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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.73%
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This tribute to St. Patrickís 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. Pattyís Day and one for Irish Fest. Best served at 50 degrees F.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (2672) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dchmela (2647) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2006
Bottle. Started off good with some aroma you would get from buying a flavored coffee at starbucks. Black body with tan head. Bitterness was the dominate flavor along with some metalic taste. Boddy could use more thickness little thin. Good bitter beer belch in the end.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TAR (2503) - 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.

3.3
   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

3.5
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2438) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Draft at Sprecher. Iím 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.

3.7
   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!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbfobes (2304) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 22, 2012
On tap at Sprecher Restaurant in Middleton, pours black with a thin tan head and a little lacing in the glass, the aroma is roasty with a hint of chocolate, the flavor is pretty disapointing with a little bit of chocolate and malt, but left me wanting so much more out of it, middle of the road brew that is forgettable.

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 Iíd like, but that makes it easier for the masses, and thatís not too terrible sometimes, is it? Ends dry and nearly brittle, then a lingering ghost of chocolate. Full bodied, flavorful, and smooth. Canít find much fault in this, but itís a bit too ordinary for me to fuss over.


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