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Black Mo Dry Stout - Otto's Pub and Brewery

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Black Mo Dry Stout
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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.1%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otto's Pub and Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: jakester on 08-08-2005)
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2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

ejimhof, Dec 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

lorla117, Jun 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

lupercmda, Sep 06, 2012
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3.18/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ba Review #93
Served On: 12/27/2011
Glassware: Nonic Pint
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: -

Had this on tap at the brew pub today wile on our way home from celebrating Christmas with the family.

Look: The appearance was very rich and creamy - black in color with a large dense mocha colored nitro head.

Smell: Aroma lended typical roasted malts and dark chocolate. There were slight esters of lactose - unexpected for a dry stout.

Taste: The mouth-feel was thicker and first - then became watery as the nitro bubbles dissipated. Roasted malts with a watery semisweet dark chocolate and faint hints of molasses made up most of the palate. The finish wasn't very dry for the style, and seemed fairly clean, disappointing.

Overall, I would certainly have this again the next time I find myself back at Otto's during the winter months. I don't think the brew exactly represented the style, but it was certainly pleasant and complimented the Cuban pulled porch sandwich I paired it with.

CraftBeerTastic, Dec 27, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

JKWBMH, Feb 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

crowsnest, Sep 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

gpblackgt, Jul 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

eargle, Nov 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Alex_Sanchez, Jul 03, 2014
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3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass; very dark coffee colored beer with a small tan colored head. Beer had a roasted nutty scent, with some malty overtones. Taste was initially of roasted grain and nuts, however the middle seemed a little thin. Beer had a slightly sweet finish as well.

Atricapilla, Feb 21, 2009
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3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

UPDATED: OCT 21, 2008 On tap - Nov 4, 2007. Aroma is a gentle salt of chocolate and roast. Rather subdued. Pours a pitch black, ruby corner and a finger of nitro tan head. Flavor is calm, classic presentation with sea oats, barley bread, and blackened toast. A classic Guinness rendition right down to that little lactic twang. It has more body, structure and rigidity, but still rather shallow in being stunningly drinkable. Not much more depth. Finishes on a bland brown sugar note. As expected.

CharlesDarwin, Nov 23, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

tdm168, Jun 24, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on nitro-tap at the brewpub. Aroma of roast and licorice. Black with a thick creamy head. The taste is nitro malt, rast, and lots of burnt charred roast. Thick lacing. Creamy mouthfeel, there is sourness well offset by the malting. It's drinkable.

Sammy, Jul 01, 2008
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3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On nitro-tap at Otto's on 1/3/09.

A - Beautiful cascading nitro pour with a full finger's width of creamy tan head atop a black body with nut brown accents. Head held on like a champ and yielded some decorative lacing.

S - Initial aroma is of dark roasted malt with hints of chocolate and coffee. The nose also suggests a touch of earthy bitterness, although the hops are well-concealed and relegated to the background.

T - Dark roasted malt with a touch of earthy hop bitterness to complement. Coffee and chocolate notes emerge in the finish.

M - Medium body, perhaps a tad thin for a stout, with a creamy, smooth texture with subtle carbonation. Finish is dry with a dash of bitterness on the palate.

D - Black Mo Stout is axcellent example of a classic dry Irish stout with plenty of flavor and a smooth nitro mouthfeel to boot.

ffejherb, Jan 04, 2009
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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Imagine my shock, I'd never had Black Mo before. All the trips to Otto's and never once the signature stout. Let's rectify that immediately.

A: The stout, a nitro pour, comes out beautifully. An ebon body, dark as night, with a dense foamy white head standing in stark contrast. The nitro head leaves plenty of pretty lacing behind.

S: The nose is that of an Irish stout, dark malts, chocolate and a bit of cream alongside a minerally element. That minerally presence screams Irish to me.

T: A very mild stout, I'd like nothing more than choking back a few. The chocoloate (cocoa and milk chocolate) is firm and sits nicely with darker malts. The body is very light for being so dark. Behind the initial malty blast, the minerals come through, a soda water feel that sustains the ale without allowing it to get too strong. Creaminess returns for the finish, although it isn't a lactose creaminess. A good quaffer.

M: Appropriate, the mouthfeel is generally dry. The darker malts aren't forboding and each sip goes down as easily as the one before it.

akorsak, Sep 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

oline73, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

tviz33, Jul 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

abcramer, Feb 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

JimmytheSaintPSU, Aug 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

pcsnyder, May 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

LexShaw89, Apr 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

russwbeck, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

jra173, Jan 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

TheMultiYeast, Dec 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer was brewed in the style of an Irish Stout, not an American Stout.

Pours very dark brown with a large, light tan, creamy head with excellent retention. Very attractive, intricate lacing. The smell is of mellow roasted malts invoking aromas of chocolate, coffee and charcoal. The taste is malty and smooth with a light sweetness and flavors of chocolate and grain. It has a lightly dry finish, medium-full body and silky texture. Maybe a little bit thin for my taste, but it’s a very easy drinking, well-rounded beer, that I enjoyed

ski271, Jan 06, 2006
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Black Mo Dry Stout from Otto's Pub and Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.