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RATINGS: 153   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dchmela (2559) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2007
Nice big black pour with a nice off white head. Chocolaty winey aroma with a hint of coffee beans. Taste is thick with a touch chocolate malt. Finishes nice and smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2006
16oz bottle via trade with Duane! - thanks Duane! - Pours black with a pretty nice mocha head that stayed pretty well and laced some on the english pint. Aroma is very subtle roasted malts. Not much there really. Flavor is mild coffee, and bakers chocolate, but as Duane stated this one seems almost overly airy on the palate and over carbonated. Somewhat dry finish. Like most of the other Sprecher brews this just seems subdued and almost watered down in flavor

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (2481) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Bottle shared with others at the tech section of brew club. Pours a minimal head, over a dark brown (SRM 35) body.... nose is coffee, chocolate with very slight soy and a touch of beef....taste is coffee, chocolate with a very light hop bitterness....mouth feel light, carbonation high. This is a pleasant,drinkable, dry stout. BJCP 7/3/12/4/6

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2004
Dark Coloring. Tannish Head. Roast. Chocolate. Coffee. Not a bad Stout. Easy to find better though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TAR (2410) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2003 Transluscent charcoal. Subtle, yet complex aroma, which boasts soft vanilla, baker's chocolate, light molasses, coffee bean, earthy hops, and burnt popcorn seed. Velvety carbonation. Firm palate. Charcoal flavors with first sip. Followed by burnt caramel, slight trace of acidity, giving balance to these rich malts, dark grape, charred wood, and mild molasses. Long roasted malts emerge in the finish with a light leafy undertone. A very sophisticated, stylish, and flavorful beauty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 15, 2010
Tasted 7/15/10. Pint bottle. Opaque with a dark brown hue. Finger width of dissipating khaki head. Aromas of toast, fudge, dark chocolate and graham crackers. Full bodied with a definite dry palate. Modest effervescence that accompanies a bitter dark hop flavor and coffee astringency. Dry but not too bitter. Mild acidity, which is good. This is a smooth sipper, no doubt!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2007
Deep brown, nearly black, with crimson slivers showing at the edges, and a fine, if slim, cap of cocoa on top. Chocolate milk aroma, creamy and sweet, with a slight espresso twist. Taste is moderately bitter, but mostly sweet and creamy, with a bite of cocoa in there, with the requisite coffee. Not as much depth as I’d like, but that makes it easier for the masses, and that’s not too terrible sometimes, is it? Ends dry and nearly brittle, then a lingering ghost of chocolate. Full bodied, flavorful, and smooth. Can’t find much fault in this, but it’s a bit too ordinary for me to fuss over.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Draft at Sprecher. I’m digging this beer. Not enough to grab a growler of it but very drinkable for the price. Grab a sample on tap before you grab a whole six pack though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Deep dark body with ruby highlights and a uniform sudsy tan head. Nutty, oxidized notes in the aroma plus chocolate, caramel, and char. Medium-high dryness in the flavor with notes of chocolate, charcoal, lightly earthy hops and some bitterness in the finish. Light, dry palate. A fair Irish stout. Thanks TannerTavernboy Eric.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2006
New in town from the English ales Sampler Pack. aroma is a bit dusty with a sharp roasted malt note. Body is flat black and holds a slowly diminishing thumb thick mocha head. Fore is light coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and a metallic tinged dusty flavor. Feel of it is decent, but that dusty note to the aroma and flavor is distracting and detracts from my enjoyment of the beer.


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