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RATINGS: 570   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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (5013) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2004
Black color with a monster tan head. Burnt chocolate aroma. Slight malt taste, but pretty watery. A little bitter. Fair enough, but kind of a disappointment.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2004
Black Coloring. Big Espresso Head. Good Roasts Here...Sweet.. Coffee. A Little Thin...Bitter at the End... Not a Bad Stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7336) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2011 I am not a big fan of dry stouts or this brewer in general but this was a pretty darn solid example of the style. +++Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark black color with a mildly creamy medium brown head that lingered. The aroma is chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. The aroma is particularly strong and rather pleasant. The beer is thick and strong in flavor with coffee and bakers chocolate. There is a mild hop bitterness on the finish. The beer also dries out a bit on the finish. Well done.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2004
An ebon hue, with crimson shining in through the corners, under a big, towering, thoughquick to crumble, soft brown head, leaving tendrils of lace behind. Aroma is slightly bitter, slightly sweet, but feels like a coco-cola too much, to me, way too much carbonation. Some cocoa, hints of coffee, soft and smooth. Brief hops, mild, then smooth malt, slight chocolate, minor espresso-ish tones, just smoothness all along. Cocoa stands on top as a cheif flavor, but the carbonation is still too high for me, and, ultimately, this stout lacks an essential mark of character. It feels too underwhelming, too easy-to-please, too low-expectations,...the carbonation clashes with whatever else the beer was trying to be...it could be smoother, could be stronger, could be bolder...but cant...too bad...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2004
Good dark brown color,small dark brown head that faded quickly leaving little behind.The aroma was roasty and nicely malty with a nice coffee tone and some hints of caramel along with maybe just a hint of sweetness.The flavor is malty and mildly chocolatey with a nice hint of coffee and some hops towards the end.Not bad but then again not great.Its worth a try at any rate though.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (6218) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 5, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2004 2004 draught at KBC in Maine. Pours a deep black, with a good off-white head. Aroma of oily chocolate, hints of hops and a decent roast. Pretty decent for a dry stout, which dont normally produce much of an aroma. Flavor is heavily roasty/chocolatey and reminds me much of guiness. Very smooth, watery body, lightly bitter, but mostly lightly sweet and chocolatey. Quite drinkable, very watery and medium bodied, but its better than average, has a good, almost nutty finish.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2004
Excellent roasty chocolate aroma with hints of mint and vanilla. Dark, dark mahogany color. Tan head that fails too soon. Appealing burnt flavor, but not much else. Finishes somewhat dry with little body, true to style. I had it in the bottle, but it would benefit from being served with nitrogen. Not complex enough for my tastes.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2005 This is the least offensive stout that Ive ever drunk, and Im not sure that thats a good thing. Smooth, almost portishly sweet, little body. When I finished, I looked for something else to drink.

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2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jzzbassman (1588) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2004
Big roasty aroma, but this was only a slightly better than average stout. The palate really hurt this one and was very thin and watery. Almost non-existant head.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - AUG 28, 2004
seemed awfully light for a stout. The first impression based on apperace was that the beer would be suprisingly good. It poured a dark brown/black color with a brown head with minimal lacing. Aroma was mainly a roasted coffee note. Flavour was slightly biter with a lot of roasted notes. Mouthfeel was water and all though it was a dry beer it could have been drier.


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