Irish Style Stout - Sprecher Brewing Company
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Reviews by Josievan:
4.13/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Sprecher Irish Stout pours a deep opaque brown with a thick-looking consistency. The head is dark as well and clings to the glass.
Smell: The aroma gives off notes of dark chocolate and just a hint of coffee. Very appealing indeed.
Taste: This is more rich and multi-layered in flavor than I'm used to in an Irish dry stout. Chocolate stands out on top of a pinch of coffee. Roasted malts are at play, but to a lesser degree than most other examples of this style, which seem to focus on the roasted quality.
Mouthfeel: Sprecher Irish Stout is creamy, smooth, and wetter than I expected. This makes for a longer finish than is typical for the style.
Drinkability: This 16 oz. bottle was split two ways, but I easily could have drank at least one full bottle at that volume. This would make a good session stout.
Notes: I prefer the wetter, sweeter stouts over Irish dry stouts. Lucky for me, this beer was labeled as the latter, but was more similar to the former. I don't care what a beer is called as long as it tastes good, and Sprecher Irish Stout certainly does.
I've been looking for an Irish stout I can really get behind drinking for St. Patrick's Day, and I think this is it. Although that holiday has come and gone this year, I'll look forward to drinking Sprecher next March.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2010 21:13:18 | More by Josievan
More User Reviews:
4.29/5 rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours jet black with a foamy to creamy tan head. Plenty of lacing sticks.
The smell is of milk chocolate and deep-roasted coffee. Robust.
The taste is of bittersweet chocolate with roasted coffee. A touch of anise and earthy hops in the finish.
Creamy and smooth! It appropriate for the style - full, but not thick.
A very impressive, dark, bittersweet stout. Very well-done!
Serving type: bottle
03-30-2014 21:54:09 | More by jwc215
3.61/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a growler into a pint glass.
Dark opaque with a thick three finger head due to a vigorous pour. Lacing does noy stick to the sides of the glass.
Smells like a mud puddle. It is an earthy aroma. Not sweet or stoutish.
Simple and laid back. Not a lot going on.
Light carbonation. Thin but not too much for a stout.
Not a favorite. But a straight forward stout.
Serving type: growler
03-01-2013 01:22:17 | More by jacket_fan
Irish Style Stout from Sprecher Brewing Company
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