RATINGS: 563   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Bottle and keg: Filtered; Cask: Unfiltered.
Introduced August 1993.

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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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.

Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2005 This is the least offensive stout that I’ve ever drunk, and I’m not sure that that’s a good thing. Smooth, almost portishly sweet, little body. When I finished, I looked for something else to drink.

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jzzbassman (1638) - 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.

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.

TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2004
A good dry stout along the lines of Guinness. Good mouthfeel would be better with a little less carbonation. Nice, dry finish with a lingering aftertaste.

Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2004
Black body with a big tan rocky head. Exellant head retention. Coffee nose and flavor is upront, fairly dry. A bit much in the carbonation department holds this one back from being better. Not too much else. Decent session stout.

JK (6342) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2004
Strong aroma of coffee. Black with a tan head. One dimensional coffee flavor. Thin and highly carbonated. Bitter finish.

run20six2 (123) - USA - AUG 3, 2004
Very dark tasting beer and very good tasting. Tasty hops and a full aroma. Good tasting stout.

ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 21, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2005 This is one of my new favorite stouts. Coffee taste is certainly present, the feel in my mouth was not as creamy as i like a stout to be, but this is for sure one of the best dry stouts i’ve had. 2nd only to cadillac mt. stout. Update 6/7/05 Had this on draft lately and my god it’s 1000 times better. This is so good! Up goes my rating!

REDDOGICE (243) - nantucket, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2004
A decent stout... although they should attempt a better version... this is the best of the many microbrews i have had

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