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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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BA SCORE
82
good

40 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 40
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:
No notes at this time.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

jpd7374, Jun 01, 2012
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3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

jaasen64, May 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

waiting4lunch, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of vfgccp
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

vfgccp, Oct 24, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

womencantsail, Oct 04, 2011
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3.08/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

johnnnniee, Sep 05, 2011
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3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

mikesgroove, Jul 19, 2011
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3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

morebeergood, Mar 01, 2011
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3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

argock, Nov 05, 2010
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Curley's Irish Stout from Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
82 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.