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RATINGS: 569   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle and keg: Filtered; Cask: Unfiltered.
Introduced August 1993.

Ingredients:
British pale ale malt; Crystal, Chocolate and Black malts; Roasted barley;
Warrior, Cascade, Tettnang, Goldings hops;
warm fermenting English yeast.
OG 1052

A classic Irish stout. Full-bodied yet smooth and spectacular in appearance.

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3.7
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2015
Nitrous pour. Great dark black pour with a holding cream head. Sweet molasses taste with a tiny bite of chocolate. Great beer.

3.7
smaynard6000 (1167) - Apopka, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2015
on nitro. Pours black with an average sized frothy light brown head. Aroma is roasted chocolate malt and coffee. Moderately sweet with roasted coffee notes. Full bodied with creamy texture. Pretty good.

3.5
kajser27 (1806) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 2, 2015
Pitch black with weak but constant tan head. Aroma is of chocolate and weak roasted malts. Taste sweet chocolate, some caramel, some roasted malts, bitter chocolate and bitter dryish finish. Medium bodied and average carbonation.

3.8
loubar (157) - Los Gatos, California, USA - FEB 9, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2015 12 oz. bottle from BevMo. Black body with a frothy tan head that quickly dissipates. Lots of flavor; black coffee, dark chocolate, burnt toast give way to a big malt base. Extra points for the surprisingly dry finish. I think they achieved their goal: a flavorful, yet light, session stout. Love the low ABV.

2.9
ogivlado (7810) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 28, 2015
Bottled 355ml. -at O’Hara Zagreb. Dark brown coloured, small pale brown head, mild chocolate nose. Slight roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and some caramel with bitterish roasty finish. Light one.

2.8
bytemesis (8397) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Tap. Pours clear black, medium creamy brown head, great lacing. Aroma is roasty, coffee, cigarettes. Flavor is odd, smokey, roasty, pickle, flowers. Medium body

3.3
ManVsBeer (10464) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle from Booths, Media City. Black, with no head. It doesn’t have the strongest character for its style, but it has enough roasted malt in its aroma and taste to please with a slightly milky smooth texture.

3.4
Nocturne (1992) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2014
355ml bottle. Black with lots of brown head. Aroma is roasty with some smoke and chocolate accents. Quite creamy too. There’s a certain harshness to the taste of some dry stouts that I don’t find here. Getting a faint hint of woodsmoke in the finish. Carbonation is much too high, which spoils it a bit. Despite that, it’s one of the better dry stouts I’ve had.

3
chinchill (4995) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2014
12 oz bottle poured very dark brown, looking black and opaque in the glass. Weak, light brown head. Feel: medium body with light carbonation. Flavor: U.K. style stout with plenty of very dark roasted malt flavor with minimal burnt or char elements.

3
Garrold (5269) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle, three months out of date, found hiding in the cellar. Think it came from Morrisons. Very dark brown. Tan head, that only appears after a swirl. Vine fruits, and cocoa at the start. A little ash, and a wet chamois thing, too. In fact, a lot of the wet chamois. Taste is ashy dry. A little bitterness. Palate is thin. Too much carbonation, also. Finishes dry, and long bitter. A hint of sweet, on the lips, right at the end.


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