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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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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scraff (2125) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2005 5.5% ABV - Pitch black, tan creamy head. Nose held notes of roasted espresso, chocolate, cream, light vanilla and toast. Very well balanced, roasty, with a light hop bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied, pillow soft carbonation, dry roasted coffee finish. An outstanding example of the dry Irish stout. Nice job Jim...

4
gizmo_ber (198) - Steinwenden, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2012
Got this on tap today. Very smooth and mild flavor. Went down well, but not a whole lot as far as flavor goes. Good, not great.

3.9
hypn0toad (267) - Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Reminds me of an alcoholic iced coffee. That’s great because I love coffee especially when its just black. There isn’t sweetness to this beer because cream and sugar are for people of ill repute.

3.9
climberbob (497) - Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2016
Draft. Black w thin head. Great stout. Rated from memory. Dry roasty. Chocolate notes. Not too heavy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2005
Aroma is nice a chocolaty,roasty-coffee,slight metallic twinge.Nice looking stout that had a pleasant roasted barley taste with some choco-coffee present.Some hops at the end with a pumped Co2 vibe though the palate was creamy and easy.Good session stuff.

3.8
richlikebeer (839) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2007
a great coffee aroma leads this off...almost imperial in nature, but you can tell there is enough hop going on in the background from beggining to end of the flavor to understand why this is in the class it is. pours a deep cola brown with a big fizzy head on it. hints of vanilla and of lactose along with a healthy dose of chocolate, after taste is not cloying at all, but instead is lightly bitter, tailing away into light chocolate tones. possibly my favorite DuClaw offering ever.

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.

3.7
guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2005
Thin, mocha color head with a subdued aroma that was primarily roasted malt and coffee. The taste was a blend of chicory stout and sweet stout, with the slightly bitter, aromatic qualities you would expect from the former and the smoothness, sweetness, and body you typically find in the latter. Well carbonated with a lingering finish. Tasty.

3.7
alobar (3940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2007
Very nice beer! Pours a deep dark brown with a beige head that lasts. Aroma of coffee and chocolate is strong. Tastes of chocolate, milk, and coffee with a dry,hoppy finish.


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