Donnybrook Stout - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by BitterLover:
4/5 rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Just had this one at Tyler's Taproom in Durham, NC on a rainy, blustery night. It was the featured beer at Pint Night, so I got to keep the glass. It was pre-poured because of the high demand, so I didn't get to see it settle out.
Appearance: A thick, one finger head that had the appearance of light brown neoprene sat on top of the inky black liquid. The bubbles in the head were so fine that I'm thinking it was poured from a nitrogen tap. There wasn't enough light for me to see any carbonation.
Smell: Very faint roasted coffee aroma to my nose, with maybe a little cocoa thrown in.
Taste: I was expecting something more like Guinness, but it was milder than most of the stouts I've had. I think this is truer to this particular style. It was not bitter, which allowed the subtle roasted malt character to shine through. Not even a hint of alcohol.
Mouthfeel: Somewhat chewy, with a little bit of carbonation, and oh-so-smooth as it rolls across the tongue.
Drinkability: With the low alcohol and the low bitterness, this could definitely be a session beer, especially on a rainy, blustery evening!
Serving type: nitro-tap
01-29-2009 03:51:48 | More by BitterLover
More User Reviews:
3.81/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
(on nitro-tap at Devil's Alley, PHL)
A: dark, with requisite creamy nitro-head....cap stayed till the end - no lacing
S: roasty / burnt-toasty grain.... background/support from lemony, potent hops... pretty bold smell from a nitro pour
T: (somewhat) surprising level of hop-forwardness.... combo of naked roasted barley flavor and aggressively-bitter hopping makes for a punchy taste for a low alc. stout.... some hints of biscuity malt, but predominantly a showcase of rigid bitterness
M: suggestively medium intake, light and dry finish.... dry and faintly powdery altogether.... nice, though it could use a touch more viscosity, creaminess
O: pretty decent overall... once again, a surprising level of bright bitterness... not much malt in support, however....
Serving type: nitro-tap
02-04-2014 17:25:37 | More by Bouleboubier
Donnybrook Stout from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 372 ratings.