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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Irish Channel Stout is our newest seasonal ale. Released in November, this is an American style stout that has sweet malt flavors of caramel and chocolate, complimented by a crisp bitterness produced by roasted barley and American Hops. The complex malt bill of pale and roasted malts result in this well balanced stout that is smooth, rich, dark and delicious! And watch out – ABV 6.8%! This seasonal will be available on draft through March.

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3.8
decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2017
Brown with ruby tones. Aroma is chocolate and roast malt. Flavor is sweet chocolate and coffee. Very light malt bitter chocolatie

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gnarliee_kidd (2) - - JUL 29, 2017 does not count
You can definitely taste the malts afterwards. Pretty decent stout. Beautiful appearance & smell for a stout. Solid choice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
TBone (17990) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2017
Tap at taproom. Opaque black color. Good beige head, lace. Aroma is toasted coffeish, toasted. Light-bodied. Light coffee flavor, toastyness. Very easy ... too easy for 6.8% beer. Lacks malts.

3.5
Chudwick (3314) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Pint can thanks to my mom. Nose is roast. Sip is coffee with a pine/resin finish. I can’t identify all the malt flavors. Do I get a demerit? Well balanced. Grapefruit burp. Reminds me of a black ipa.

3.6
edgallow (4362) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2016
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma and taste of coffee, chocolate and toffee

4.3
bpreo (2902) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 16, 2016
I bought a 4-pack of this to drink in my hotel room in New Orleans... and then brought some home with me! Boy was it worth it. A great beer.

3.7
Werckmeister (3272) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 14, 2016
0,473l can at home from trade with fabiand, big thanks. BB 07/14/2016. very black color, small coffee-colroed head. smells of licorice, roast, nutty, hazelnuts, some dark bread. nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of ash, bitter herbs, coffee grounds, licorice, bread notes, milk chocolate, spices. finishes lightly roasty and rather dry with notes of licorice, milk chocolate and some coffee notes. quite nice one, nice creamy mouthfeel. great drinkability.

3.7
Cajun (539) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Bottle - Pours black, off-white head. It’s a strange, but good, mix of aromas/flavors. I get burnt pancakes, coffee, and a rich roasted malt... ending with hops.

4.1
wlajwl (7005) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Aroma is classic Irish dry stout with some dark fruit. The flavor is coffee, dark fruit and and a bitter finish.

3.6
ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 20B American Stout

AROMA: Strong roasted malt aroma. Slight sweetness in the background (baker’s chocolate?). Very faint resiny hops. 8/12

APPEARANCE: Opaque black, no highlights. Large tan foam dissipates rather quickly. Decent lacing. 2/3

FLAVOR: Strong roasted malt right away. Dark chocolate flavor in the background. Moderate coffee flavor and bitterness on the finish. Aftertaste is initially sweet but becomes astringent. Faint tanginess. 15/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-full body; smooth texture (a little too bubbly to be creamy). No alcohol presence. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: More than a solid stout, but less than a stellar one. Definitely enjoyable and to-spec. 7/10

TOTAL SCORE: 36/50

DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.


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