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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This traditional Irish bevvie calms the ire of the clans with it's delicious roast coffee aroma, smooth creamy feel and exquisitely dry finish. One pint of the hearty, deep garnet colored masterpiece and all grievances will be forgiven.

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3.7
CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2009
Tap at Arundel Mills in Mar 2008: Pours a mostly opaque black with a thin, frothy covering of tan head. Mildly roasty dark malty nose has a hint of sweetness and some fresh grassy green hops. Body starts semi-sweet quickly drying out revealing some dark caramel and chocolate before a roasty dry finish. A nice dry stout, even better on nitro tap as Nitro Fury.

3.6
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2009
Blackish in color with a dry roasty aroma. Flavor is full bodied with some dry roast, coffee, and light hops. Pretty good overall.

3.8
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2009
On Nitro at Bel Air. I was a little worried this would be a watery-bland Guiness clone, but I was pleasantly surprised. The body is a bit watery, but smooth and very very easy to drink. The flavor is quite impressive for its subtlety. Great roasted/nutty profile, flavor really shines and is clean, lasts throughout. Roasted coffee, but again, very clean and well put together. Flavors weren’t muddled or watery, they stood out. Drinkable and delicious for the style. May be the best irish style stout I’ve had yet.

3.1
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2008
pours dark brown black. lots of roasted malty goodness. coffee, chocolate, pretty straightforward. a little thin.

3.7
NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2008
UPDATED: APR 8, 2009 Draft @ Bel Air location in March 2008. Dry stout with a nice combination of hoppy bitterness and roasted malt sweetness. Notes of coffee, smoke, and chocolate. Nitro pour delivers silky mouthfeel, though it could have a bit more body. Still, very good.

3.7
wickedpete (636) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2008
Black body, not much for head is formed. Aroma is dry smoke, slight metallic note. Flavor is dry, roasted bitterness. Nice full body.

3.6
Parrothead (294) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Ntro-pour at Belair location. Nice, thick tan creamy head over a dark, roasty dry stout with hints of coffee and chocolate. I really enjoyed thisone, maybe the best DuClaws brew I’ve had.

3
beachbum25 (1092) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2008
Draft @ Arundel Mills-Pours a black color w/a slight tan head. Coffee aroma. Kind of a standard stout, some coffee & roasted malt, a little chocolate; kind of a thin mouthfeel. Solid, but I wasn’t overwelmed by this one.

3
newbrewguy (145) - Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Draft - Pours a dark brown/black color with only a slight head, with a slight bit of lacing. Definite hints of coffee in the aroma. Light body with hints of coffee at the end. Much less complexity than I expected. Not bad, but pretty plain.

3.2
dsm (109) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Draft at Fell’s Point. It pours dark brown with some lacing. It is just as advertised: coffee dominates, the mouthfeel is creamy, and the finish is dry. It is sweeter than I would have guessed but in a good way. It Is also a little thin. There is a strong effort here. Solid but not excellent.


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