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style
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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2.8
jzzbassman (1634) - 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
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.

3.4
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.

3.3
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.

3.1
JK (6161) - 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.

4
run20six2 (123) - USA - AUG 3, 2004
Very dark tasting beer and very good tasting. Tasty hops and a full aroma. Good tasting stout.

4.1
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!

5
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

3
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2004
A decent attempt at an Irish Dry Stout, but somewhat forgettable. Attractive roasted malt and coffee aroma. Bubbly tan head dissapates to a thin coating quickly after pouring. Initailly, flavor is fairly assertive of coffee and dark malts, but is very short lived. Overall taste and mouthfeel seems too thin and spritzy for this style. Not very memorable.

3.6
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2004
Bottle pours black, large tannish fluffy head, with semi-decent lacing, and lots of suspended yeasty bits.   Heavy cocoa on the nose, slight coffee bean.   Flavor is forwardly cocoa/carob, slight coffee bean.   Body is slightly thin, finish is a bit bitter.   Enjoyable, slightly dry, not smooth but a bit rough around the edges.   Decent, but many better examples of the style exist.   Thanks goes out to BierBauch for the trade!



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