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Irish Style Stout - Sprecher Brewing Company

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Irish Style StoutIrish Style Stout

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114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 9.97%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sprecher Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.73% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-19-2002)
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

dmilewsk, Mar 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

tourdot, Mar 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Zachtheporter, Mar 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Duvel, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of jacket_fan
3.61/5  rDev -2.7%

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.

jacket_fan, Mar 01, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

NeoZaZ, Feb 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

grahamboudreaux, Dec 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

bigred89, Sep 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Ri0, Sep 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

grumpygerman, Sep 14, 2012
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2.83/5  rDev -23.7%

A: Very dark brown pour iwth a medium-sized and dense light brown head. Fades at a medium pace, leaving a decent patchwork of lacing behind.

S: Odd meaty aroma with some soy sauce. WTF?

T: More meat. Tastes like I'm drinking a steak. A little soy sauce follows. Ends with a hint of coffee bean. Strange.

M: Medium bodied, relatively smooth.

O: I'm assuming (hopefully) that this is some sort of brewer's mistake. It tastes like soy sauce and beef. Not really a pleasant taste or aroma.

Dope, Jul 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Will_Turner, Jun 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

wakajawaka76, May 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Punkrckr281, May 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

closisinthehouse, May 12, 2012
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3.35/5  rDev -9.7%

Reviewed from session notes.

A. Opaque black with a short-lived single finger of tan head that fizzles out in about a minute without any lacing left behind.

S. Mostly licorice aroma with lesser amounts of chocolate and coffee. Some dusty roasted malt aroma also appears as the glass warms.

T. Somewhat simplistic compared to the nose. Straightforward charred malt and bitter coffee. That's about it. I'm not quite getting the typical acidic tang that most Irish Stouts have from this brew.

M. Fizzy, prickly carbonation on a lighter side of medium thickness body.

WastingFreetime, Apr 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

elec, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of Lemke10
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%

I had this on-tap at the Sprecher's Restaurant and Pub in Lake Geneva, WI for $5 in early 2012.

Pours a black color with a creamy, fluffy head. Has a strong cocoa/coffee scent. Texture is thick, creamy, and robust. It was a little thinner than I expected but still very flavorful and filling as the robust flavors overwhelm your taste buds. Definitely a must try!

Lemke10, Feb 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

BobD567, Feb 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

oldsmuggler, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of TheQuietMan22
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%

Serving type: 16-ounce bottle with a twist-off cap. There are cryptic batch codes printed on the shoulder and bottom, but no freshness date.

Appearance: Straight pour into a pint glass. The color is black black black — totally opaque; when held to a lamp, zero light passed through. One finger of tan head dissipated to leave a spotted lacing and ring around the edge. (The pour was pathetic. My bad.)

Smell: Overall it is very sweet, but it has a nice, roasted edge to it. Sweet caramel, cocoa, black licorice, lactose, maybe a few oats, toffee, dark fruits, and roasted coffee.

Taste: The roasted bitterness is omnipresent but not dominant; it hangs out in the background and creates the backbone for flavors of sweet caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, espresso, and black raspberry. It has a lot of body and the mouthfeel is very smooth, though it becomes a touch thin as the beer warms.

Drinkability: Awesome stuff. Who knew ethnic Germans and Poles could brew such awesome Irish-inspired beer?

TheQuietMan22, Feb 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

hearn006, Jan 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

justinm4bama, Jan 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

bdeast1, Jan 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

rxthree, Dec 29, 2011
Irish Style Stout from Sprecher Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.