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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (5960) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2005
Bottle: Deep brown with an initial fizzy tan head which reduced to a fine ring and good lace. The aroma has notes of burnt and toasted malts, coffee, mocha, grassy and herbal hops, and prune. The taste starts bittersweet with a heavy dose of coffee like bitterness upon the finish. A bit lactic and fruity twang makes it interesting. A solid dry stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (5957) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5555) - Lisle, 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mora2000 (5539) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is made up of lighter malts, but there is not really much else going on. The flavor is roasted malt and not too much else. Both the flavor and aroma are very one dimensional and not too exciting. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black body with a white head. Light roasted malt, coffee tones, light espresso, sweet malt, some caramel and mineral qualities. A nice session stout.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5448) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2006
Black body with a decent brown head. The aroma is roasted barley with a splash of chocolate. More to the flavor. Roasted barley, sweet malt, chocolate, coffee, and a mild nutty bitterness. Sweet but dry finish. Nice.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5355) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 16 oz bottle. Pours a violet-black with a initial bubbly khaki colored head that dissipates quickly. Aroma has a hint of earthiness and black dirt. Nice dry flavor, subtle and unpretentious. A bit of unsweetened chocolate, some rich black dirt, and a back end nuttiness. Mouthfeel is sufficiently dry and chalky. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5325) - Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2008
16 oz. bottle. Pours black in color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is mainly roasted malts, light chocolate, and some metal. The flavor is straight forward roasted malts, dark chocolate, and perhaps a little dark fruit. Smooth, but thin. This is a decent , but average stout.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skyview (5154) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Thanks a lot for the bottle Duane. The body was black with a light brown colored head. The aroma was roasted peanuts with some coffee. There was also some sweet milk chocolate. The taste was coffee with moldy cheese. There was also some burnt bread crust. The taste was nicer than that description sounds. The carbonation was very smooth. Another beer in an underappreciated style.


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