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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3341) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3339) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 26, 2009
Bottle. Poured as expected; dark brown/black with a small light brown head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, yeast, and cocoa. A bit metallic smelling. Flavor was a bit better, with some roasted elements, but there was still some metallic/oxidized elements. Got better with time however, as the unplasantness gradually diminished.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Terminus (3283) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - DEC 6, 2005
16oz bottle shared with whaleman at my apartment. pours pretty much black with a fizzy beige head. highly oxidized aroma with notes of char, smoke, light veggies and some roast. flaovrs are lightly sweet, woody, chocolate, char and some light rasin note. some husky astringency in the mid palate. pretty good for the style, but i think i will try to seek out a fresh bottle. long lingering char note lasts much after the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3124) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Jet black pour with rim of brown head. Smells like a chocolate bar. Sweet stout. Malty and coffee finish. Dry. Really good. Had this on draft at the sprecher brewpub in lake Geneva, IL.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3079) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2008

<b>9/22/2008</b>: Sprecher Irish Style Stout pours out in a dark chocolate-colored steam and is opaque in the glass and has an average-sized tan head. The aroma is both sweet and robust as notes of rich chocolate are followed by roasted malt and cocoa powder. The flavor is similar with dry, roasted maltiness, caramelized sugar, semi-sweet and dark chocolates, and hints of coffee and cream in the finish. This beer has a medium to medium-full body and a good, creamy mouthfeel. Overall this is a good, robust strout that does a good job of illustrating the dry, Irish style. Tasty!

<i>16 fl. oz. bottle (5.7% alcohol by volume, 32602FL 0806011225) from Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #98 for this beer...</i>

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 23, 2006
Thanks to Ughsmash for this beer. It pours black with a tan head. The flavors and aroma are very subtle, but this is a very drinkable beer. You could definitely kick back and have a few of these.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palidor19 (2998) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2006
Very enjoyable, its got the taste of a high quality stout. Appearent taste of coffee and chocolate. Its got a fizzy appearance that make very fond have more.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (2957) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2007
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry and Blankboy, ,Harry’s bottle. Dry, slightly milky sweet (it makes sense to me) aroma. Black with brown edges, small off white head. Classic dry stout taste - very dry, baker’s chocolate, molasses (just a hint). Light to medium body. Classic session stuff here, good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madvike (2907) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2013
On tap at the Middleton Pub - Pours deep cola pour with a thin tan head. Nose is chalky and dry roast, with espresso and some milkiness. Light milky notes in the taste, with medium char roast, charcoal, and some coffee grounds. Light smoke and an odd minty note on the finish. Biting carbonation and a thinnish body. This is a style that I usually like, but this one was just weird.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (2809) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2006
Bottle. Pours a respectable black with a small tan head. The aroma is a bit weak, but has chocolate, coffee, and a thin sourness. I was really impressed with the flavor profile. Though it is just ever so slightly thin, it’s got the dry stout flavor profile down pat. There is an adequate body of bittersweet dark chocolate and coffee. The finish is nicely semi-dry with an iota of spiciness and raisins. The entire beer has a slightly tart, burned note about it. Good stuff. I could drink this anytime as a session brew.


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