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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Hoppy stout with notes of black current and chocolate.

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 17, 2006
Nitro pour. Black, black beer. Rich khaki froth. Nose is superb. Sweet roasted coffee. Slight bourbon edge and a nice compact dryness. Great expectation on the smell. Flavors are all a mess though. Mostly roasted watery flavors. Slight carbonic burntness. Thick carbonation. Eh...


3.2
TBone (18106) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2017
Tap at brewpub. Opaque black color, firm creamy brownish head. Aroma has light coffee-toasted malts. Light-bodied to medium-bodied. Smooth palate, thanks to nitro. Some coffee, milky. Decent.

3.6
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2010
On tap at the Draught House. Pours a deep brown body with just a bit of tan head. Aroma of just a bit of bittersweet chocolate, fresh coffee and some hops (floral). Flavor is bakers cocoa, light fresh coffee and a bit of dust. Hoppy ending and a dry bitter-sweet finish. Good effort on this dry stout.

3.7
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Sampled on tap at the brewpub. The beer pours a black color with a tan head. The aroma is chocolate and coffee with a little hop character. The flavor is also chocolate and coffee but the hops come through quite bit. For an Irish Stout, this beer has a lot of piney hop character. Light-medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.4
kidmartinek (5001) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Wild! A dark black pour that looks rich from the thin tan film on the head. Piny aroma. Sweet tobacco taste like the old Red Man straight snuff. This just could make you smile if you know what it could be worth. The finish is bittering hops, but the aftertaste is still like sweet tobacco. Body is runn, sticky and the hops are very sweet, sticky, aromatic.

2.9
churchill00 (154) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Poured black. Had a pretty thick brown head. Looked creamy, but was a tad watery. Chocolate taste was pretty weak, although I did just finish a Young’s Double Choc. Stout before ordering this. Average.

3.2
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2006
Black, tan creamy head. Nose was very roasty, toasty and slighlty nutty, with touches of mild coffee. Faint roasted coffee flavor and milk chocolate tones are balanced by a light hop bitterness. Very light in the flavor department. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation, bittersweet, dark malty finish. Easy drinking, but more or less....just boring...

3.9
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Appears as a nice beige that forms a light creme head that lasts with thick, clinging lace throughout the drink. Much hoppier than a typical stout. It has a nice velvety smooth palate that resonates with hops and a bit of malt. Nice deviation from the norm; more like an IPA than a stout.

2.9
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2005 Nitro: poured black with a rich thick tan head...smell was roasty and rich...taste was most disappointing...a huge lack of flavor...thin and watery...bland...coffee, and a hint of mint?...weak bitter coffee finish...

3.3
PorterPounder (8231) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2005
Had on tap at the brewpub in Austin. No aroma, nitro pour - black as tar with a khaki colored head with excellent thick lacing all over the glass. Has a good solid bitter coffee flavorwith some underlying chocolate. A bit of underlying fruit adds a bit of intrigue to make this unique. Also notice a touch of mint. Mouthfeel is very creamy. A very decent brewpub stout.


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