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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 Joeís.

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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
TizzleJizzle (607) - Garland, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with a thin tan top. Taste or roasted and toasted malts, oats, nutty, and caramel malts. Watery palate.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ScipioA (266) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2013
This beer looks great poured into a mug. Black with a thick tan head and cascading bubbles. Thereís something odd to the smell I really donít like, but other than whatever that aromatic wafting up is it is pretty decent - sweet and roasted, a bit of chocolate. The weird thing is weirding me out, almost urine-like. Whatever that thing I donít like is continues on into the flavor, but less so thankfully. Sweet, chocolate and roast notes make up the rest of the flavor. Very nice mouthfeel, proper carbonation, decently heavy, and a pleasant chocolate flavor that lingers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5568) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of roasted malt with some chocolate. The flavor is just about the same. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2182) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
09/28/2013 Sampled at a tasting. Dark brown with a large tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate. Good creamy mouth feel with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1058) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown color with a small head. Flavor rich mocha flavor. Aroma is oats, coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (1769) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Smooth black/brown with a cm of light brown head. Aroma is faint but typical roasty stout notes with mild, nutty components. Taste is the same with a moleasses sweetness from start to the finish, which carries some coffee notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (1208) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Pours dark with an inch of light brown frothy head. Smells of smoke. Taste is smoky, roasted wood with some sweet undertones.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2073) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 19, 2013
From the 355 ml.bottle. The pour is dark brown to nearly black and a foamy off-white or mocha head. The aroma is not in your face but it does have some nice dark malt, caramel malt, oatmeal, yeast, and sweet esters. The body is medium but kind of astringent. I might have liked it to be heavier. The taste is also quite dark oatmeal and sweet. Decent enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fredis23 (481) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Dark Brown, Almost Black, Tan Head, Lots Of Lacing. Sweet Chocolate and Toasted Coffee, Light Bitter and Light Creamy at the end. Too thin and could be a little more creamier. Easy to drink. Pretty good, keeping in mind that it is brewed just for a food chain. Just that last piece of information usually does not promise anything good. Well, this is exception. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (3629) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 5, 2013
12 oz. bb 09-04-13. Opaque with a lasting quarter inch of creamy topping. Nose is coffee, graham cracker, earthy molasses. Taste is dark chocolate, prickly green herb, espresso, earthy caramel, and a touch of sour berries and cream. Medium body is pretty smooth, but seems to have a tad too much carbonation at times. Well balanced with lots of malt and a lightly acidic, roasty finish.

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