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RATINGS: 155   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.


3.5
   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).

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blatz King (150) - Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2005
This ber smelled soo good but the flavor was a bit flat for me. It was very dark, almost black. I had it a couple days ago so I donít remember it that well. All I remember is that it smelled amazing but didnít taste good. eh

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2005
Not very dry for a dry stout but good flavor. Chocolste and coffee. Medium all the way through. Good beer but doesnít fit the discription.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2005
Attractive dark brown with a creamy yellowish tan creamy head that fades into a nice glass ring. Sweet chocolate with an underlying dry, bitter component. Some light fruity hops in there too. Nothing too complex... flavor gets a bit more interesting, but not too much. Slightly sweetened dry roasty chocolate, some light hop bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2005
Fairly thin looking stout, smells of weak chocolate, head looks more like pop than beer, fairly weak flavor had much better stouts, probably would be just a shade below average in my book

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Got Stout? (173) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2005
UPDATED: APR 14, 2005 I figured that since they put four bottles in the pack, itís expected that you consume them in short order. I did that with great pleasure and inebriation. The lightly burnt chocolate aroma follows directly into the drink, but thinner than one might expect. It has a self-described dry finish, but is decidedly acidic after warming. The drink is carried through to a rather thick, sweet after-swallow, but if it gets annoying another drink will be soon to follow. As I am a daily Blatz drinker, it is a nice affordable change...!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6011) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2005
Bottle: Deep brown with an initial fizzy tan head which reduced to a fine ring and good lace. The aroma has notes of burnt and toasted malts, coffee, mocha, grassy and herbal hops, and prune. The taste starts bittersweet with a heavy dose of coffee like bitterness upon the finish. A bit lactic and fruity twang makes it interesting. A solid dry stout.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 19, 2005
Pours an almost pitch black. Small quickly dissipating brown head. Aroma is milk chocolate, grass and hops. Flavor is slightly dry, and smoky. Lactose/cream body with a dry coffee like finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2005
thanks to duane for this, pour was not very aromatic, just kind of plain stout smell. color was a little less than the standard, almost had some reddish tones to it when held up to the light. head was fizzy and dissipated instanly. flavor was very bitter right away, and carried throughout. i never found any of the chocolates or coffee that they say are part of this brew, just the roasted barley flavor and the bitterness. the body was thin, and had a slightly acidic/tangy mouthfeel. not that great of a beer.


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