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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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2.8
nuplastikk (6358) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2009 16oz bottle, brewed for St. Patricks day, drank in July. Opaque black with stained glass corners. Thin, oily head. Sweet, adjunct-ridden aroma. Sub-par roasty chocolate characteristics. Smooth and drinkable at best, old and artificial at worst. Sweet butterscotch and brown sugar notes. Medium bodied. Sub par all the way, though it improves slightly as it reaches room temperature and becomes more Porter-like.

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thedm (6275) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2005
This bottled brew poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized mostly diminishing brown colored bubbles that left behind a good lacing. The body contained no visible carbonation, was opaque and dark black brown in color. Its aroma contained notes of vinous mild dark malt . Its mouth feel is tingly bubbly thick with a palate and a aftertaste. Its flavor contained mild roasted chocolate dark malts notes. An above average brew.

2.8
JPDIPSO (6257) - Wauwatosa, USA - FEB 27, 2003
Very dark brown with only a small lid of tiny light tan bubbles. Light sweet roasted malt aroma. Flavors are have a sweet grain quality, with a touch of lactose. A bit acidic, which tend to make it feel thinner. Sharp black malt bitterness tempered with the roasty sweetness seem to work against each other. Seems to be a sweet stout/cream porter?

2.9
JK (6230) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Black and thick palate. Roasty, Guinness-like aroma. Tall but short lived brown head. Flavor is too sweet for the style, but there is roasted malt. Cut down on the sweetness and this will be at the top of its class. Dry, popcorn flavor in the finish.

2.6
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is made up of lighter malts, but there is not really much else going on. The flavor is roasted malt and not too much else. Both the flavor and aroma are very one dimensional and not too exciting. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.2
Skyview (6093) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2007
Another bottle from the brewery’s gift shop. This brew purs a very dark, opaque brown with some red highlights on the side. The head is very small and short lived. Serving closer to room temperature will make it stay longer. Good lacing though. Aromas of burnt malt and some toffee. Taste is sweet and not bitter like most other Irish Dry Stouts. The finish is almost like chocolate but dry.

3.3
cheap (5958) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Stubby half pound bottle. Big black pour. Thickish, nearly tart with a good fine co2 sizzle. Aroma is a little sweeter than most dry stouts. Dark brown and nearly black yet no sediment. Nice finish. Gets more like-able as the session continues. No blatant signs of alky. Ends with old burned campfire wood that was dampened from a short spring sprinkling. OK NOW!

3.4
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2006
Black body with a decent brown head. The aroma is roasted barley with a splash of chocolate. More to the flavor. Roasted barley, sweet malt, chocolate, coffee, and a mild nutty bitterness. Sweet but dry finish. Nice.

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3.6
nearbeer (5514) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2011
12 oz. Pitch with a small ring of creamy, tan froth. Nose of scorched caramel, char, and a hint of smoke. Medium-heavy body is to the sweet side, astringent, and a bit too fizzy and tingly. Flavor is espresso with light cream, vanilla, cherry, and charred grain.

3.4
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black body with a white head. Light roasted malt, coffee tones, light espresso, sweet malt, some caramel and mineral qualities. A nice session stout.


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