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RATINGS: 154   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.


2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RSRIZZO (1850) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Had this beer on 6/14/2000. Aroma is a roasted malt scent with wine like tones. Color is black with ok carbonation and a nice brown head. Taste is richly sweet and sour. Starting with a full body it goes down with a sour tang. Finish is a strong sour tang backed by a lightly sweet roasted flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (5948) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2007
Bottle (500ml) shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a very dark ruby-brown with an average size diminishing light brown head. Aroma of slightly burnt caramel, chocolate, a hint of smoke and some herbal hops. Slightly watery flavour of lightly roasted malt, dark fruit and chocolate. Medium bodied. A pretty good Dry Stout.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (2906) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2007
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry and Blankboy, ,Harry’s bottle. Dry, slightly milky sweet (it makes sense to me) aroma. Black with brown edges, small off white head. Classic dry stout taste - very dry, baker’s chocolate, molasses (just a hint). Light to medium body. Classic session stuff here, good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6042) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2007
Bottle (500ml). Shared with blankboy and tupalev, my bottle . Opaque black pour, average tan head. Burn aroma, cocoa, dry hops, hint of peat and salt. Taste (blankboy’s WRONG, ignore his rating!) is smooth, roast malt, molasses, prune and caramel - silky and simple. Light body, mild burnt aftertaste - pretty solid, IMHO.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Poured pitch black with half an inch mocha head. This aroma is light and uninspired with mild sweetness and burnt to roasty malts followed by burnt malts. The taste is more interesting with malty sweetness quickly followed up by burnt malts. Then I get a light astringency and mild caramel candy sweetness that rides into the finish with hints of coffee. The taste is very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dchmela (2600) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2007
Nice big black pour with a nice off white head. Chocolaty winey aroma with a hint of coffee beans. Taste is thick with a touch chocolate malt. Finishes nice and smooth.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2007
16 ounce bottle. Pint glass. Dark with a tan head. Aroma was sweet roast malt with a hint of chocolate. Taste was mainly roast malt and caramel with a touch of bitterness. A little watery.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tennisjoel (1161) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2007
The pour is dark brown with a nearly non existent tan head. Aroma is milk chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is chocolate with a tinge of vanilla as well. Refreshing session beer here. Better than a lot of Dry Stouts that I’ve tried previously.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2007
Deep brown, nearly black, with crimson slivers showing at the edges, and a fine, if slim, cap of cocoa on top. Chocolate milk aroma, creamy and sweet, with a slight espresso twist. Taste is moderately bitter, but mostly sweet and creamy, with a bite of cocoa in there, with the requisite coffee. Not as much depth as I’d like, but that makes it easier for the masses, and that’s not too terrible sometimes, is it? Ends dry and nearly brittle, then a lingering ghost of chocolate. Full bodied, flavorful, and smooth. Can’t find much fault in this, but it’s a bit too ordinary for me to fuss over.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skyview (5150) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2007
Another bottle from the brewery’s gift shop. This brew purs a very dark, opaque brown with some red highlights on the side. The head is very small and short lived. Serving closer to room temperature will make it stay longer. Good lacing though. Aromas of burnt malt and some toffee. Taste is sweet and not bitter like most other Irish Dry Stouts. The finish is almost like chocolate but dry.


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