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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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WabashMan (1007) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
Being only the third ratebeerian to rate this one, and only seeing it for the first time today, I have very little idea of what to expect. That said, the color is nice (not QUITE black, but very dark brown) with a generous tan head. Aroma is...strange. A little earthy, in my opinion. The flavor is nice, and not TOO dry. Actually, I'm pleasantly surprised by the flavor. This is NOT a dry stout along the guinness lines...much different with different character to the flavor. A decent stout, though not a great one.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavidP (1746) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2003 Not quite what I expected from an Irish Stout; I expected more malt and less fruitiness.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2006 For all of the good stouts in the world, there’s a fair share of unremarkable ones. This "Irish Stout" is one of them, but it’s not that bad. Smells like it should and stands its ground, but when it hits the palate, the traces of coffee and chocolate are much less noticable. Not as bitter as it should be, but then again, it’s not a lot of things.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2005
Fairly thin looking stout, smells of weak chocolate, head looks more like pop than beer, fairly weak flavor had much better stouts, probably would be just a shade below average in my book

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4145) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dchmela (2562) - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (5718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2010
Pours deep brown/black with red along the edges, aroma is some chocolate and coffee. Taste up front is a bit of coffee leading into some roasted and more coffee notes. Pretty good irish stout, nice flavor.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
xs2500 (180) - Mississippi, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Pours thick syrupy dark brown with little to no head. Flavor is slighty burnt with hints of car coal, nice and malty with a caramel finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5200) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 16 oz bottle. Pours a violet-black with a initial bubbly khaki colored head that dissipates quickly. Aroma has a hint of earthiness and black dirt. Nice dry flavor, subtle and unpretentious. A bit of unsweetened chocolate, some rich black dirt, and a back end nuttiness. Mouthfeel is sufficiently dry and chalky. Decent.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rubbishystuff (1757) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Smooth and creamy. A little watery. Very drinkable stout. Some burnt and coffee flavors. Not as dry as some other dry stouts. Serving: Bottle


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