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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2005
Bottle. Poured a small fizzy tan head that quickly dissipated, fine-large sized bubbles, sparse lacing, no visible carbonation, opaque, and a black hue. Malty, roasty and chocolate aroma. Flavor was malty, roasty, burnt and coffee. Tingly palate. A decent brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4028) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Powdery, nut-cream stout aroma. Black beer, stiff tan head head, love the Sprecher bottles except for the twistoff. Coffee/cocoa bitter, a little briny, sour, not sweet. Frothy mouthfeel, medium body. A bit warming. Coffee finish. This was pretty good - I always look forward to a new Sprecher. New Leaf Market -- I liberated the single from a 4-pack and the sprout-munchers almost busted me when it didn’t ring up right.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cheap (3941) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Stubby half pound bottle. Big black pour. Thickish, nearly tart with a good fine co2 sizzle. Aroma is a little sweeter than most dry stouts. Dark brown and nearly black yet no sediment. Nice finish. Gets more like-able as the session continues. No blatant signs of alky. Ends with old burned campfire wood that was dampened from a short spring sprinkling. OK NOW!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2008
16oz bottle. Dark brown with little to no head. Mild smoke, coffee, roasted malts. Semi-thin mouthfeel with roasted malts and a hint of chocolate and some fruity notes to it. A little miscast as a dry stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (3743) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Among the better dry stouts, not as watery as Guiness Draught, but still has a nice coffee bite to it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (3719) - - MAR 22, 2013
growler. black beer with a huge, whipped, tan head. sweet-ish aroma with milk chocolate. flavor is more bitter roast than the aroma suggests with a dark chalky roasted note. light body and dry, but very flavorful. very solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3586) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2011
12 oz. Pitch with a small ring of creamy, tan froth. Nose of scorched caramel, char, and a hint of smoke. Medium-heavy body is to the sweet side, astringent, and a bit too fizzy and tingly. Flavor is espresso with light cream, vanilla, cherry, and charred grain.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3537) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 2, 2012
Draft: poured a black brown with tan head, lacked a bit of the creaminess I’m used to with dry stout. Aroma was roasted malt. Taste was bitter bakers chocolate and full roasted malt. Could be an excellent beer, but presently average.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3366) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3333) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2005
Sampled from a bottle, this beer pours to a thin creamy dark brown head. The body is a really dark brown with red highlights. The aroma is roasty and bready, chocolate and grass hops. This is quite nice for a dry stout. :) The flavor is roasted coffee, dark fruits, and dark semi-sweet chocolate. The palate is a bit thin, but I suppose I’ve never had a thick dry stout. Dry and tangy.


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