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Black Irish - Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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Reviews: 6
Hads: 20
Avg: 3.62
pDev: 22.1%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
Oregon, United States | website

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout | 4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ccrida on 01-20-2010

"A proper stout to call our own...this brew is a quintessential Double Mountain interpretation of a classic style. Rich, creamy, roasty and beautifully bitter. Poured with a thick head, courtesy of nitrogen."

Brewed with organic Pilsner malt, black, brown crystal malts, roasted barley and Brewers' Gold hops. 4.5% ABV, 50 BU
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Reviews: 6 | Hads: 20
Reviews by jmccraney:
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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Photo of aquazr1
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chossboss
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fatehunter
3.89/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours one finger of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is roasted and toast malt.
The taste is black coffee, roasted malt and burnt wood. Dark and deep.
The texture is smooth with low carbonation.
It's nicely bitter and dark.

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Photo of n2185
2.75/5  rDev -24%

Photo of Cheld
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of BrewtalHonesty
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Rifugium
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: nitro tap at their brewpub

Poured a typical dark brown-black with a creamy cap of tan nitro head that stayed around forever, and coated the glass with thick lacing. Aroma typical of the style, roasted dark malt, notes of coffee and cocoa. Taste was dominated by roasty coffee, dark malts, and ash. Smooth, with a bitter, dry finish, and a bit heavier than medium in body. A decent stout overall.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.27/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Look : Deep black, 100% opaque, creamy head.

Smell : Lactose and coffee on the nose, little else and very weak.

Taste : Heavy on molasses, then sap, dark roast dry coffee, and a truckload of lactose.

Feel : Creamy, quite substantial, ending dry.

Overall : The nose was rather weak and the flavor made it hard to put down. It was the last glass on the flight I ordered and I had to pound the rest. It just didn't come together, and I usually like dry stouts. The feel was okay, but I wouldn't order this again.

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Photo of Quafftastic
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Chou
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of ccrida
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On nitro at the Bier Stein, served in a Samuel Smith's Imperial Pint, Black Irish is a very dark brown with a creamy, light tan head that leaves scattered lace.

Smell is nice and rich milk chocolate.

Taste is also good and satisfying, chocolaty for sure, the sweetness is well countered by a light roast and bitterness. Definitely a well crafted take on what is sometimes a rather bland style.

Mouthfeel isn't super creamy for nitro, the light body comes off a bit watery, but very smooth, like cask ale.

Drinkability is good, a satisfying dry stout that is probably the best I've had.

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Photo of LoveStout
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beertunes
3.13/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a slightly translucent black with the expected creamy, rich, light tan head.

The aroma was gently sweet, lightly roasted scent. The flavors were also dominated by the malted grain, as you'd expect. The body was the typical medium-heavy, but smooth and easy, that we're used to from this style. Drinkability was smooth and easy, also as expected.

Overall, a decent example of the style, not as flavorful as some, much better than others. Worth a shot when you see it.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of djbreezy
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On nitro at Bailey's Taproom in Portland, OR.

appearance - pours deep and dark brown/black, with a light tan head that is creamy and smooth looking

smell - roasted malt and chocolate

taste - light roasted malts, light chocolate, a bit bland

mouthfeel - slightly creamy, a bit light for a stout, slightly dry finish

drinkability - easy to drink, not extremely flavorful, could use a bit more body, feels watery

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Black Irish from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
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