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Screaming Banshee Irish Cream Stout - Old Yale Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 2.85%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Old Yale Brewing Co. visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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(Beer added by: chickenm on 02-07-2014)
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

650ml bottle. This appears to now be called Screaming Banshee Irish Cream Stout, part of Old Yale's Tall Tale series.

This beer pours a solid, light-destroying black, with the barest of basal cola edges, and three chubby fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and somewhat bubbly pale brown head, which leaves some decent cobwebbed lace around the glass as it gently subsides.

It smells of lush medium-sweet chocolate, well-creamed coffee, caramel malt, toffee, a bit of the ol' Irish whiskey (did they really dump Irish Cream into this?), and subtle earthy, leafy hops. The taste is rich, yep, Irish Cream (I'm not going to break that one down), milk chocolate, caramel nougat, subtle cafe-au-lait, a bit of root beer syrup, a tame, but adequately supportive earthy hop bitterness, and a further touch of bristling stout alcohol.

The carbonation is moderate in bearing, providing a standard frothy measure, the body a heady medium-heavy weight, quite smooth, and more than a tad creamy, duh. It finishes on the sweet side, the cream, chocolate, caramel and booze all so cuddly that it makes me wanna puke. Note: I do not actually want to vomit after drinking this beer.

More of a one-trick gimmick pony (maybe that's a real thing), than an appreciably well-made stout, however, when your adjunct is Irish Cream, and the base beer is a chocolaty shout in the vein of this brewery's own Sasquatch offering, I'm willing to access a whole whack of cognitive dissonance on the matter. Tasty, rounded, and very dessert-like, so much so that I'm not snarking any more at their serving suggestion on the label.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Screaming Banshee Irish Cream Stout from Old Yale Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.