Odyn (266) - New York, USA - JUN 3, 2008
An absolutely marvellous brew!!! I bought this in a growler and it was outstanding. Lovely rich dark color, with a bittersweet nose and a clean, but not too clean finish. Completely delightful!!!!!! bpreo (2832) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2011
So this beer only comes around twice a year? It is pretty darn good, but it’s not like there are no other Irish Stouts on the market. Not so very special anymore is it? TAR (2745) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2003 Transluscent charcoal. Subtle, yet complex aroma, which boasts soft vanilla, baker's chocolate, light molasses, coffee bean, earthy hops, and burnt popcorn seed. Velvety carbonation. Firm palate. Charcoal flavors with first sip. Followed by burnt caramel, slight trace of acidity, giving balance to these rich malts, dark grape, charred wood, and mild molasses. Long roasted malts emerge in the finish with a light leafy undertone. A very sophisticated, stylish, and flavorful beauty. Kevin (2199) - Montana, USA - MAY 9, 2006
Pours pitch black with a beautiful thick brown head. Aroma of chocolate, powder cocoa, and a light fruity almost banana scent. First sip I thought, wow, this is good, a thin enjoyable mouth feel. Second taste was powdery and chocolate with a lingering dry dusty finish. More and more tastes later I am still enjoying the chocolate flavor and the slightly sweet berry that is deep in the background of this. A damn fine beer.
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thedm (6148) - 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.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Pours a opaque dark black/brown color with a creamy tan head of foam mostly lasting. Aroma is of carmel, coffee and dark chocolate. Texture is very smooth and creamy. Carmel roasted malt flavor with coffee overtones. Excellent crisp finish. Very enjoyable stout, stands up well to the original stouts brewed on the Emerald Isle. Pairs well with corn beef sandwiches and cabbage. JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Creamy aroma with roasted barley sits above a deep and dark brew. Very little, beige head. Creamy. Flavors of bittersweet chocolate, some caramel, slight coffee. Burnt caramel aftertaste with slight pine. This is pretty good. shadey (2125) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 30, 2008
1 Pint Bottle purchased at Beers of the World in Henrietta. It’s about time they brought Sprecher back to NY!!raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2003
Its nice to have a bottle that fills my Great Lakes pint glass. The pour is a nice matte black with a head that quickly diminishes to a ring of dark tan cream. The aroma is a nice roasty/toasty smell that is easy on the nostrils. The flavors add layers of caramel, toffee, and cream that are really very pleasant. This is a well done stout.
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. Got Stout? (173) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2005
UPDATED: APR 14, 2005 I figured that since they put four bottles in the pack, it’s expected that you consume them in short order. I did that with great pleasure and inebriation. The lightly burnt chocolate aroma follows directly into the drink, but thinner than one might expect. It has a self-described dry finish, but is decidedly acidic after warming. The drink is carried through to a rather thick, sweet after-swallow, but if it gets annoying another drink will be soon to follow. As I am a daily Blatz drinker, it is a nice affordable change...!