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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.73%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (7770) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Had at the brewpub after a tour of the place. Not a bad beer - typical profile and tasty enough.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
can8ianben (1458) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2009
A little smokier than the Russian version, still a little more watery than I had hoped, but the flavor profile is fantastic. Dark dark dark.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2009
Tap at Standings Bar. Dark black beer with a thin brown head. Lightly sour, roasty aroma. A bit of light vegetal character up front. There is also a bit of light citrus. Flavour is just kind of non-descript. Lightly roasty with a bit of cocoa roastiness. Meh... kind of rancid and gross.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 15, 2009
(bottle - 16 oz) Dark black pour with a thin tan head. Aroma is lightly roasted but rather sweet and malty with some hints of coffee and roasted malts. Flavor is dry and roasted at the beginning with a dry and very roasty middle. Finishes bitter with some hints of coffee and burnt malts. Some light sweetness present throughout.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AskForJenny (1061) - Ontario, New York, USA - APR 6, 2009
16oz - Props for the pounder bottle. Dark black liquid under nice, dark brown head. Not much of a nose, hint of wood maybe with sweet malt. Some roasted malt and a coffee finish on palate. This was good, and would likely be better closer to the brewey.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scubatrip (609) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2009
From the bottle, pours black with a thick brown foamy head. Aroma is dry, not quite smokey, but gives the impression that a dryer stout is about to hit the lips. Taste is initialy smooth with some silky chocolate, followed quickly by a bitterness that hold throughout. Notes of cocoa powder and dark roasted malts, this finishes rather dry but not quite bittering. It’s....ok.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (6825) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Sampled on tap at the sprecher tour (glendale, wi). Pours a deep dark blackish hue with brown notes and small cinnamon head. Aromas are light on the nose, light dry soda bread, darker malts, and a hint of chocolate. Body is thinner than expected, light notes of darker malts, chocolate, light cream, and vague dry soda bread. Finishes with minimal sweetness and a nice palate stick. Ok.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redbarista (40) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2009
Decent beverage. Fairly creamy, has some of the overtly grainy aspects that I associate with spent grain and the midwest. This, however, is balanced with a nice mild roasting and not too much sweetness. Overall, I’m happy with this, though it definitely could fall more on the dry side of stouts in general.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2008 Deep amber color with a medium brown head. Dry flavor of roasted coffee with a mild chocolate aroma and a creamy mouth feel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - NOV 28, 2008
(Bottle). Lovely sweet malt aroma. Black body, light brown head. Flavor is slightly sweet, chocolate, and roasty. Lingering roasty finish.


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