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O'Reilly's Irish Stout - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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O'Reilly's Irish Stout
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.59%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  3.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 04-09-2006)
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Reviews by TaylorK:
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-09-2014 21:39:56 | More by TaylorK
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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

Had on tap in Phoenixville--served into a pint glass

Appearance: dark brown in color, 1/2 inch creamy head, clear, low carbonation, amazing lacing

Smell: sweet cream and charred malt

Taste: cream, not overpowering charred malt, light butterscotch at the end

Mouthfeel: moderate-low carbonation, sweet, light bodied for the style

Drinkability: Amazing beer. Nice, dry, and sweet. This is my new favorite in the style. Very true to the style, yet pleasantly complex. This one may be better than their pils.

10-10-2011 14:18:09 | More by tigg924
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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

09-12-2012 02:02:25 | More by wattoclone
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West Virginia

3.3/5  rDev -10.8%

Flowing on a nitro tap at Trivia Pub in Moon Township, pours a dark brown almost appears black especially in the lighting of this grundgy pub. Tan head forms thick and lasts awhile and forms lacing with each sip from the pint. Aroma is a bit muted with touches of dark chocolate and light coffee notes a bit of an herbal hop finish but really nothing stands out. Flavor profile is solid a clean well balanced dry Irish stout that goes down with ease and has some of that tartness lactic edge that Guinness has. Light dark chocolate and coffee presence finishes with a touch of herbal hops dead on to the style. Mouthfeel is light and airy in body with creamy nitrogenated carbonation. Drinkability is with ease and the abv being so low this one is definitely a sessionable brew.

08-30-2006 19:00:11 | More by WVbeergeek
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New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev +14.1%

on nitro-tap at McGillin's poured into a nonic glass

deep black body....creamy off white/tan head....superb lacing

toasty malt....with touches of coffee and caramel

subtle sweetness yet still dry with some toasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate flavor...light and creamy

light creamy mouthfeel...light in alcohol

this is an all nighter for me....this is hard to come by where i'm from in NJ so when i find it when i 'm out i stick with it for most of the night...the limited availability (for me at least) along with the super low ABV help in it's drinkability

excellent Irish stout....actually prefer this over that other "well known" Irish stout

06-06-2009 02:50:05 | More by SPRichard
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.9%

03-31-2012 19:46:04 | More by acurtis
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New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -4.6%

Sly Fox- O'Reilly's Stout

Appearance- Reddish black with a creamy soft head.
Smell- Light roasted chocolate coffe with cream and sugar.
Taste- Smooth and creamy. Sweet chocolate with a mild roasted coffee bean.
Mouthfeel- Velvety soft and smooth. Slight dry finish.

Overall- An easy Stout to drink. Not the boldest of flavors but solid and a good beer to finish the day with.

11-20-2006 00:20:18 | More by NJpadreFan
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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Nitro tap at the Tap and Mallet,black, big creamy head, creamy mouthfeel, coffee grounds for taste, roast and one-dimensional, that of course is mediocre compared to the stout I want to drink. ALso not overally dry. Would like more stout flavour, maybe in a bottle?

08-20-2008 02:42:46 | More by Sammy
Photo of tempest


4.15/5  rDev +12.2%

On-tap at the Spinnerstown Hotel.

This is exactly what an Irish dry stout should be. Just plain delicious. It's a very creamy body with a thick head and lacing. The flavor is a slightly milky, deep roasted flavor with an aroma to match. A great example of the style and oh so drinkable. Find this and get someone else to drive you home.

10-15-2007 02:28:01 | More by tempest
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

07-03-2013 01:28:18 | More by Jeremy_Zim
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

09-06-2012 14:06:54 | More by PaBeerLover
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4.38/5  rDev +18.4%

On tap at Jean Bonnett Tavern, Bedford PA. St Patty's Day.

Appearance: Ruby dark red & black. Nice head retention as you would expect with Nitro. Lacing left all the way down the glass

Smell: Roasted maltballs

Taste: Extremely smooth, velvety texture with coffee and chocolate aftertaste. Coffee bitter taste is not as pronounced as Guinness and I find this a touch sweeter than Guinness.

Overall: Exceptional drinker! I could see myself having many of these over a course of an evening. Prefer this over Guinness and Victory Donnybrook.

03-20-2009 00:08:07 | More by Kolsch
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3.36/5  rDev -9.2%

On tap, nitro at Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, PA:

The beer appeared a nice, thick black color with a nice dark tan cascade and thick, dense, dark tan head, with excellent retention and some lacing. The beer gave off a very light, much lighter than expected roasted malt aroma with perhaps a slight hint of coffee. The beer had a nice malty taste that one would expect from a dry stout, with a slight bitterness to it. The beer had a good moderate feel to it, and it was smooth, creamy and very easy to drink. Overall a good beer, but my favorite is still Beamish.

