This turned out to be a fantastic slow cooker chicken dish. The combination of the chicken, vegetables and stout made for a hearty dish. Several reviewers described the dish as bland but I found it to be very flavorful. I did season the dish more than what was called for in the recipe. One reviewer suggested a couple shakes of Worcestershire sauce which I added and it definitely gave the dish some punch. A definite thumbs up for this stew.