O'Reilly's Irish Stout - Sly Fox Brewing Company
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4.25/5 rDev +14.6%
Wow what a pour,pours a pitch black with a great creamy head that leaves some real nice lacing,smells very dry and earthy.The taste is dry and earthy with some unsweetened chocolate under tones.A real complex dry stout,very enjoyable,first time trying,wil be sure to get again.
07-24-2003 02:29:28 | More by oberon
4.08/5 rDev +10%
It poured out dark with a thick, white head that remained almost to the last drop. The aroma was full of roastiness, but the first sip revealed bitter hops balanced by a coffee flavor. My favorite part was the mouthfeel: a delectable creaminess that had the texture of milk (but without the heavy lactose taste.) Drinkability was slow for me- by the time I drank the pint dry, my dinner partner was finished his second beer. This is a stout to savor and enjoy, not to pound.
06-26-2006 14:02:32 | More by StoutHearted
4.33/5 rDev +16.7%
O'Reilly's Irish Stout by Sly Fox is pretty much all one would ask for in a dry Irish Dry Stout. This beer, served on nitrogen, carefully poured at Local 44, is pitch black with a fluffy, 2.5 inches of beige meringue foam. The beer has just a faint wisp of chalky roasted grain. This beer tastes almost perfect. It is plenty dry with flavorful espresso and dark chocolate roasted flavors. The hop bitterness strong and a bit surprising considering the mellow hop flavors in Guiness, but it works well with the creamy, silky mouthfeel, accentuating the dryness of the beer. This is a pleasure to drink and at 3.6%, it is very easy to keep going with it all night long. The only thing was that the roasted grain and bitterness from hops made this just a bit too astringent, but overall, fantastic.
12-13-2010 04:07:07 | More by Soonami
3.68/5 rDev -0.8%
Many a brewpub has tried to emulate the dry stouts of erin's isle, but this one has finally pulled it off! It's the perfect dry Irish stout served via nitrogen carbonation and dispense; and it rivals Beamish, Murphy's, and Guinness. There's not much in the nose (as to style!), but it's soft and creamy in the mouth due to the soft carbonation and densely creamy head due to the nitrogen breakout. It doesn't have the lightly sour tang of Guinness, but it does offers a touch more bittersweet chocolate than most which gives it a bit of a unique edge. It's roasty with a thin bit of malt underneath, and backed by a solid bitterness in the 40 to 50 IBU range. It's light body lends to its drinkability; and it finishes short and dry. An impressive rendition of the style, and an excellent 'end of the night' beer that offers alot of flavor with a limited alcohol - although it's equally at home as a session beer for the evening. Quite nice!
09-08-2003 00:42:40 | More by NeroFiddled
4.15/5 rDev +11.9%
A rich thick dark brown head over opaque black liquid. Roasty chocolatey nose, with flavors of roasted barley with little malt sweetness, light coffee, some hops. Very smooth going down and a pleasure to drink as it seemed very fresh. An unexpected treat to find it on tap.
10-27-2005 22:14:03 | More by beerluvr
4.15/5 rDev +11.9%
A: Poured a opaque black with a big, creamy tan head that had very good retention.
S: soft, with a very smooth and silky coffee aroma with some chocolate.
T: The flavor was very smooth with a soft roasted character that was light and clean. There was some slight hints of dry chocolate and vanilla as the beer finished with a light dryness of chocolate roast.
M: light, very smooth and silky from the nitro and slides off the tongue effortlessly.
D: Very good per style, incredibly clean and smooth going down.
03-05-2008 01:59:46 | More by beerthulhu
3.18/5 rDev -14.3%
My first review ... hang with me.
Got this beer on tap, not nitro, which definitely hindered the appearance at first pour.
A: Dark-amber to black. Very thin cream head - less than two fingers, which disappointed a bit for a beer of this style. Again, perhaps the service style contributed to this?
S: Subtle, but nice. Slightly burnt yet sweet.
T: Rather watered-down for a stout. The smokey burnt flavor is there, but is very subtle. A surprising amount of bitterness lingers - the taste doesn't suggest such flavor hides within.
M: Again, a bit watery for the style. Thin.
O: An average brew.
11-02-2012 22:02:53 | More by eddie_g
3.18/5 rDev -14.3%
really showed a tremendous amount of promise. Dark as night with a rich and creamy tan head that rose up from the bottom and settled down very nicely along the top of the glass. Bu that was about the best it would get. Too light of a n aroma, as roasted malts and chocolate notes seem to be horribly off balance. Hints of coffee maybe? But it all seemed to be a bit of a mess for me to be honest. Smooth, even carbonation on a somewhat mellow profile, needed a bit more of a punch to really be anything worthwhile to me. Roasted chocolate, hints of tobacco, a light sweetness, but again it really all seemed terribly off balance to me
11-02-2011 02:45:42 | More by mikesgroove
3.9/5 rDev +5.1%
Pours a nice near black colour with a creamy off-white head that has nice retention time and a good amount of stickiness to it.
The aroma is a decent if not somewhat faint roasted malt, chocolate/cocoa blend, with a touch of earthiness to it.
The flavour is more of the same, but perhaps beefed up a touch. It's simple and to the point, but good stuff overall. Roasted malt still leads the way but there's a nice dry sweetness here too. While a nice creamy mouthfeel is expected for a nitro poured beer, the fact that there is so much dryness here was a bit of an unexpected match, but it was good nonetheless.
This is a nice beer overall. I'd like to try it as a non-nitro pour. I bet it'd accentuate some aromas and flavours and bring a fuller overall experience to this one. Still, no complaints about how this one pours now. Recommended.
09-02-2007 18:26:46 | More by SixpointJMH
3.98/5 rDev +7.3%
Noticed Recently that our usual spot isn't serving the beer nearly as chilled as we're accustomed to. Not sure if its intentional or not. So I've had this brew very cold and then only slightly chilled.
Very deep color, deep brown to black with a thick head that lasts to the bottem of the pint.
Smells slightly sweet with hints of bitter chocolate. Very rich brew, almost like drinking coffee with whipped cream. When chilled the taste starts sweet, hints of coffee and chocolate and ends very dry.
When slightly chilled the flavor was much more like chilled coffee. I could not detect any chocolate. Still it was very pleasing until the end. The last few sips were difficult--mostly I think due to the pubs lack of air conditioning.
Normally one of my favorites.
06-09-2008 13:08:20 | More by LunaChick
4.03/5 rDev +8.6%
Poured a deep black hue with amber streaks and a one finger creamy tan head. There was very good retention and excellent lacing.
The smell featured a light burnt grain with some traces of coffee and dark chocolate.
The taste was upfront burnt grain with a nice coffee and semisweet chocolate bitterness. Good use of black malt.
The mouthfeel was of average fullness and creamy.
Overall a very tasty dry stout. A nice fresh allternative to Guinness.
09-06-2007 16:37:43 | More by plaid75
O'Reilly's Irish Stout from Sly Fox Brewing Company
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