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Donnybrook Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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Donnybrook Stout
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83
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405 Ratings
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Ratings: 405
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 15.57%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  3.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tgbljb on 03-03-2007)
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +36.6%

11-18-2011 18:49:54 | More by touchmeimsac
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tubbnik

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +36.6%

12-08-2011 16:22:49 | More by tubbnik
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mcphish22

Maryland

5/5  rDev +36.6%

11-15-2011 04:03:49 | More by mcphish22
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Jettanbass9

Pennsylvania

4.9/5  rDev +33.9%

This is my favorite stout! Local Philly brewers are making stouts a standard and i couldnt be happier. I got this fresh pint from the blue dog cafe in lansdale. Great roasty flavor, not sour or acidic, full bodied and jet black. Similar to O'hara's (non-nitro stout favorite) but with more body and a fuller consistancy. Eastern PA residents... try this stout, i promise you will love it.

06-02-2007 15:58:04 | More by Jettanbass9
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MirkoCroCough

Croatia (Hrvatska)

4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

Had this on draft while in the great city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Lovely city and state if I may say so, now to the beer....

Three finger white coffee colored head that left lacing all over the glass. This looks delicious.

Malty, burnt, whiff of hops. Good!

Like the smell, dark chocolately malts, burnt offerings....Smooth as can be. Like velvet.

This is BEER! It would be great to be able to drink this all day everyday. Perfect for what it is. Way to go Victory.

02-06-2011 23:55:03 | More by MirkoCroCough
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Punchfoster

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

02-08-2014 21:47:24 | More by Punchfoster
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coffeeworm

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

08-10-2014 20:46:04 | More by coffeeworm
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dontspookthehors

New York

4.72/5  rDev +29%

Outstanding in every aspect. This dry stout coming in @ 3.7%ABV is everything I could ever want for this style. Very high whole hop flavor (EKG I assume) for style, without the typical roasted malt bitterness normally present. I can't say enough about this offering from Victory. They are my darling East Coast Brewery, and they should be yours too!

10-30-2011 03:19:06 | More by dontspookthehors
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jantonius

California

4.7/5  rDev +28.4%

A: Amazing Deep Black Irish Stout with a Thick White Head

S: Slight Malt Smell, burnt malt smell

T: Slightly sweet, with a dry finish

M: Amzing Full Body, Fills every space in your mouth

D: Easy Drinking, low alcohol

My vote for the best Irish Stout, even better than the original from Ireland!!

11-26-2009 01:23:55 | More by jantonius
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maelgon

Pennsylvania

4.68/5  rDev +27.9%

My go-to session beer whenever I visit Victory - Donnybrook never disappoints. Low ABV doesn't mean no taste - it has a roasty flavor that doesn't cross over into smokiness. Decent mouthfeel and consistently good flavor. Sadly, needs nitro so I can't take home my growler filled with this.

03-19-2010 15:13:54 | More by maelgon
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goindownsouth

Pennsylvania

4.68/5  rDev +27.9%

Black as night in colour. Tan, creamy head firmly atop this brew. Unquestionable lacing along the sides of the glass. Surprisingly rich aromas of roasted malty goodness with subtle undertones of bittersweet chocolate and dark roasted coffee. Balance on the palate - the subtle hints of hops play well with the smoothness of the brew on the tongue and the roasted malt backbone. What a brew. As good as I have had from this style - EVER. Very, very well done. I never would have expected the aromas and flavors from a brew of this quaffability. An incredible brew and one I would make the drive to Victory for any day of the week.

Diatribe... In this day and age of big beers, it is refreshing, both literally and figuratively, to have such a wonderfully memorable brew like this...

05-08-2007 16:11:53 | More by goindownsouth
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BierStein711

Illinois

4.65/5  rDev +27%

Brilliant beer! Beats most of the craft stouts out there in my book!

Appearance: Jet black with a light tan head

Smell: Roasted barley, coffee, charcoal

Taste: Roast barley malt, coffee, hint of cocoa, and a mild hop bite at the end

Mouthfeel: Perfect

Overall, this is a delightful beer. I would highly recommend it to any lovers of stout!

05-23-2013 15:34:17 | More by BierStein711
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jocosa

Georgia

4.58/5  rDev +25.1%

Nitro-tap at Taco Mac - Newnan, GA.

This is a session stout all the way. Nice to have such from Victory with out the usual extra hop profile. Dark, beautiful pour - settled into a classic creamy nitro head. Great aroma of roast grains, hint of coffee and cocoa. Taste of the same, slight sweetness, and all at 3.7%. Nice to have a stout with lunch and not feel wiped out afterwards. Very drinkable, wish I could find this more often.

04-15-2011 18:38:28 | More by jocosa
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ksiazewski

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +23%

05-19-2012 03:23:47 | More by ksiazewski
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kmwilson76

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +23%

12-26-2011 17:37:01 | More by kmwilson76
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +23%

08-05-2013 22:23:47 | More by mpalestino
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random846

California

4.5/5  rDev +23%

11-06-2012 05:06:36 | More by random846
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yergermeister

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +23%

04-18-2012 13:19:02 | More by yergermeister
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rolive

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +23%

12-02-2012 20:05:10 | More by rolive
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GClarkage

California

4.5/5  rDev +23%

07-03-2014 22:40:54 | More by GClarkage
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rm9679

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +23%

11-05-2012 17:10:39 | More by rm9679
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mbs11

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +23%

11-04-2012 22:38:04 | More by mbs11
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dbnrhino

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +23%

12-26-2012 14:20:33 | More by dbnrhino
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NWer

Washington

4.48/5  rDev +22.4%

Served on tap in a pint glass at Xfinity Center in Philly.
Almost didn't order it based on unenthusiastic reviews on BA.
Sure glad I did. I guess I'll be the outlier.
Deep brown in appearance adequate foam after repouring into pint glass from plastic cup.
Malty, sweet, incredibly smooth. So smooth it could have been on nitro but I don't know that.
An excellent representative of the Irish Dry Stout style and I'm very glad I tried it when I had the chance.

08-11-2012 12:16:38 | More by NWer
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +21%

On nitro tap this beer put on a beautiful display like it's most popular Irish cousin.
A: After all the settling this beer was a jet black color letting through no light. Thick smooth light brown head with good retention and good lacing most of the way down the glass.

S: Bitter, burnt grains, light chocolate, cream, ashy smoke. Hops may add some bitterness.

T: Some bitter chocolate and burnt grains with a somewhat ashy roasted smoke flavor. A bit of sourness blends well with the semi-sweet malts.

M: Velvety smooth medium body.

D: High on taste and low on alcohol this beer gets it done better than guiness I feel. Thumbs up to Victory again for this delicious beer!

12-20-2009 18:30:27 | More by scottbrew4u
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Donnybrook Stout from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 405 ratings.