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Donnybrook Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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Donnybrook Stout
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454 Ratings
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Ratings: 454
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.75%
Wants: 9
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  3.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: tgbljb on 03-03-2007

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Ratings: 454 | Reviews: 146
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3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.92/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was a terrible beer.

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3.26/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The darkest and most expensive glass of water I've ever had.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

i dont know why people seem to like this less, as irish stouts go, this is a winner, especially on the nitro tap. seen a few handles pop up for saint patricks day this week. its gorgeous from the tap, lighter than guinness in color, but with a similar head on it. the nose is light, i smell the dank irish yeast before i smell anything else, wet and musty and old in a good way. like the weather there. the malt is really light for its color, almost no body at all to this, i remember it being fuller for whatever reason, but it seems really really thin this go around. its creamy from the nitro, but its almost watered down in feel, not palate coating at all. at such a light body and low abv, this is a beer you could just pound on all day, and i probably would if i was part of the downtowny kegs and eggsy crowd, but thats just not me. not much flavor to it, i mean, its like a hlaf a stout, its good, no off tastes, but it doesnt taste like much. like roast without substance, which actually is kind of confusing and pleasant. milky feeling and super dry, i think its made well in that regard, and offers a nice alternative to the obvious, when thats the kind of beer you want to drink. i have no issues with this at all, and apparently like it a lot better than others have. strange on the palate to have it be so light but so creamy and thick at the same time, its thick and thin, cant think of many other beers that do that...

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3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.82/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThomasJ25
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Goes down so smooth like chocolate milk. Isn't going to knock your socks off but a solid Irish dry stout.

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3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.07/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

As close to dark as you can get without actually being black. The creamiest head I've ever seen, bar none. The dark tan lacing is a solid sheet from the rim down to the very thick film.
Smell is weak (a la Guinness) with just some toasted malts and some cardboard.
Taste is toasted, almost burnt malts, light hops, cardboard, coffee.
Light body, watery really, perky effervescence. A pretty solid copy of Guinness for what that is worth.

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3.34/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.85/5  rDev +5.2%

On tap (nitro) at DBGB (NYC), served in a 470 mL shaker pint. Deep, dark brown black with a thick, nitro head and good layers of lace. Good roasted nose and taste with dry finish; doesn't betray its low ABV. Silky smooth, medium to light body and fine nitro carbonation. Very drinkable; nicely complemented raw oysters.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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Donnybrook Stout from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 454 ratings.