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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

337 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 337
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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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-04-2014 19:41:26 | More by dpgoblejr
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Belittle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-29-2014 17:42:52 | More by Belittle
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Mack

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

04-19-2014 23:06:54 | More by Mack
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CSeavey64

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-16-2014 16:40:45 | More by CSeavey64
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

03-31-2014 09:36:44 | More by Massbmx
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pisano

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.3%

03-28-2014 17:45:55 | More by pisano
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JratBones

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-13-2014 14:20:40 | More by JratBones
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TheMaineBeerGuy

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

03-13-2014 00:29:36 | More by TheMaineBeerGuy
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Wizzman

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-12-2014 23:59:42 | More by Wizzman
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JOHNKNEEGEEZ

Maine

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.

03-02-2014 00:03:27 | More by JOHNKNEEGEEZ
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Dicers

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

03-01-2014 05:02:07 | More by Dicers
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

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.

02-20-2014 16:14:35 | More by Omnium
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RevCraig

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

01-25-2014 20:24:15 | More by RevCraig
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-24-2014 00:02:46 | More by bostonryan
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Jslay013

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

01-19-2014 20:54:32 | More by Jslay013
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Aisha

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-18-2014 22:51:27 | More by Aisha
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scotorum

Massachusetts

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.

12-29-2013 03:23:35 | More by scotorum
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cphughes

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

12-27-2013 18:02:13 | More by cphughes
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Dougwillhike

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-25-2013 04:14:28 | More by Dougwillhike
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jaemeno3

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-24-2013 22:54:17 | More by jaemeno3
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Cheld

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-18-2013 14:10:14 | More by Cheld
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-15-2013 14:37:08 | More by BillRoth
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bigred89

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-09-2013 09:12:41 | More by bigred89
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Crumpetsnbeer

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

12-07-2013 21:05:09 | More by Crumpetsnbeer
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scxcrunner

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-07-2013 15:23:53 | More by scxcrunner
Gritty McDuff's Black Fly Stout from Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
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