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RATINGS: 156   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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cheap (4334) - Beaver Valley, 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!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemattie (4301) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2013
16oz, Sprecher bottle, twist-off. Very black pour. Brown foam. Aroma of burnt malts, chocolate, coffee. Very dry. Black charred malts, licorice. Better than Guinness! (3596)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4290) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2006 The aroma has raisins, toasted malt, coffee, leaves, and chocolate. The appearance is super dark brown with a medium head. The flavor has all the elements from the aroma with what seems to be tannins giving it an off taste. The palate is thin for a stout but the aftertaste is bittersweet chocolate. I was disappointed with this one but it’s not awful.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (4188) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3933) - 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 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (3872) - - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3750) - 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 (3684) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3424) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Pours a black color with some deep ruby hues around the edges of the glass the head is medium and tight and really nice while it lasts, which unfortunately isn’t for very long and it doesn’t leave us any lace to remember it by. The beer is nicely aromatic with lots of dark chocolate, plenty of toast, and a touch of oats. The flavor is dry with plenty of bitter chocolate, some burnt toast, charred wood, nicely bitter with some very mild coffee at best, and just a slight twang of maybe some banana phenolic stuff. This is quite good.


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