RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.73%
This tribute to St. Patricks Day is smooth and creamy, with the distinct flavors and aromas of bittersweet chocolate, coffee and dark roasted barley. Two precious batches of this robust, ebony colored stout are produced every year, one for St. Pattys Day and one for Irish Fest. Best served at 50 degrees F.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2005
Bottle: Deep brown with an initial fizzy tan head which reduced to a fine ring and good lace. The aroma has notes of burnt and toasted malts, coffee, mocha, grassy and herbal hops, and prune. The taste starts bittersweet with a heavy dose of coffee like bitterness upon the finish. A bit lactic and fruity twang makes it interesting. A solid dry stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 19, 2005
Pours an almost pitch black. Small quickly dissipating brown head. Aroma is milk chocolate, grass and hops. Flavor is slightly dry, and smoky. Lactose/cream body with a dry coffee like finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2005
thanks to duane for this, pour was not very aromatic, just kind of plain stout smell. color was a little less than the standard, almost had some reddish tones to it when held up to the light. head was fizzy and dissipated instanly. flavor was very bitter right away, and carried throughout. i never found any of the chocolates or coffee that they say are part of this brew, just the roasted barley flavor and the bitterness. the body was thin, and had a slightly acidic/tangy mouthfeel. not that great of a beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (5077) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2005
Bottle. Poured a small fizzy tan head that quickly dissipated, fine-large sized bubbles, sparse lacing, no visible carbonation, opaque, and a black hue. Malty, roasty and chocolate aroma. Flavor was malty, roasty, burnt and coffee. Tingly palate. A decent brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - DEC 6, 2004
black opaque body with small brown head. sweet chocolatey and nutty aroma...bitter chocolate flavor dominates with a nice nutty, hoppy bite at the finish....its that time of year for stouts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2006 For all of the good stouts in the world, theres a fair share of unremarkable ones. This "Irish Stout" is one of them, but its not that bad. Smells like it should and stands its ground, but when it hits the palate, the traces of coffee and chocolate are much less noticable. Not as bitter as it should be, but then again, its not a lot of things.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2004
chocolatey brown top on a deep black body with tiny hints of ruby at corners. Dry, chocolatey, burnt licorice. Oaty & dry, coffee and cocoa linger on the palate, sweetens up and leaves a sticky mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2004
Black, but not opaque, thin tan head, which disappears quickly. Roasty nose. Some sweet chocolate at first sip, quite rough and grainy in the middle and dry at the finish. The coffee hints in the middle become less harsh once it warms. Actually warms up to a nice, thinner stout.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2004
Light nose. Brief, uninspiring off white/tan head. Nice roasted flavor, but low in body. Dark chocolate on the back end. Unassertive for what it is supposed to be. More of a small porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2004
Dark Coloring. Tannish Head. Roast. Chocolate. Coffee. Not a bad Stout. Easy to find better though.

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