Gritty McDuff's Black Fly Stout - Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
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Reviews by luvND:
3.28/5 rDev -15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
P: 12 oz bottle
A: I thought the review before mine a fluke, but I had a HUGE head as well despite gentle pour. Entire case is like this. Over half the glass is foam and it takes quite a while to settle. Other than that, color is black.
S: Roasty, coffee. Nice.
T: Malty and roasted up front. Not much in the hop dept. Overall, good but average.
M: Very light, watery.
D: Due to above, very drinkable, except that it would take me hours to drink a few waiting for all the heads to die down. Pour 2 at once?
Notes: Saw this case and got excited. Had it on tap years ago at the brewery while in Maine. This bottle does not do the tap version justice. As far as the excessive head, ? problem at the brewery?
Serving type: bottle
08-15-2008 21:06:23 | More by luvND
More User Reviews:
3.64/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Served on tap in a pint glass
A: Jet black with a khaki head the grows legs and clings to the glass.
S: Very mild. Hints of chocolate and roasted malts.
T: Chocolate, roasted and dark malt, glimpse of coffee. Underlying hop bitterness that finishes dry.
M: Silky mouthfeel; a tad more than medium-bodied.
O: Hands down the best beer Gritty's offers. I would drink it again.
Serving type: nitro-tap
03-02-2014 00:03:27 | More by JOHNKNEEGEEZ
3.78/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
From Notes on 10-17-13, On-Tap at the brewpub.
A - Black brownish in color with two fingers of nice khaki head, thick lacing.
S - Not a potent aroma, but some decent roasted malts and nutty character.
T - Smooth roasted chocolates, decent bitterness, coffee in the back.
M - Velvety smooth and creamy, not overly thick.
O - Decent stout, mouthfeel is the best.
Serving type: on-tap
02-20-2014 16:14:35 | More by Omnium
3.76/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from the 22 oz. bottle into a Samuel Smith English nonick pint glass
a: Black with clear ruby highlights when seen through light, although that took awhile to determine since at first pour the tan head took up eht entire glass! Several further pours were needed to finally fill the glass, and even then there was still a good one inch takk rocky head of foam.
s: Nothing notable.
t: Mild fruit over watery dark malt. Slight bitter ashy aftertaste. Almost Belgian in its fruitiness. Can't account for the fact that what I am tasting is so very different from the description above: "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" Mine was neither roasty nor hoppy, nor particularly robust.
m: Light to moderate, sometimes seeming watery.
o: A surprisingly Belgianish stout, as though some yeast jumped over to Gritty's from Allagash. I was a bit disappointed at the beginning for that reason, since I had been expecting a heavier smokier more traditional stout flavor. But it is tasty enough, and gradually becomes more pleasing until it has warmed over sixty degrees, when it becomes somewhat bitter. The very low ABV allows you to drink the whole bomber and still remain fairly clear-headed.
Serving type: bottle
12-29-2013 03:23:35 | More by scotorum
4.34/5 rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I look at this beer and I just think, how much more black could this be? None, none more black.
Bottle to pint glass.
A- I'm getting back into my old band t-shirts because this is one very dark stout. I love how it pours and looks.
S- Coffee and dark chocolate with rich malt flavor.
T- Nice and dry. The more I let it settle and get warmer the more I tasted coffee and dark chocolate.
M- Slight carbonation with a dry following.
O- Great beer overall and a pleasure to drink.
Serving type: bottle
12-06-2013 00:04:42 | More by Ohmmygawd
Gritty McDuff's Black Fly Stout from Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
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