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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

338 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 338
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 26
Gots: 16 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

BKotch, May 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Mack, Apr 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

pisano, Mar 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

JratBones, Mar 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

TheMaineBeerGuy, Mar 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Wizzman, Mar 12, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -5.7%

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.

JOHNKNEEGEEZ, Mar 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Dicers, Mar 01, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev -2.1%

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.

Omnium, Feb 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

RevCraig, Jan 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

bostonryan, Jan 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Jslay013, Jan 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Aisha, Jan 18, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -2.6%

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.

scotorum, Dec 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

cphughes, Dec 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Dougwillhike, Dec 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

jaemeno3, Dec 24, 2013
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Cheld, Dec 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

bigred89, Dec 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Crumpetsnbeer, Dec 07, 2013
Gritty McDuff's Black Fly Stout from Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.