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Irish Stout - McMenamins

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Irish Stout
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.7%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: dolem98 on 11-03-2002)
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Reviews by freed:
Photo of freed
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I recently had the Kennedy School's offering of Irish Stout. It was a very good representation of an Irish Stout. The color was a very dark brown with some deep amber foam, and the smell was somewhat muted, though very suggesting of its roasted ingredients.

The taste was very nice, subtle bitterness, and a very dry mouth feel that is associated with stouts. The brewers at the Kennedy School get it spot on.

freed, Mar 17, 2003
More User Reviews:
Photo of Magpie14
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had to have another go at this one and this time around nitro-tapped

A: dark rusty black color, massive head and lacing was ring upon ring of dense mocha colored foam. Overall presentation was spot on

S: grains, feeble stale coffee, touch of chocolate sweets

M: mostly barely and light malts. I pick up on breads, dark chocolate, coffee, and delicate dark fruits all very faint but present with slight hop bitterness

M: very soft and mellow, very pleasing! Creamy and super slick

D: yes, very drinkable and inviting

Magpie14, Nov 30, 2008
Photo of Kyroqz
4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

Kyroqz, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of dolem98
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Somewhat of a Guinness clone with a slightly nutty taste. It has the trademark Guinness sourness. Always seen on the nitro tap, if you like Irish Stouts on nitros, you'll like this one.

dolem98, Nov 03, 2002
Photo of mactrail
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brewer says this is made with several kinds of roasted malt plus flaked barley. Hops are reported to be Nugget and U.S. Goldings with an IBU of 38. Impeccable creamy head on a truly black beer. Some pleasant grainy chocolate aromas.

Dry sensation, lots of burnt malt, with a hint of caramel and roasted flavors. Taste is a lot like the industrial stouts like Murphy's. Quite a pleasant quaff for the low alcohol. Not a winner, exactly, but it's a better imitatio of Irish stouts than most.

mactrail, Sep 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Jovian, Sep 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

mhaugo, May 18, 2014
Photo of muchloveforhops3
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

muchloveforhops3, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of HiroProtagonist
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

McMenamins Dry Irish Stout was served on nitro, at thier Raliegh Hills pub. It was black in color with some reddish-brown accents peeking through at the edges of the glass. A thin fine tan head quickly receded into a ring. The nose was rather subtle, with notes of dry cocoa and lightly roasted coffee. This stout was creamy, smooth, and mild, with a dry cocoa and coffee base and an well-rounded dark chocolate bitterness thoughout. This was an easy drinking beer that went well with pub fare. A well done example of the style.

HiroProtagonist, Mar 21, 2004
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

jackmax, Jul 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

fishguyac, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of deuceduce
2/5  rDev -44.9%

deuceduce, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of CoryR
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

CoryR, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of BlackDogs
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

BlackDogs, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of Hoolihan
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Hoolihan, Feb 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

dshansen1184, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of RedDiamond
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day comes this dry Irish stout from the Brothers McMenamin. Curiously named “Dry Irish Stout”, this coal-black beer is served on nitro with a compressed camelhair head and a slight bready aroma. It is characteristically clean and mild mannered with a satisfying mix of dry, creamy, and lightly roasted elements. A distant thread of powdered cocoa accents the finish.

This is a worthy tribute to the legacies of Murphy’s and Beamish and delivers considerable sustain with the last sips going down as agreeably as the first. A dry session stout that’s very easy to drink. Listed at 3.7% ABV.

RedDiamond, Feb 21, 2005
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Asics, May 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Paccamacca, Aug 29, 2014
Irish Stout from McMenamins
83 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.