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RATINGS: 469   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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A deliciously creamy stout in the Irish tradition. This deep, coffee-colored beer has the aroma and flavor of chocolate, roasted oats and coffee with a rich tan head. Specially brewed for Trader Joe’s.

Formerly brewed by Goose Island, late 2010/early 2011 saw this beer’s production move to Gordon Biersch.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike5326 (1100) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, medium tan head. Mild malt and yeast. Medium body with a acrid malt flavor and a slight watery finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
jerseyjohn71 (259) - corsicana, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2015
caramel, coffee, toast, floral, resin, dough, licorice, black, clear, tan foam, light sweetness, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter,

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
snick222 (2) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 2, 2015 does not count
I was surprised that I like this beer as much as I did. It seemed to get everything right, great flavor, great balance, and a real smooth feel as you drink

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eberndt (231) - - JAN 24, 2015
Deep dark hue with a caramel head. Very sweet with notes of chocolate, toffee, and roasted coffee. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4576) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Amiable looking old chap on the label. Pitch colored brew with a quickly-disspating light tan head. Aroma has some coffee acidity, lots of roast, some bittersweet chocolate and slight black olive notes. Sweetish, some coffee, roasted bitterness up front. Middle gets a little vacant. Acidic chickory finish, unevenly bitter aftertaste. Slightly heavy body, mouthfeel is initially slippery and then breaks a little fizzy. Fair. TJ’s, Tallahassee.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5971) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl - Trader Joe’s - 12 oz bottle. Licorice black pour with a thin beady khaki colored head. Aroma has some licorice accents, a touch of creosote. Solid stout flavor, a touch of licorice, some espresso, a hint of creosote in the finish. Nice, chalky mouthfeell. Pretty decent and a great price at TJ’s ($1.17).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
loubar (145) - Los Gatos, California, USA - NOV 8, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2014 12 oz. bottle from TJ’s. Roasty, yeasty nose. Dark chocolate, smoky roasted malt flavor with a smooth slightly bitter finish. Light and dry rather than sweet. Not too rich or bitter with a nice malty undertone. All in all a very tasty, drinkable stout that strikes a good balance on several levels. I like the 5.2% ABV. Also a super value for the price.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (4538) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle: Black with a small tan head. Dark chocolate, milk aroma. Taste is mildly burnt chocolate, cream. Pretty roasty......with an ashy/peat bitter. Pretty good.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Runningonempty (14) - cucamonga, California, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Not a standout stout but a great value for and enjoyable glass. Good bubbly head with aromas of molasses coffee and straw. A little less distinct on the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (8582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle. Chocolate fudge malt and hay aroma. Dark brown with small tan head. Sweet chocolate oatmeal malt and lightly bitter hay flavor. Nice body. Pretty good.


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