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Irish Style Stout - Sprecher Brewing Company

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Irish Style StoutIrish Style Stout

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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 10%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

09-24-2012 05:20:55 | More by bigred89
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

09-22-2012 19:43:29 | More by Ri0
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

09-14-2012 02:31:00 | More by grumpygerman
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2.83/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2012 04:58:09 | More by Dope
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

06-07-2012 02:22:48 | More by Will_Turner
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-30-2012 15:02:22 | More by wakajawaka76
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

05-24-2012 15:12:53 | More by Punkrckr281
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-12-2012 19:10:08 | More by closisinthehouse
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3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 03:02:35 | More by WastingFreetime
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-04-2012 04:24:13 | More by elec
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3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2012 23:35:46 | More by Lemke10
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02-19-2012 00:54:45 | More by BobD567
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-17-2012 23:01:04 | More by oldsmuggler
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4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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?

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 06:14:44 | More by TheQuietMan22
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-28-2012 02:47:30 | More by hearn006
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

01-18-2012 19:53:02 | More by justinm4bama
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-09-2012 06:01:16 | More by bdeast1
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

12-29-2011 02:27:25 | More by rxthree
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

12-28-2011 00:06:38 | More by spoonhawk
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Nova Scotia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Black with a solid creamy tan head that leaves some lacing

S - Milk chocolate, medium roast coffee, some malts, and a bit of dark fruit, like cherries or raisins. Some caramel, toffee, and subtle spice is also present.

T - Coffee and semisweet chocolate give way to toffee, roasted malts, and bittersweet chocolate with an espresso finish. The beer has a very slight bitter which dominates the finish with the roasted character continuing to play its part long after the sip.

M - Good, smooth, and even.

O - A very good stout! Smooth, lots of character, and highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2011 01:35:11 | More by doopydoogle
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2.73/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the Wisconsin Dells restaurant location. In a pint glass.

A: Pitch black, deep burnished head.

S: Odd. A little smoke but something here is really off.

T: The smokiness is nice, as is the cocoa element. But there is a lot of metal and a paperiness. Not great.

M: Pretty average for a dry stout. No real creaminess. Okay.

D: Not for me. Doesn't live up to the rep of good dry stouts.

Serving type: on-tap

10-06-2011 14:06:40 | More by ForWhatAlesYou
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3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16 oz bottle, no date.

appears opaque black, 1/2" tan colored head, but it fades fast. roasty aroma, a bit of coffee. taste is fairly standard for the style, dry roasted malt flavor dominates. lower carbonation, thin to medium body.

overall, right on for the style, but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2011 03:26:40 | More by jmdrpi
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3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pored from 16oz bottle into pint glass

A-dark, almost black with finger of tan head that goes away to a thin cap

S-not as much coffee and dark roasted smell as most stouts but there is some with a fruitiness (maybe plums)

T-coffee and fruit but not a lot of chocolate

M-carbonation is ok maybe a little thin

O-I like this one, not quite as heavy as most making it easy to drink on a warm summer day.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2011 22:56:06 | More by tvv375ia
Irish Style Stout from Sprecher Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.