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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. Patrick’s 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. Patty’s Day and one for Irish Fest. Best served at 50 degrees F.

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3.2
hopscotch (11451) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2006
Bottle... Pitch black ale with a small, creamy, well tanned head. The aroma is subtle, almost nondescript, in fact. However, I was able to pull from it some nice dark chocolate and vanilla. Terrific balance. Roasted, gently bitter chocolate and espresso. Light to medium-bodied with a dry mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Finishes chocolaty, lightly bitter, then dry. Kudos to jimbowood for shipping the bottle to me!

3.3
alexsdad06 (11238) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2008
16 oz. bottle. Pours black in color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is mainly roasted malts, light chocolate, and some metal. The flavor is straight forward roasted malts, dark chocolate, and perhaps a little dark fruit. Smooth, but thin. This is a decent , but average stout.

2.4
JoeMcPhee (10136) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2009
Tap at Standings Bar. Dark black beer with a thin brown head. Lightly sour, roasty aroma. A bit of light vegetal character up front. There is also a bit of light citrus. Flavour is just kind of non-descript. Lightly roasty with a bit of cocoa roastiness. Meh... kind of rancid and gross.

3.6
blipp (9929) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 8, 2008
Bottle. Pours almost black with a gray/tan head. Lightly roasted aroma with semi-sweet chocolate and light smoke. Medium body. Lightly roasted/smoked flavor with a coffee bean note. Nice.

3.1
arminjewell (9729) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2010
Pours deep brown/black with red along the edges, aroma is some chocolate and coffee. Taste up front is a bit of coffee leading into some roasted and more coffee notes. Pretty good irish stout, nice flavor.

3.2
drowland (9184) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Had at the brewpub after a tour of the place. Not a bad beer - typical profile and tasty enough.

3.5
Ibrew2or3 (8913) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Poured pitch black with half an inch mocha head. This aroma is light and uninspired with mild sweetness and burnt to roasty malts followed by burnt malts. The taste is more interesting with malty sweetness quickly followed up by burnt malts. Then I get a light astringency and mild caramel candy sweetness that rides into the finish with hints of coffee. The taste is very nice.

3.1
PorterPounder (8364) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 16 oz bottle. Pours a violet-black with a initial bubbly khaki colored head that dissipates quickly. Aroma has a hint of earthiness and black dirt. Nice dry flavor, subtle and unpretentious. A bit of unsweetened chocolate, some rich black dirt, and a back end nuttiness. Mouthfeel is sufficiently dry and chalky. Decent.

3.4
blankboy (7884) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2007
Bottle (500ml) shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a very dark ruby-brown with an average size diminishing light brown head. Aroma of slightly burnt caramel, chocolate, a hint of smoke and some herbal hops. Slightly watery flavour of lightly roasted malt, dark fruit and chocolate. Medium bodied. A pretty good Dry Stout.

3.3
CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2003
Looks just like the picture. Aroma of burnt chocolate and corn. Body is more robust than Guinness and a little sweeter. Somewhat dry finish with woody character. I expect a little more from Sprecher.


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