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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A twist on the traditional dry Irish stout, featuring oats and a hefty dose of brown malt, a traditional lightly roasted malt that gives a smooth and complex roasted flavor without the acrid character of a true black malt.

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3.7
deyholla (12205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours black with an earthy dark brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of roasted malts and dark grains with a touch of smoke. Flavored roasted malt forward with a decent amount of smoke and dark grains supporting.

3.4
BVery (11361) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Tap at the taproom. Nice dark rich pour with a good sized beige head. Roasted malt, oat, maybe just the slightest hint of licorice. Smooth moderate palate. Not overly dry, but certainly not sweet either.

3.7
cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2014
On tap @ the brewery. Pours a reddish brown appearance with a tan head. Quite roasty, big cocoa, vanilla, light caramel nose. Medium body. Burnt sugar, toffee, pear, chocolate flavor. Good beer.

3.4
arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of cocoa, roast, some coffee and acidic malt notes into a bit of yeasty, spicy notes. Taste was a mix of cocoa powder, toffee, coffee into some roast, acidic malt, slight spice, finishing slightly bitter, dry.

3.5
jackl (8421) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Keg @ Fair State. Deep brown with a tight tan head. Nice well rounded nose. Earthy roasted malts. Brown sugar. Chocolate. Taste is mild cocoa, toasted brown bread. Coffee. Dry finish. Sharp carb. Decent.

3.4
JK (6280) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Well roasted malt, but not burned. Light coffee notes and a fair amount of chocolate. Rich, smooth palate, a little thick. Ery good for this session style stout.

3.7
Skyview (6099) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Sampled on draught at the Fair State brewery taproom just north of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Pours an opaque dark brown colored brew with a slowly dissipating off-white head that leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of toasted dark malt, a hint of oats and a touch of coffee. Taste is medium bodied, average carbonation with flavors of toasted dark malt, a hint of oats and floral hops. Finish is quite balanced with some toasted dark malt aftertastes. A solid stout throughout.

3.5
badgerben (5316) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Deep brown color with no head. Hints of a roasty aroma. Powerfully roasted malt and tar flavor. Very earthy. Dey and bitter.

3.4
Bacterial (3047) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Thin black pour with a nice tan head at the brewery. Really nice nose, roasted malt, slightly sweet. Yep, thats a traditional dry Irish stout. Smooth, somewhat odd mouthfeel (maybe due to the dryness?).

3.5
islay (2996) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Approximately 2 oz. pour at the 2015 Harvest Beer Festival, consumed on 10-17-15. Pours dark brown with beige head. Nice, chocolate scent. Solid stout flavor. Smooth in the palate. Enjoyable beer if not a particularly remarkable or memorable one. Not Fair State’s best but a respectable entry in its style.


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