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RATINGS: 568   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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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2005
Chocolatey dry stout that seems to be trying to be a guinness clone. Not bad but underwhelming. A little bitterness appears stronger as it warms. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhliesen (831) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Bottle--Poured a nice black color with a foamy tan head. Good thick taste on the tongue. Smell of chocolate, though I wished the aroma was stronger. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2005
I loved this Stout. It had such a great flavor and full of life. A big cramy head on this beer. A great beer for a nice dinner.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kfarrnd (113) - Oldsmar, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2005 Bottle -- Good black color with a thin head. But taste was far too light and overally carbonated on the palate. Definitely hints of coffee but not enough richness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2005
Pours a black color with a large tan head. Flavor is nice and malty. Has hints of chocolate and coffee and aroma is very malty.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2005
On tap at Federal Jacks. Pours a deep black color with a thin creamy light brown head. Weak lactic aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Ordinary flavor of coffee and roasted malt. Light to medium body with a dry mouthfeel and soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
3daddict (139) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 18, 2005
Pours a dark brown with promising tan head. Aroma is creamy toasted malts and cocoa. This is an excellent stout. Shipyard hit one out of the ballpark on this offering. Perfectly balanced bitter with very smooth dark malts and coffee undertones. Nice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
CapFlu (5103) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2005
(22oz bottle) Purchased at Downeast Beverages in Portland, Maine, on August 1, 2005. Pours a huge (3/4 glass) light brown, frothy head with a mildly carbonated, opaque body. Nose of roasted malt and molasses. Fizzy flavours of deep roasted malt. Thin finish. I have to agree with kfarrnd below that this is too carbonated and the flavour doesnt show its potential.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2005
i was excited to see this in the store, because these guys make some pretty damn good beers. pours out dark black. smells strongly of coffee and chocolate. taste is thick, rich, creamy, and tastes almost like a glass of coffee. finish is pretty dry. all in all, a very good dry stout that could be enjoyed with a large amount of chocolate. might end up going and buying more of these in a few days. damn nice.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUN 29, 2005
(12 oz bottle) Nice tan head, some lacing. Dark brown. Faint molasses or caramel aroma. Pleasant flavor, a little dry, little bite at the end. Pretty good.


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