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Friend Of An Irishman Stout - Christian Moerlein Brewing Company

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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 15.18%
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:
Beer added by: kels on 03-08-2009

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Ratings: 84 | Reviews: 58
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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.

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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.

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Friend Of An Irishman Stout from Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.