RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Pours black and is an amped-up version of a traditional dry stout. The addition of both roasted barley and dark crystal malted barley give Extra Stout undertones of chocolate, molasses and dried fruit.

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SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2008
12oz bottle: Deep black pour with light brown highlights and a nice mocha cap. Dark, bitter chocolate nose with spicy esthers. Drinks a bit thin for a high abv stout. Notes of bitter chocolate and espresso are dominant with the signature drying, chalky note leads into the finish. Drinks easy, but could be more complex.

Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2008
Bottle. Nice bonus from xmarcnolanx. Thanks! Pours a dark brown w/ no head. Aroma of coffee, whisky. Sweet taste. Maybe a little too sweet. Creamy, medium body. UPDATE: This turned into a drain pour by the end. Way too sweet.

esjaygee (3902) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Draught at Schlafly Bottleworks. Reddish-brown with thin light brown head. Caramel and chocolate aroma. Smooth tasty, well-balanced and hides the alcohol well. Flavors included chocolate, cocoa and coffee. Nice sweet finish - I thoroughly enjoyed this one.

NachlamSie (3597) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Bottle born on Feb 5, 2008. Pours a deep, dark brown/red/black with a whispy head. The aroma surprised me. After having a couple Schlafly stouts now, I had this conception of what to expect. However, this is a little different. I get some pleasing peaty Scotch aromas, cigar, vanilla, and even some papery hops coming through. Mouthfeel is a little weird for what is going on here, but it’s not bad. Carbonation is low and it’s pretty slick. The flavor has some sharp, bitter sweet tobacco going on with a hint of vanilla, licorice, and teriyaki jerky. I wouldn’t say this is a typical foreign/Caribbean style stout. It’s almost a Scotch ale-stout hybrid. I like it.

tyler_mn (2464) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2008
Growler from drmatt. Definite light foreign stout aroma of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, brown sugar and alcohol. Pours a thin dark brown with amber highlights with a quickly fading creamy light khaki head. Medium bodied and good carbonation with notes of liquorice, anise, roasted malt and bitter chocolate. Thanks Matt!

TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Pours near black with mostly receding wispy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, pepper, rum, cherry. Tastes of chocolate, rum, brown malt, light roast. Mouthfeel is full bodied with lush carbonation. Pretty nice Foreign Stout.

philfish (14) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2007
Not really my type of beer. Although I wouldn’t throw it out or anything. Goes well with a Riley’s pub aged prime rib.

keithw (15) - USA - DEC 4, 2007
Tap/Bottle. This is one of Schlafly’s best! A very thick, full-flavored stout that has deep flavors of sweet, dark chocolate, coffee and malt. Interesting mouthfeel, at times creamy and at times sharp, but always delicious. Nice as an after-dinner beer, as it is very sweet. Strikes me as a nice balance between a dry stout/sweet stout/imperial stout. Trust me, it will make sense if you try it!

CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2007
Pours an opaque black with a small, but dense and frothy, wispy-lacing dark tan head. Aroma of lightly sweet, toasty, dark chocolate and caramel malts along with some doughy chestnut character. Starts with a nice viscosity and velvety texture revealing semi-sweet dark caramel and chocolate flavors toward a smooth, lightly roasted bittersweet finish. A nice and true to style foreign stout.

madscotsman (147) - Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Poured a dark brown in color with an offwhite head. Some roasted malts with a slight sweet aroma. Had some hops in the palate with a creamy type feeling in the finish. Nice beer. Not sure what really makes it irish Style.

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