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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dry, bitter, Irish-style dark ale brewed with rye, munich and roasted barley malts, massive amounts of Columbus hops and our special house yeast. Extremely dry, roasty and delicious!

Information:
Malts - Pale, Rye, Munich, Roasted Barley, Chocolate
Hops - Columbus and lots of it!
Lavery Yeast Blend
ABV - 5.6%
IBU - 50

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3.7
yespr (45425) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2017
From tap. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, slight chocolate. Bitter, roasted, dark malty. Lingering chocolate finish.

3.5
jrodooo5 (1672) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - APR 14, 2017
Quite tasty dry stout! Pours black w/ tiny tan head & little lacing. The aroma has some nice dark malt notes as well as some rich coffee. The taste is surprisingly smooth & not overly dry. Solid beer overall!

3.8
rondphoto (4439) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 16, 2016
bottle @ House of 1000 Beers / New Kensington PA --- Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate, and rye. Nearly opaque brown / black color, generous deep tan fluffy head that stays a long time at three fingers, big stripes of lace. Taste is toasted malt combined with bitter mocha (coffee and chocolate), not really any discernible rye for me. Medium carbonation on the swallow turns to more bitter mocha which drifts through a long finish. So big and bold for 5.6% - a solid brew.

3.5
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2015
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark brown pour with a thick tan head. Bitter hops in the aroma over top of a subtle chocolate and coffee blend. Rye dryness at the start of the flavor with a chocolate and coffee middle. Very bitter middle that lingers on into the aftertaste.

2.5
FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a black color with a medium sized foamy tan head that left minimal lacing. The aroma was coffee, roasty malts, bitterness, smoke and wood. The flavor was bitter, dry and roasty with coffee, a mild herbal note and a hint of smoke. Long finsih. Medium body. Meh.

4.4
MarkSachon (1023) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2015
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. This was quite enjoyable and great to see coming from Erie, PA. One of the best rye stouts on the market.

3.4
Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Poured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma was malted, roasted malt, light spicey rye character. Flavor was roasted, dry, light burnt chocolate.

3.6
jb (3251) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Very very attractive, dark, with a full dark head. Standard black malt nose, charred, a touch of chocolate. Taste is good, palate is medium, not tons going on here, but pretty good.

3.6
Travlr (24725) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle. Jet black color, dark brown head. Aroma of darkly toasted rye bread. Taste is slightly sour chocolate and brown bread. Dry finish.

3.5
Homer321 (5070) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle from a trade. Opens with a loud thwrrrrt. Poured in a snifter. Nose is dark, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roast. Black in color with a large brown head that slowly dissipates, lots of tiny bubbles, good lacing. Taste is sharp, assertive dark grain roastiness and bitterness, dark chocolate and a dry, roasted finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation, with a slight bite. A slight earthy, grassy hop presence as it warms. Overall, an enjoyable beer.


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