06-11-2013 02:01:48 | More by PhillyStyle
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

02-11-2014 23:48:54 | More by waddellc2
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-02-2012 02:56:11 | More by mdillon86
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-05-2011 02:53:53 | More by tclapper
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New York

4/5  rDev +8.1%

I had at d.b.a. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn off the tap.
A- It has a nice dark color to it, basically black. It has a big head that leaves a fair amount of lace.
S- Slight tartness to it.
T- This beer has a nice smooth vegetable (celery)) flavor to it. For a stout, it has a bit of tart chocolate taste, but very smooth once down.

07-20-2010 21:14:42 | More by Amalak
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

09-24-2012 20:47:12 | More by jjd315
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4.03/5  rDev +8.9%

L: Pours a deep black color with a medium sized and frothy tan colored head that sticks around for a long time and laces pretty heavily when it fades.
S: Smells of sweet roasted malts, nice sweet oatmeal and other malt aromas with hints of chocolate and coffee as well.
T: Tastes of sweet roasted malt, more bitter darker malts, hints of chocolate, coffee, and caramel.
M: Super Smooth, medium bodied, perfect amount of carbonation
D: Very drinkable, this was a great mix of flavor and feel, especially on the Nitro Tap so this is something I will be looking for again.

04-25-2011 11:32:02 | More by erosier
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

06-02-2012 23:02:29 | More by JohneHoodlum
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3.03/5  rDev -18.1%

I am a fan of Irish Dry Stouts. I regularly have Guinness on hand at my house and I love O'hara's Irish Stout as well.

O'Reilly's Irish Stout was a little bit disappointing. It was a beautifully enticing appearance followed with very little to back it up IMHO. It was a dark brown maybe mahogany that looked black in the dim lighting. Huge thick foamy head that lasted long after I gave up on the beer. The creamy foam sitting atop this beer seemed as if it'd never fade. So far so good.

Smell: When I got to the smell it was good but nothing exceptional. A bit of the aroma like Murphy's but week and a bit hard to find. When I did locate the aroma there was the typical smell of roasted malts and subtle hints of coffee.

Taste & Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is decent at the beginning and the end but this beer seem to have no backbone in the mouth; texture or taste. It just went limp and watery through the center. The front end had a decent roasted malt and subtle coffee character. I was hoping for a bit more chocolate or more poignant flavor. Nonetheless it was good to start. then as the beer passes over the tongue it lost all complexity and depth; it was very watery and thin through the center. The finish was decently dry but overall I was a bit disappointed. I herd good things about this beer from others so maybe it is just this batch that is weaker than others. Still a good beer just straightforward and thin through the center.

Drinkability: This beer dinky like water. Very quaffable a sessionable! I would drink this with dinner as opposed to considering it a beer for deep contemplation.

Hope this is helpful.

04-09-2006 21:37:27 | More by Phatz
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-16-2013 01:26:12 | More by calcnerd
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3.93/5  rDev +6.2%

Last stop on our graduation journey. Poured into the O'reilly's stout glass.Poured opague black with an absolutely beautiful creamy brown heading. Leaves lacing rings all over the place.

Not alot going on in the nose. Some light barley notes with a nice coffee aroma.

Taste is nice. There are some big flavor's of coffee,chocolate,cream here for such a lower ABV.Finishes with a lingering coffee twang in the tastebuds.

Mouth is extremely smooth and creamy. Again for such a lower ABV this is very we balanced not very watery at all.

Big flavor,low ABV. What else is not to like about this?

05-22-2011 15:21:24 | More by TheFightfan1
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District of Columbia

3.6/5  rDev -2.7%

Look is a solid stout appearance, dark brown (nearly black) with a surprisingly light finger of nice off-white head that leaves impressive lacing as the beer goes down. Nose is fairly mild, pretty dry roasted malt smell. A touch sour. I guess this is what gives the beer a little more character. Sourness comes through throughout the beer, very limited sweetness. Roasted malt as well. Feel is creamy and full bodied, solid. Overall, I could have a few of these, but the sourness might be a little limiting. I prefer my stouts a little sweeter, although that might not be this style.

06-20-2007 11:20:44 | More by soupyman10
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-17-2012 21:45:51 | More by weaselchew
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O'Reilly's Irish Stout from Sly Fox Brewing Company
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