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Flight Of The Earls - Mystic Brewery

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Flight Of The Earls
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23 Ratings
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mystic Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SadMachine on 03-22-2014)
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Reviews by jlindros:
Photo of jlindros
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%

House yeast culture eh... could be interesting.

Pours a darker colored fizzy fluffy almost 2 finger head that afades semi slowly with lots of lacing, just about pitch black beer. 4.25

Nose is interesting, fairly standard at least, lots of biscuity dark malts, toasty brown malts, caramel syrupy aromas, toasted slight roast, mild cocoa and coffee syrup, a bit of a super dark chocolate cookie like, little cocoa and dark choc, into mild alcohol warmth, some phenols and herbal spices from the yeast, as well as some nutty aromas. 4

Taste brings more of the same, with some biscuity dark malts out front, plenty syrupy like sassafras earthy root based syrup, nutty and earthy, and fair sweetness, A little toasted biscuit, and faint roast, with some cocoa and dark chocolate, a little cocoa wafer cookie flavor. A mild spicy hop bitterness in the background as well, with plenty of almost perfumey alcohol and lots of phenols, spicy alcoholic phenols, and a bit yeasty. Finish is sticky but dries like hell, more booze, lots of phenols, spicy hops, and a little sticky syrupy brown malts lingering. 3.5

Mouth is med bod, bit syrupy, some booze and spicy phenols, nice carb, a lot more booze than it should have for a 7.5% beer 3.25

Overall meh, it started nicely, but dropped off quickly once the booze and phenols kicked in. Nice base beer, but that yeast just didn't do it nicely. I like the idea, house yeast culture, but this one didn't cut it. Mystic Saisons are great, outside that they seem so-so. But love the experimentation aspect. 3.5

jlindros, Aug 15, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: dark brown in color, 1 inch head, clear, high carbonation

Smell: rich chocolate and roasted malt

Taste: rich chocolate--both sweet and dark, smoky wood, and roasted malt

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy bodied, medium-high carbonation, sweet and roasty

Overall: A nice rich and heavy Irish stout. Really good and unique for the style without being so different that you do not recognize it as an Irish stout. The smoke and wood shine in this beer. I see this as more of a wintery heavy treat, and will be really interested to pick up another bottle and see how it ages.

tigg924, Jun 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Janeinma, May 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

trevorpost, May 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

dental, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

kevgod, Sep 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

DrinkSlurm, Sep 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

SadMachine, Mar 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Ken_P, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of smcolw
3.4/5  rDev -10.1%

4.0 3.5 3.5 3.25 3.5

Impressive, overflowing head. Leaves plenty of big-bubbled lace on the glass. Although it settles slowly, much of head has very large bubbles. The color is dark brown, but light does shine through the center of the glass.

Creamy, milk chocolate aroma. Mild.

This is a mild stout. There's no harsh burnt elements of espresso or dark chocolate. The taste has a bit of tartness to it. The body is a bit thin but so is the carbonation.

smcolw, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

TripelMark, Jun 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

DelicateDelirium, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of Dope
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

No bottle date, batch 1. Couple weeks old?

A: Pours a medium brown with a very tall, very fluffy light brown head. Great head retention with a huge island of foaming hanging around. Thick walls of lacing everywhere.

S: Very light roasted malt. Light cocoa primarily. Some burnt pretzels. Slight bit of caramel sweetness.

T: Again, very light roasted malt. Some caramel and toffee sweetness and a bit of bread. A tiny bit of char and cocoa, but it gets a little stronger in the finish really, with a bit of earthiness now. Swear I get a little oak but I don't think this is barrel aged. A nice little bit of sweet caramel lingers in the aftertaste.

M: A little watery, a little too thin but not horrendous.

O: Hmph, hard to classify or score this one. It tastes like a really weak irish stout. Or an irish stout mixed with a light, malty brew. Like an english mild, maybe? Drinkability is good.

Dope, Jul 17, 2014
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2/5  rDev -47.1%

ScottStache, Jul 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

MattXT, Oct 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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Flight Of The Earls from Mystic Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.