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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   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 16/20
Leighton (15280) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2010
Tap at Barcade. A fairly average stout. Attractive, dark brown pour with a thick beige head. Aroma of lightly roasted malts. Flavor was pleasant. Mld coffee notes, along with some bitter malt character. Clean and dry on the finish. Medium in body and creamy, this beer is a smooth one. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (13860) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 28, 2002
Dark brown; toasty, a little thin, has a whole grain bread crustiness to it. A decent porter, but nowhere near making it as a stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12404) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Bomber bottle from Belmont Party. Pours black color with a large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Medium roasted sweet malty aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Medium chocolate bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met with a good smooth beer that was good with a grill dinner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2011
(16oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a black body with mahogany edges and a moderate beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, peat, bread, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, and coffee with a dry, mildly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (11586) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2006
Bottle... Pitch black ale with a small, creamy, well tanned head. The aroma is subtle, almost nondeScript, in fact. However, I was able to pull from it some nice dark chocolate and vanilla. Terrific balance. Roasted, gently bitter chocolate and espresso. Light to medium-bodied with a dry mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Finishes chocolaty, lightly bitter, then dry. Kudos to jimbowood for shipping the bottle to me!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (10255) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2006
16oz bottle acquired in trade with brewblackhole (thanks!). This one came today. When I was unwrapping the bubble wrap, I heard a huge pop. Oh, no, I run to the sink expecting the cap came loose. When I get the bubble wrap off, the neck broke with the cap still on it. After straining through cheese cloth, here I sit with my glass of beer. Poured a dark black, with red edges, and a large sized light brown head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, nutty, and a little toasty. Tastes of chocolate, roast, coffee, nutty, and some dark fruits in there as well. Thinner body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2008
UPDATED: APR 30, 2008 Somewhat above average and less drying than the style. Decent stout, drinkable if just the one. Thanks wee Radek.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
crossovert (9957) - Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Another crappy dry stout. Thsi one has notes of plastic, peat, and mineral water, pretty par for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (9452) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Draft. Wood ash, coffee, and chocolate malt aroma. Black with moderate tan head. Sweet coffee, chocolate, malt, and moderately bitter herbal hay/ash flavor. Nice body. Very good.

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