coffee tones. Far too few hops to be labelled as an irish stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
twindadplus2 (576) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2005
Bottle. Dark brown to black with a good sized, light brown, creamy head. Aroma is bitter chocolate, sweet roasted malt and a hint of coffee and hops. Flavor is chocolate and roasted malt. Medium bodied with minimal carbonation and a nice, dry finish with a hint of hops bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3285) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2005
Sampled from a bottle, this beer pours to a thin creamy dark brown head. The body is a really dark brown with red highlights. The aroma is roasty and bready, chocolate and grass hops. This is quite nice for a dry stout. :) The flavor is roasted coffee, dark fruits, and dark semi-sweet chocolate. The palate is a bit thin, but I suppose Iíve never had a thick dry stout. Dry and tangy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Very dark brown color with a small beige head. Very roasty aroma with some dark fruit and lactose sourness. Very roasty, creamy lactose flavor with some plum. Medium body, light carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Deep, dark brown color with a small tan head. The aroma burst out with some roasted coffee tones and somewhat of a lactic sourness. The flavor was full of roasty, toasty, smoky tones with a lactic sourness in the aftertaste. The feel was a little thin...soft carbonation...semi-dry finish. Thanks BBB63 for this one!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2005
Going through and re-sampling some of the Sprecherís Iíve had before but never rated. Itís a tough job, but someone has to do it. Ok beer, not as good as the Imperial (everythingís better on the dark side).


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