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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

325 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 325
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 24
Gots: 12 | 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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luvND

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3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
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
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Gritty McDuff's Black Fly Stout from Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 325 ratings.