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O'Connor Dry Irish Stout - O'Connor Brewing Co.

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O'Connor Dry Irish Stout
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24 Ratings
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
O'Connor Brewing Co. visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: nniicckkww on 03-04-2011)
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Reviews by nniicckkww:
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3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap at Jack Quinn's in downtown Norfolk. Nitro carb. Decent 1/2 inch tan head. Black appearance.

Not much aroma to be had. Smooth body and mouthfeel. Perfect carbonation. I had 3 pints. Coffee and chocolate flavor. Slight slight bitterness. No hop aroma. Dry. Great session beer!

Maybe my favorite offering from O'Connor brewing!

nniicckkww, Mar 04, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of Britton
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery (Thanks Baber). This is actually called O'connor Dry Irish Stout.

A: Pours a deep chocolate brown with a two finger head. Classic nitro presentation.

S: Light chocolate, toffee, and char. Subdued but still inviting.

T: Dominated by chocolate and dry char. A nice sweetness sneaks in to invite another sip.

M: Creamy nitro mouthfeel. Exactly what I expected and desired from this style and its niche.

D: Very, very high. If I didn't have to drive I could have sat and drunk this all evening.

O'Connor is making big moves in the Tidewater, VA brewing community and I wish them all the best.

Britton, Mar 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

riotinmyskull, Dec 23, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

avisong, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of foxandcrown
4.55/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on-tap at Smoke in Newport News, VA. Didn't know O'Connor made a stout! This was outstanding, and may be my new favorite of theirs (El Guapo and Spyhop are also favorites). To me, the word "Dry" didn't seem appropriate though. I liken the flavor to Guinness Foreign Extra, which I consider to be deep, balanced, and a touch sweet.

I hardly ever order two of the same beer in a row, but I did that with this beer. Highly recommended.

foxandcrown, Jan 08, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

VeganUndead, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Well done dry Irish stout. While not as full bodied as I'd like, the taste is really good and consistent. Decent amount of chocolate and mild spiciness that complements the light alcohol. Easy to drink and not overly filling. Not the biggest head in the world, but the color is nice and even. An easy drinker that you could enjoy year round. Probably my favorite from this brewery.

Beer-A-Lot, May 14, 2014
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Photo of clayrock81
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a blackish body w/ 2-finger head that took forever to die and left a lace ring down entire glass on top of a dry, mostly roasted malt aroma but dark chocolate and toffee slip in there. Smooth and easy to drink, this is a good beer but the taste profile is a little subdued. Some roasted malts along w/ a dry, breadish edge, there is also some sweetness from cholocate and toffee (not so much caramel). Basically, an enjoyable if simplistic stout that balances a mild sweetness some dryness for a good, if not great, stout.

clayrock81, Apr 16, 2011
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O'Connor Dry Irish Stout from O'Connor Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.