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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.73%
This tribute to St. Patrick’s 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. Patty’s Day and one for Irish Fest. Best served at 50 degrees F.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2004
Quite sweet and lush bodied for a "dry" stout. Roasty and slightly chocolatey. Enjoyable, but nothing outstanding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stephen louis (165) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2004
On the pour: very dark but not black,the head is very small(too small for style) and faded fast.good lacing.A wack of malt in the nose,burnt malt. On taste: Its good.I thought it would be bitter because of the nose.It is not.Lots of Carmel,malt,and a sweet rotten fruitiness to it,that is very nice.It is simple and good.The finish trys for chocolate and falls a little short.Hops add a tiny amount of bitterness and (lemon?). All in all another good beer by a impressive brewery.This beer has more carbonation then my glass would indicate,but it is underbodied(is that a word?) for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2004
sweet roasted aroma, milky with hidden roastiness and a slightly bitter palate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2004
Opaque black body with a quickly fading tan head. Bitter chocolate and coffee to the nose. Some caramel and molasses added in the taste. People sell Sprecher short. This wasn't bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flemdawg (559) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2004
Malty aroma, along with molasses, coffee, carmel, and cocoa. Very dark, but some light will make it appear red just around the edges. Also a carbonated head, much like a pop that quickly dissappeared. Molasses was the first thing I noticed when I took a sip, but the hop bitterness took over after that. Some coffee and chocolate made a breif stint in there as well. Kind of thin on the tounge. This was my birthday present to my self, and I think I could have done a better job, but still not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2003
Had this on tap at Irish fest, I thought it was great, a fantastic rich mocha, dark choclate taste, mouthfeel a little thin, aftetaste heavenly. I get the impression the bottled stuff may not be as good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2003
Very attractive in the glass, this as other dry stouts is a bit thin on the palate. Nice sweet malty flavor. Repeatable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4850) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2003
Eh, not too bad. The commercial description actually does an accurate job. It's not an exceptional stout, but it is better than most. I'd rather have a Guinness or Beamish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2003
Looks just like it's picture above.Not as black as leads to believe though.Dark mahogany at the darkest. Aroma is very bittersweet(not from overloading hops),burnt,and some earthy hop notes. Mouthfeel seemed watery at first but after a few sips,this is a pretty thick brew. Excellent cocoa,caramel,burnt flavors with a long,lingering bittersweet finish. Seems to be a good stab to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TAR (2657) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2003 Transluscent charcoal. Subtle, yet complex aroma, which boasts soft vanilla, baker's chocolate, light molasses, coffee bean, earthy hops, and burnt popcorn seed. Velvety carbonation. Firm palate. Charcoal flavors with first sip. Followed by burnt caramel, slight trace of acidity, giving balance to these rich malts, dark grape, charred wood, and mild molasses. Long roasted malts emerge in the finish with a light leafy undertone. A very sophisticated, stylish, and flavorful beauty.

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