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Friend Of An Irishman Stout - Christian Moerlein Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

82 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 15.52%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Christian Moerlein Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kels on 03-08-2009)
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

drbenderdo, Jan 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

jonaspb, Jul 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

harpus, Apr 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

ChuckSchick, Jan 25, 2013
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3.45/5  rDev +3%

A pretty solid black coffee colored brew with a very modest off-white circle of thin bubblage on top and decent traces of lace. The aroma suggests a woodsy skunk malt with a roasted peat edge. Not bad. The taste brings on a thin, harsh charcoal with bitter cider mash malt. Some grassy ash tray ideas here. Not bad but the body is closer to light with a very thin, aqueous feel and very little carbonation. Good but not great.

Durge, Jan 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

JimmyFlatRock, Dec 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

bayner34, Jul 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

Hessian257, Jul 04, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Mpreed23, Jun 05, 2012
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2.4/5  rDev -28.4%

Friend of an Irishman is no ones friend! It poured out a deep and headless brown.The aroma was slightly acrid, like rotting humus. The taste was of burnt coffee and acidified chocolate.Also, a touch too sweet for a dry stout. It actualy tastes somehow weak bodied,as if you were to take a very old batch of Murphy's or Guinness and add 10% more water! Slightly bitey aftertaste.

CaptJackHarkness, May 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

ncstephen, May 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

JHarris1717, May 23, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev +9.9%

Friend of an Irishman stout pours a black color, with not much head, lots of carbonation; looks like a coke. There is a smooth smell, with hints of coffee. A smooth taste, creamy, strong coffee flavors, on a rather smokey malty backbone. Very nice full flavor, stays on the tongue. Overall a very solid dry stout, enjoyable and different from the market favor Guinness.

vette2006c5r, May 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

OtsegoHive, May 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

dseiters, May 01, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

rjpetrizzo, Apr 29, 2012
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3.05/5  rDev -9%

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance –Poured a dark brown color with a light off whit head. The head faded quite fast leaving only a little lacing.

Smell – The smell was mainly off coffee and some roasted malt. There is an ever so light vanilla aroma mixed in as well giving it a somewhat vanilla flavored coffee smell.

Taste – A roasted bready and coffee flavor meet the tongue. They are rather dry up front with a little bit of vanilla sweetness mixed into the beginning of the flavor. As the taste advances any sweetness that was present seems to dissipate leaving a much drier brew. At the end the coffee flavors then really starts to take hold and leave a dry, somewhat bitter coffee flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel is a little bit on the creamier side with a medium level of carbonation. For the lightness of the brew, the body is heavier then would have been expected and quite nice;giving the roasty flavors a chance to sit on the tongue.

Overall –It was a average dry Irish stout and nothing I would go out of my way for. It would likely do better in a nitrogen driven fashion.

Darkmagus82, Apr 27, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

jaidenjb, Mar 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

meanmutt, Mar 23, 2012
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Friend Of An Irishman Stout from Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.