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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2005
Fairly thin looking stout, smells of weak chocolate, head looks more like pop than beer, fairly weak flavor had much better stouts, probably would be just a shade below average in my book

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Smell is chocolate, sweet, nutmeg. Jet black with tan head. Tate is low hops, but noticeable, oateal, full mouthfeel, moderate malt. Dry/sweet stout. nice head to thin ring. Low hop aftertaste and lots of lace around glass. Great aroma, appearance, taste, and heavy palate on this one. Overall a great brew with an irish feast of beef stew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hammster (187) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Bottle. Poured near black with a very dark, modest sized head. Molasses and a hint of coffee in the intensely sweet and malty aroma. Flavor was especially smooth for a stout. The palate was very pleasant and the finish was a mild roast and bitter chocolate. I’m not often in the mood for stouts, but when I am, I wouldn’t mind reaching for more of these.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
xs2500 (187) - Mississippi, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Pours thick syrupy dark brown with little to no head. Flavor is slighty burnt with hints of car coal, nice and malty with a caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Nice aroma of malts, smoke, caramel and bittersweet chocolate. Some toffee in the flavor accompanied by sumatra-esque qualities, baked bread and just a hint of vanilla with a robust and dry finish. Pretty carbonated. A very drinkable beer. I could drink this often. Nice sample of this style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Got Stout? (173) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2005
UPDATED: APR 14, 2005 I figured that since they put four bottles in the pack, it’s expected that you consume them in short order. I did that with great pleasure and inebriation. The lightly burnt chocolate aroma follows directly into the drink, but thinner than one might expect. It has a self-described dry finish, but is decidedly acidic after warming. The drink is carried through to a rather thick, sweet after-swallow, but if it gets annoying another drink will be soon to follow. As I am a daily Blatz drinker, it is a nice affordable change...!

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stephen louis (164) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - DEC 6, 2004
black opaque body with small brown head. sweet chocolatey and nutty aroma...bitter chocolate flavor dominates with a nice nutty, hoppy bite at the finish....its that time of year for stouts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blatz King (150) - Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2005
This ber smelled soo good but the flavor was a bit flat for me. It was very dark, almost black. I had it a couple days ago so I don’t remember it that well. All I remember is that it smelled amazing but didn’t taste good. eh

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