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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. 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Draft at Sprecher. I’m digging this beer. Not enough to grab a growler of it but very drinkable for the price. Grab a sample on tap before you grab a whole six pack though.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbfobes (2293) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 22, 2012
On tap at Sprecher Restaurant in Middleton, pours black with a thin tan head and a little lacing in the glass, the aroma is roasty with a hint of chocolate, the flavor is pretty disapointing with a little bit of chocolate and malt, but left me wanting so much more out of it, middle of the road brew that is forgettable.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3587) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 2, 2012
Draft: poured a black brown with tan head, lacked a bit of the creaminess I’m used to with dry stout. Aroma was roasted malt. Taste was bitter bakers chocolate and full roasted malt. Could be an excellent beer, but presently average.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lemke10 (794) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2012
I had this on-tap at the Sprecher’s Restaurant and Pub in Lake Geneva, WI for $5 in early 2012. Pours a black color with a creamy, fluffy head. Has a strong cocoa/coffee scent. Texture is thick, creamy, and robust. It was a little thinner than I expected but still very flavorful and filling as the robust flavors overwhelm your taste buds. Definitely a must try!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwm1034 (638) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Sampler as part of flight at Lake Geneva Sprechers. Pours thin black with thin head. A little thin for a stout...nose of coffee and chocolate...initial flavor is similar with a slight hoppy bitterness...good but not great...drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
A deep dark stout with a thin mocha head. In aroma, nice smooth chocolate, milky, light coffee notes. In mouth, a nice smooth chocolate, with light acidic points, light coffee, not bad. Bottle at Istmus Beer and Cheese Fest, Jan 21 2012.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bockimstein (167) - New Madrid, Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2011
16oz. bottle to pint glass. Pours black with small beige head that laces well. I get malt and a little coffee. taste is sweet with bread, malt, chocolate and coffee with a coffee-like bitter finish that has a dry aftertaste. Fairly creamy with balance carbonation. Pretty solid stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6283) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Tap at the Sprecher tour/reserve tasting. Super dark mahogany pour with a foamy tan head. Butter and coffee on the nose. Medium palate. Great taste - coffee and roast. Paired with a beer-infused cheddar cheese.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rubbishystuff (1846) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Smooth and creamy. A little watery. Very drinkable stout. Some burnt and coffee flavors. Not as dry as some other dry stouts. Serving: Bottle

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (2639) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Bottle shared with others at the tech section of brew club. Pours a minimal head, over a dark brown (SRM 35) body.... nose is coffee, chocolate with very slight soy and a touch of beef....taste is coffee, chocolate with a very light hop bitterness....mouth feel light, carbonation high. This is a pleasant,drinkable, dry stout. BJCP 7/3/12/4/6


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