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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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3.5
Aurelius (5380) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Powdery, nut-cream stout aroma. Black beer, stiff tan head head, love the Sprecher bottles except for the twistoff. Coffee/cocoa bitter, a little briny, sour, not sweet. Frothy mouthfeel, medium body. A bit warming. Coffee finish. This was pretty good - I always look forward to a new Sprecher. New Leaf Market -- I liberated the single from a 4-pack and the sprout-munchers almost busted me when it didn’t ring up right.

3.9
heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Thanks a lot for the bottle Duane. The body was black with a light brown colored head. The aroma was roasted peanuts with some coffee. There was also some sweet milk chocolate. The taste was coffee with moldy cheese. There was also some burnt bread crust. The taste was nicer than that description sounds. The carbonation was very smooth. Another beer in an underappreciated style.

3.7
badgerben (5215) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2003
Eh, not too bad. The commercial description actually does an accurate job. It's not an exceptional stout, but it is better than most. I'd rather have a Guinness or Beamish.

3.5
hotstuff (5175) - 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.

3.3
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle courtesy of BeerFMAndy. Served in a tulip. Pours near black with a light mocha head. This recedes quite quickly, leaving a spot or two of lacing. Thin collar. Nose is pretty plain with just a bit of roasted malt. As it warms, still not much more. The flavor is quite nice with the roasted malt pairing with some dark chocolate and a bit of bitter strong coffee. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Smooth bitterness in the finish. Pretty good all around. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-05-2011

3.2
SHIG (4962) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 2, 2012
Draft: poured a black brown with tan head, lacked a bit of the creaminess I’m used to with dry stout. Aroma was roasted malt. Taste was bitter bakers chocolate and full roasted malt. Could be an excellent beer, but presently average.

3.1
nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2006 The aroma has raisins, toasted malt, coffee, leaves, and chocolate. The appearance is super dark brown with a medium head. The flavor has all the elements from the aroma with what seems to be tannins giving it an off taste. The palate is thin for a stout but the aftertaste is bittersweet chocolate. I was disappointed with this one but it’s not awful.

3.9
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2013
16oz, Sprecher bottle, twist-off. Very black pour. Brown foam. Aroma of burnt malts, chocolate, coffee. Very dry. Black charred malts, licorice. Better than Guinness! (3596)

3.6
edgallow (4218) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 16, 2014
16 oz draft pours black with a tan head. Aroma of malts, coffee and chocolate. Taste is malts and chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
CanIHave4Beers (4188) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Pours a black color with some deep ruby hues around the edges of the glass the head is medium and tight and really nice while it lasts, which unfortunately isn’t for very long and it doesn’t leave us any lace to remember it by. The beer is nicely aromatic with lots of dark chocolate, plenty of toast, and a touch of oats. The flavor is dry with plenty of bitter chocolate, some burnt toast, charred wood, nicely bitter with some very mild coffee at best, and just a slight twang of maybe some banana phenolic stuff. This is quite good.


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