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Donnybrook Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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Donnybrook Stout
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434 Ratings
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Ratings: 434
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 15.03%
Wants: 8
Gots: 12 | 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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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Bnoise11, May 23, 2013
Photo of BierStein711
4.65/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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!

BierStein711, May 23, 2013
Photo of Pjev11
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at the Liberty Bar on West 35th street in Manhattan. It was the tale of 2 beers. Initially, I had thought that I got a poor pour, as the brew had barely settled by the time it was presented to me and had a huge head, about 1/4 of the glass. In retrospect, the pour was the best part. Not only did it look fantastic, with the light brown head contrasted with the dark (very dark) brown body, but the head was the best tasting part as well. I always enjoy a nice thick head, especially when it comes to stouts. This did not dissapoint in that area. It was thick and creamy and extremely tasty head, with dark notes of chocolate/coffee sweetness coming through. It was particularly nice once I broke through the head to get to the actual brew, which when paired with the head in a single sip was a very pleasant experience. Unfortunately, that's where it ended. Once the head was gone and I was left with only body, it turned itself into a thin and average tasting stout.

Pjev11, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Slatetank, May 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

firstlighthiker, May 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

dcbeers, May 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

tommyguz, May 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

MarvinSnyder, Apr 30, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Jason1337, Apr 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

jrpapajcik, Apr 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

tenacioustomato, Apr 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

spycow, Apr 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

RockinRob925, Apr 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

OldhouseRecs, Mar 29, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.4%

NateMac13, Mar 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

brwnchrstpher, Mar 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

Lare453, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of Oxymoron
3.31/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Sampled at Tap and Handles in Fort Collins CO. Pours a chug achuga chuga chuga midnight black color with nitro legs. Good rocky head with great retention and legging around the glass.

The nose is soft due to the nitro. Some minor malt notes. Maybe a touch of roast and chocolate.

The taste is more expressive. Soft malt undertones with the velvet like texture from the nitro. The roast comes out nicely with a good chocolate presence. Minor biscuit and a touch of rose peddles (sensitive). Some earthy hop notes a bit much for style.

The body is on par for nitro. Finishes dry and helps that roasty black malt note that comes out. Silky feel. Overall not a big fan of nitro but this is pretty really good overall. Malt comes out despite the nitro. Would like a bit cleaner and more body/depth.

Oxymoron, Mar 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

Lovely85, Mar 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

PatGreer, Mar 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

2dogbrew, Mar 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Chugs13, Mar 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

acurtis, Mar 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

orangesol, Mar 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

t0rin0, Mar 05, 2013
Donnybrook Stout from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 434 ratings.