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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.73%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2008
Pours dark brown with light tan head. Sweet malt aroma with a touch of chocolate. Flavor to match, but with coffee bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlisle (619) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle (labeled as Stout). Black color with thin tan head and no lacing. Smoke aroma. Malt with smoke, chocolate, and coffee notes. Watery body and thin mouthfeel. Long finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2009
From the bottle, pours black with a thick brown foamy head. Aroma is dry, not quite smokey, but gives the impression that a dryer stout is about to hit the lips. Taste is initialy smooth with some silky chocolate, followed quickly by a bitterness that hold throughout. Notes of cocoa powder and dark roasted malts, this finishes rather dry but not quite bittering. Its....ok.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 20, 2010
Slightly hearty aroma. Looks black and very opaque. Tastes of burnt malts? Slightly reminiscent of Guinness, though much thinner. Not too much of a palate - just good Irish (style) hearth and goodness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flemdawg (561) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2004
Malty aroma, along with molasses, coffee, carmel, and cocoa. Very dark, but some light will make it appear red just around the edges. Also a carbonated head, much like a pop that quickly dissappeared. Molasses was the first thing I noticed when I took a sip, but the hop bitterness took over after that. Some coffee and chocolate made a breif stint in there as well. Kind of thin on the tounge. This was my birthday present to my self, and I think I could have done a better job, but still not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2003
Looks just like it's picture above.Not as black as leads to believe though.Dark mahogany at the darkest. Aroma is very bittersweet(not from overloading hops),burnt,and some earthy hop notes. Mouthfeel seemed watery at first but after a few sips,this is a pretty thick brew. Excellent cocoa,caramel,burnt flavors with a long,lingering bittersweet finish. Seems to be a good stab to me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2007
16 ounce bottle. Pint glass. Dark with a tan head. Aroma was sweet roast malt with a hint of chocolate. Taste was mainly roast malt and caramel with a touch of bitterness. A little watery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Pours black with a good sized light brown head. Aroma of cocoa and caramel, burnt coffee. Bitter coffee and unsweetened chocolate flavors, but I could swear I could taste some piney hops presense as well. Somewhat full bodied. A nice dry stout.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2004
Quite sweet and lush bodied for a "dry" stout. Roasty and slightly chocolatey. Enjoyable, but nothing outstanding.


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