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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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3.7
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2007
Dark color. Smell of hops, coffee, toffee, caramel, bits of smoke and some roasted malt. Taste of caramel, roasted coffee, malt, toffee, chocolate, bread, hops and a nice bitterness at the end. Also some nut flavor at the end. No, not mine! LOL!

3.7
CanIHave4Beers (4241) - 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.

3.7
fidelis83 (2535) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 6, 2010
Pours black with thin mahogany highlights when held to light, and a thin beige head that has great retention and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is roast, cocoa, toast, woody hops, light day old coffee and sweet toasty cereal grains. Flavor is roast, earth, salty chocolate, toasted malt, earth and woody hops. Palate is farily light bodied, very dry throughout with a light but fairly sharp carbonation. Pretty damn good for a dry stout.

3.7
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 15, 2010
Tasted 7/15/10. Pint bottle. Opaque with a dark brown hue. Finger width of dissipating khaki head. Aromas of toast, fudge, dark chocolate and graham crackers. Full bodied with a definite dry palate. Modest effervescence that accompanies a bitter dark hop flavor and coffee astringency. Dry but not too bitter. Mild acidity, which is good. This is a smooth sipper, no doubt!

3.7
SSSteve (4006) - - MAR 22, 2013
growler. black beer with a huge, whipped, tan head. sweet-ish aroma with milk chocolate. flavor is more bitter roast than the aroma suggests with a dark chalky roasted note. light body and dry, but very flavorful. very solid.

3.6
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.

3.6
1FastSTi (3358) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2005
Sampled from a bottle, this beer pours to a thin creamy dark brown head. The body is a really dark brown with red highlights. The aroma is roasty and bready, chocolate and grass hops. This is quite nice for a dry stout. :) The flavor is roasted coffee, dark fruits, and dark semi-sweet chocolate. The palate is a bit thin, but I suppose I’ve never had a thick dry stout. Dry and tangy.

3.6
Palidor19 (3194) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2006
Very enjoyable, its got the taste of a high quality stout. Appearent taste of coffee and chocolate. Its got a fizzy appearance that make very fond have more.

3.6
BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Nice aroma of malts, smoke, caramel and bittersweet chocolate. Some toffee in the flavor accompanied by sumatra-esque qualities, baked bread and just a hint of vanilla with a robust and dry finish. Pretty carbonated. A very drinkable beer. I could drink this often. Nice sample of this style.

3.6
wlajwl (7210) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Among the better dry stouts, not as watery as Guiness Draught, but still has a nice coffee bite to it.


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