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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

324 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 324
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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RIKIM

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-13-2013 01:35:20 | More by RIKIM
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petermethot

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%

09-22-2013 14:00:57 | More by petermethot
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

09-16-2013 01:33:37 | More by jim_carignan
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

09-04-2013 18:12:23 | More by Kelp
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A-When are nitro pours not pretty? Very dark, nearing black if it isn't already there. Big, persistent, creamy, thick, cushy head. Drapes of lace.

S-Rather light but it has the necessary ingredients. Roast coffee and some darker chocolate with some light lactic notes.

T-Some solid coffee and even a bit of char. Powdered cocoa. Maybe a bit of toasted nuttiness.

M-When are nitro pours not great on the palate? Creamy, flatter, lush.

O/D-A good nitro offering that I would grab again probably.

Serving type: nitro-tap

08-24-2013 00:13:19 | More by VelvetExtract
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

easily the best beer on at grittys, hands down. honestly the only one I had that I would care to drink again. it pours a really dark brown, almost black, letting not a smidge of light pass. the head is only small, but its a clue to the delicious creamy texture of this brew. lots of roast in nose and taste, not quite burnt, but still rather bitter, with faint English hops being detectable in the finish. the flavor fits the style guidelines well, but the mouthfeel is what makes this beer a keeper, its subtle and mellow for a beer as flavorful as this. its got a very full body, and feels like it could have come from a nitro tap, even though it didn't. I liked it more and more as it warmed, and while it might not be the best accompaniment to a lobster roll, it felt right as I drank it. really the only decent beer happening from these guys, so get some while you can.

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2013 19:27:16 | More by StonedTrippin
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jwps214

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

08-17-2013 19:08:25 | More by jwps214
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Newenglandcraftbrew

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

08-14-2013 15:39:41 | More by Newenglandcraftbrew
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guezarka

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-12-2013 00:22:09 | More by guezarka
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-01-2013 12:32:45 | More by dgherm
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Abilow33

New York

3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A good stout with a nice crisp taste. It was very flavorable and went well with my food. The beer had a thick head that hung around on the glass until the end. The beer had a distinctive smell. The beer is lighter than many stouts and is very easy to drink. Over all a good beer. I wish I could have had another.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2013 13:01:13 | More by Abilow33
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FroggieMercury

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-20-2013 17:28:25 | More by FroggieMercury
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Craze38

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

07-19-2013 14:05:04 | More by Craze38
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Sinnian

Maine

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-18-2013 21:03:29 | More by Sinnian
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

07-12-2013 02:48:20 | More by AJ01923
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David_C

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

07-08-2013 01:26:06 | More by David_C
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davidjcain

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

07-08-2013 01:01:44 | More by davidjcain
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-06-2013 17:11:57 | More by ZEB89
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smellandsip37

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-04-2013 04:05:38 | More by smellandsip37
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metter98

New York

3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is close to being jet black—bottom of the glass appears to be very dark red in color when it is held to a bright light. It has a high amount of visible carbonation and poured with a three finger high brownish tan head that kept on growing for a few minutes and then eventually slightly died down, somewhat resembling a root beer float in appearance.
S: Light to moderate aromas of roasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and is also accompanied by a light amount of bitterness from the underlying hops.
M: It feels light-bodied, slightly thin and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This stout seems somewhat lighter compared to other beers in the style but is very easy to drink—that is once the massive head finally subsides. I wouldn’t consider the bottled version to be sessionable but having this on a nitro-tap might be a different story.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 01:59:54 | More by metter98
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July2Nov

Hawaii

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

06-26-2013 07:34:07 | More by July2Nov
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juicebox

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

06-25-2013 01:20:42 | More by juicebox
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-21-2013 14:21:10 | More by doremite
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kjfinnerty

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A - midnight black body, off-white/tan head 1/2 inch thick after nitrogen settled out & maintained throughout consumption
S - roasty, light chocolate, and light coffee
T - Nice malt flavor, not overwhelming, roasted bitterness
M - thick for a dry stout, but still thin enough to go down easy
O - An excellent dry stout. This is one I would order again

Note: I had this beer maybe 10 years ago and I remember enjoying it then. I'm happy to see my taste for this beer had withstood the test of time.

Serving type: nitro-tap

06-09-2013 10:49:06 | More by kjfinnerty
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-07-2013 00:49:40 | More by djrn2
Gritty McDuff's Black Fly Stout from Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 324 ratings.