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Curley's Irish Stout - Boston Beer Works - Canal Street

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Curley's Irish Stout
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.45%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Works - Canal Street visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-27-1999)
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

03-18-2013 17:43:44 | More by Celtics76
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

10-12-2012 23:39:30 | More by anewlanguage
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-28-2012 15:16:39 | More by Stinger80OH
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4/5  rDev +12%

07-19-2012 18:33:37 | More by OriolesFan1008
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-01-2012 17:13:13 | More by jpd7374
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3.4/5  rDev -4.8%

22oz draft

A- Opaque black, a moderate amount of carbonation bubbles sticking to the sides of the glass, about a finger and half of white thick creamy head.

S- Smells of milk chocolate, some malts and maybe hint of hops in the background.

T- Lactose sugars, chocolate, malts.

M- Fairly creamy, a little bit on the heavy side, well-balanced throughout.

O- This was a pretty decent Irish Stout, maybe slightly a step above but very similar to Guiness in my opinion. It had a nice taste and was very easy to drink with the exception that it sat a little bit heavy in my stomach, not surprising. Not a beer that blows me away but overall a solid beer. If you ever find yourself at Beer Works this is definitely a beer you might want to consider ordering.

05-06-2012 06:27:41 | More by jaasen64
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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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New York

3.95/5  rDev +10.6%

A - Black in color, with a tan head, and a slight lace with low retention.

S - Creamy, roasted coffee. The normal amazing irish stout smell.

T - Creamy and malty with a coffee bitterness. Finish is a little light for a stout.

M - Thick and creamy on the front end, very smooth going down. Wish there was a little more thickness to the head and finish.

O - A solid irish stout, the lightness on the back end was a let down, but solid otherwise.

10-24-2011 13:10:58 | More by vfgccp
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

On nitro at Beer Works Fenway

A: The beer pours almost black in color with a dense tan head.

S: As usual with an Irish stout, aromas of coffee and roast with a bit of dark chocolate. Other than that, it's a bit on the watery side and has a few notes of earthy hops.

T: Very bitter, much more so than any other beer of the style that I've had. Heavy on the earthy hops with coffee, dark chocolate, and old coffee grounds on the palate.

M: Light bodied with low carbonation.

O: Aroma was way too watery but the flavor was far too bitter. And the old coffee ground flavor didn't help.

10-04-2011 21:56:40 | More by womencantsail
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New Hampshire

3.08/5  rDev -13.7%

On tap at the source in Lowell. Pours a solid black with a creamy frothy white head that sticks around forever. Smells of lightly roasted grains and a slight earthy aroma. Lackluster aroma, maybe they were going for a Guinness clone? Taste is slightly acridic with mild roasted grains and an earthy herbal taste to it. Light body medium carbonation level, slick acridic mouthfeel. I love me a good stout but this one misses on so many levels. The roast is hard to find its bitter and acridic like burnt coffee. Even Guinness would have been better.

09-05-2011 17:40:47 | More by johnnnniee
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South Carolina

3.13/5  rDev -12.3%

pour was near spot on for the style and 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 to be honest.

07-19-2011 21:55:55 | More by mikesgroove
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3.68/5  rDev +3.1%

On tap this past Saturday at the BBW Fenway location. Served in a 16 oz glass. Dark black in color, with a thin white head. Decent amount of lacing on the glass. Typical stout look. Smell was a bit of roasted malt, but just slightly muted. Taste was pleasing, but nothing too intense. Nice flavors of coffee and chocolate, but all very subtle. Mouthfeel was thick but smooth enough for it to be a nice slow drinker. This is an easy beer to drink. BBW didn't go out on any limbs here, but it they were just trying to make a nice Irish stout, then they succeeded.

03-01-2011 00:52:11 | More by morebeergood
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3.35/5  rDev -6.2%

Served on-tap with nitro in a slender, tapered glass tumbler at Beer Works - Canal Street (Boston, MA).

A: Black aaas night body with steely grey-beige head with good staying power and a nice lace collar.

S: Big roasted malt nose with lots of black malt and mineral aromas. Hops are not too prominent but lend a little earthiness.

T: The flavor has too much acrid, toasted-burnt malt edge which builds as you work through the glass. The maltiness is otherwise asd you'd expect for a dry stout, but they push the roast a little too far for my taste. The classic mineral character is in the finish, but it doesn;t work too well with the acrid burnt malt finish.

M: The nitro helps even out the feel. This brew is medium-bodied and is very smooth.

D: A decent shot at the dry stout style, but the toasted malt edge needs pulled back.

11-05-2010 02:58:07 | More by argock
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3.3/5  rDev -7.6%

Received a glass of jet black stout with a decent big bubbled head that dissipated quickly. Some lacing.

Strong coffee and some boiled grain in the aroma. Some good charred malt elements as well.

Interesting stout. Coffee flavor is more akin to coffee grounds, with some charcoal bits in there as a form of bitterness. Little hint of alcohol, which was very surprising, as it is only 4%. Smooth? Not really. This one is kind of uneven with some sharp edges. Decent dry finish, no real off notes.

A bit more watery than I like -- this stout has some carbonation, but overall, there is a lack of even intensity. One and done -- I won't be having this again -- didn't hate it, but really didn't like it that much.

04-11-2010 19:14:37 | More by OtherShoe2
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Curley's Irish Stout from Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
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