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RATINGS: 571   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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   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (6046) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
run20six2 (123) - USA - AUG 3, 2004
Very dark tasting beer and very good tasting. Tasty hops and a full aroma. Good tasting stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
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 ive had. 2nd only to cadillac mt. stout. Update 6/7/05 Had this on draft lately and my god its 1000 times better. This is so good! Up goes my rating!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2004
Nice, tan-over-black appearance. Yeasty, sweet and sour nose, which I found inviting. Soft and creamy with an edgy carbonation. Very nice roasted flavors, with fresh coffee notes. Some sourness surfaces just before the finish. Subtle notes of chocolate and smoke as well. Can't really define or explain them, but I found a combination of flavors and aromas in this beer that really touched my stout soft spot. Good stuff!

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