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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2002
Thick black colour w/ little head & no lacing. Very nice aroma: chocolate, fruit (prunes, raisins) & . . . olives? Thick & chewy. Quite flavourful. Fruity (prunes, dates, raisins), licorice, aniseed, coffee & chocolate. A little sweet for the style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freekyp (1485) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2003
(cask conditioned version) Big frothy white head that dd not diminish through the entire pint. Strong roast malt nose with hints of licorice. Black as night. Initial taste was moderately roastly and bitter with licorice notes lingering in finish. Very smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quevillon (2501) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2007 Bu au pub en 2005. Probablement la meilleur des trois que j’ai bu là durant mes vacances. Très bon goût de malt roti et de cacao 70%.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfontain (802) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2005
July 23, 2005. 3 oz. sample at Vermont Pub & Brewery, Burlington, VT. From cask. Very dark black; small head. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, and vanilla; hint of smokyness. Flavor smoky (?); vanilla and roast. Slightly thin for the style. Good; not amazing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2509) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2011
[on cask at brewpub] Black currant jam and coffee aroma with some sweet molasses. Opaque brown-black with a lasting, lacy, light brown cover. Sweet mocha and cream flavour that has an almost tingly sweet molasses finish. Medium to mild black malt bitterness. Medium body, low carbonation, tangy dark chocolate finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2012
On draft at the brew pub. Nice black color with a tan head. Nose has coffee and light chocolate. Taste has more of the same. Very nice irish stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JUN 6, 2005
Had both on cask and keg. Better version number-rated. Massively better on cask--vanilla notes in nose, cream, coffee. Middle coffee with some oily fish notes (it works well), finish oily hops and coffee swallow, roasted aftertaste. On keg was thin and lifeless.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2008
Deep dark brown/black beer. Aroma is great. Lots of rich cocoa and a nice dark chocolate nose. Fairly hoppy and roasty bitterness on the back. Well-balanced with a bit of toasted malt and even a bit of smoke. Nice stout.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 24, 2001
Didn’t care for this too much at first; I would recommend you let your pint sit a couple of minutes, as the strong (and uncharacteristic) lingering bitter aftertaste smooths out a bit. A bit thin, and the strong vinous nature, though interesting, struck me as weird for a stout; is this more characteristic of Imperials? (July 01). 2nd try on Cask Xmas Eve 01. Cask version is much smoother and silker on the tongue, but also weaker on the nose and perhaps less flavorful. Marginally better this way, if you love that thick-but-silky mouthfeel that stouts can sometimes have (and I do!)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Black in color with a thin tan head.Creamy,sliky mouthfeel.Dry roasted malt flavor,starts slightly sweet finishes dry.


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