RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nero55 (922) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Draft. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma chocolate and toasted malts. Medium body with toasted malt and coffee notes with a hint of hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (17082) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (3078) - 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 cant identify all the malt flavors. Do I get a demerit? Well balanced. Grapefruit burp. Reminds me of a black ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (4051) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2016
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma and taste of coffee, chocolate and toffee

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpreo (2787) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (2752) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cajun (523) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Bottle - Pours black, off-white head. Its a strange, but good, mix of aromas/flavors. I get burnt pancakes, coffee, and a rich roasted malt... ending with hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (6605) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChadPolenz (1784) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 20B American Stout

AROMA: Strong roasted malt aroma. Slight sweetness in the background (bakers 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


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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (4646) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 18, 2016
Can at Louisiana Pizza Kitchen, NOLA, 30.4.16. Black with a tan head. Chocolate milk and light roastiness in the nose, some chocolate cake too. Roasty chocolate, a little bit of metal and ash in the mouth. Full body, very fizzy, chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (5236) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Pint can. Coal black body with a sticky cobweb of foam. Aroma of espresso, dark milk chocolate and a bit of char. Flavor shows the same mix plus a bit of graham cracker on the front and some occasional burnt salty popcorn on the finish. Medium body has a pleasant medium carbonation and a decent, if slightly bi-polar balance.

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