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Gritty McDuff's Black Fly Stout - Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

352 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 352
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 29
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
There's beer and then there's stout, and Gritty McDuff 's Black Fly Stout is the real deal. Black Fly is a dry, all-malt stout packed with roasted flavor. We use six different grains in the brewing of this dark masterpiece and balance the full palate with Oregon Willamette and Yakima Clusters hops. Like the legendary Irish stouts that inspired it, Black Fly Stout is rich, robust and a touch mysterious. The finest stout west of Galway Bay!

16 IBU

(Beer added by: Todd on 11-10-2001)
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

lillitnn92, Nov 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Nichols33, Nov 17, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

portia99, Nov 12, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

dannymo24, Oct 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

JAHMUR, Oct 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Wow. Can't believe the high scores.

Got a flight at the Gritty McDuff's in Portland ME:
Halloween Ale
Cask Best Bitter
Maine's Best IPA
Pub Style

All were exactly the same amber color, with the same head. The aroma was exactly the same, except for the Pub Style. I also had a pint of their Black Fly Stout, which fortunately did have a different color.

I iterated between their Halloween Ale, their IPA, and their Cask Bitter. All were exactly the same, except that the Cask Bitter was slightly warmer.

When I suggested to the waitress that the beers might have been mis-poured, she said that they were correct, that she was also a bartender, and that she could tell from the color of the pours.

Assuming what I drank was correct ...

I found the beer was watery, and it was as though they used poor quality water. All their beers had an off after-taste ... as though their was a Gritty McDuffs flavor they added to all their beers (including their stout)

Mouth feel was watery. And a little evervescent ... a slight bite from the c02. Interesting, even the cask best bitter had a slight CO2 bite to it.

Very sorry I went to this pub. Food was ok. But the beers were mediocre to poor.

KarlosT, Oct 18, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +4.9%

BeerForMuscle, Oct 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

harsley, Oct 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.16/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.7/5  rDev +22.1%

Best stout ever! Brewed in a traditional Irish style, this all-malt stout is well balanced, and packed with roasted flavor. If in Maine, you need to look for this one. Sold in bottles and on tap at their Freeport, ME restaurant and pub.

OhioLimoncello, Sep 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Stephenkdunphe, Sep 18, 2014
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Sellen, Sep 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

hunterjames, Aug 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

mlefebvre7, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Gritty McDuff's Black Fly Stout from Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 352 ratings.