Ithaca Anniversary Stout

Formerly brewed at Ithaca Beer Co.
Style: Stout
Ithaca, New York USA


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Available October 1 - March 31. To commemorate the anniversary of our grand opening (12/4/98), we at Ithaca Beer brew up a special Stout each winter season. This rich, dark, and fulfilling ale has a big roasty flavor and hearty alcohol content, which we hope will nourish and warm you as you join us in this celebration. A meal in itself!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (13382) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2007
A dark clear brown stout with a thin moka head. In aroma, sweet caramel Nestle Quick, with light vanilla. In mouth, a sustained roasted coffee and chocolate, lots of roasted bitterness, medium bodied, a bit oily mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClarkVV (6296) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 3, 2003
Strong beer, with mainly a burnt malt flavor that rounds out well enough but needs more spice or something to add variety. It is a boring beer, the taste lingers on, and my friends and I have trouble finishing this pitcher whenever it is on special. Plenty of things can nourish and warm you, but the trick is in how they do it, not just doing it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (6002) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2003
Black in colour, tan head which fades, but not too quickly. A nice roasted and burnt aroma. A medium-full bodied beer with spicy and burnt characteristics with a very full malt flavour. A bit stong, but a great overall beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2008 [draft at MacGregors - Henrietta, NY] Deep red pour with a creamy tan head. Nice lacing and red highlights. Nice and rich aroma of roasted malts mixed with coffee and the slightest hint of chocolate. Smooth and chocolaty taste at the beginning with a nice and roasty middle and a slightly bitter yet sweet finish. A little thin, but otherwise very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GRM (3920) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2007
Brown bottle, 355 ml, label read as Finger Lakes Stout, savoured on May 6 2007; eye: dark burgundy, light effervescence, clear, thin beige head; nose: caramelized roasted malt, vanilla, light chocolate, cocoa; mouth: lots of vanilla, roasted malt, lightly acrid, fizzy, a bit of grainy hops, finale in roasted malt that is slightly acrid and a good presence of vanilla, slightly oily texture, lightly bitter, medium body; overall: a bit disappointed FRANAIS Bouteille brune, 355 ml, tiquette montre Finger Lakes Stout, savoure le 6 mai 2007; il : bourgogne fonce, lgre effervescence, claire, petite mousse beige; nez : malt torrfi caramlis, vanille, lger chocolat, cacao; bouche : assez vanille, malt torrfi, lgrement cre, ptillante, petite amertume granuleuse, finale en malt torrfi lgrement cre avec une bonne prsence de vanille, texture lgrement huileuse, lgrement amre, corps moyen; en rsum : petite dception

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (3809) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Thanks for the draft JB. DArk red in color with a sweet aroma. Toasted coffe and chocolate flavor. Not the best stout of the night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2006
12 oz. bottle via Lubiere. App.: reddish hues, dark brown; small, light tan head. Aroma: slightly skunky dark-roast coffee, a bit of molasses, vanilla, chocolate and licorice. Palate: a bit thin with fairly lively carbonation. Flav.: black coffee, slight sweetness and saltiness, a mildly bitter aftertaste, a hint of hops and a bit alcoholic. Not bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
DYCSoccer17 (3674) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 9, 2004
Pours a nearly opaque deep dark mahogany with a 1.5 cm light tan head. Aroma is very funky--smells like a cow corn silo. Fruity smelling. I just cant get past that grainy smell. It tastes like that all the way through. There are some decent stout properties underneath, but this is just vile. I think its infected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3194) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2004
My bottle reads "Ithaca Finger Lakes Stout." This stout poured dark brown with red highlights and a thin off-white head. Light didn't penetrate this beer through my St. Bernardus glass but I imagine it would have done so if I poured this in a pint glass. Roasted malt and dry chocolate aroma. I wasn't expecting too much flavor considering how thin the body was but I was nicely surprised. This stout has layers of roasted malt, toast, and chocolate. At first this beer had a tangy quality but it reverted to sweetness over the course of the bottle. A hint of caramel finishes the flavor profile. Surprisingly good for such a light-colored, thin-bodied beer. I doubt this version is 7% ABV, however. Thanks Dan (jah noth)!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (3133) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2006
Reddish brown color. Classic stout characteristics - coffee and chocolate aroma. Oily finish with some hops, seemed to go towards the dry stout end of the spectrum.

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