Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine?

Learn more about beer and save over 53% with a 3-year subscription.

Subscribe now →

Shafthouse Dry Stout - The Library

Not Rated.
Shafthouse Dry Stout
No picture.
Have one? Upload it now.
no score

Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 5
Hads: 16
Avg: 3.89
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Library visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-02-2006

No notes at this time.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 5 | Hads: 16
Reviews by plaztikjezuz:
Photo of plaztikjezuz
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to my friend derek who brought down a growler of the stout and shared.

pours onyx with a nice tan head that slowly drops to a thin layer of bubbles.
the aroma malty, some coffee, and a hint of butter.
the flavor is rich and malty, some tasty caramel malt, hoppy, roasty, coffee.
over all a good stout

 308 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of bishopdc0
3.57/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this at the brewpub poured black with a tan head. i has good lacing.

The aroma is great, of roasted barley, coffee, and nutty chocolate.

The taste matches the aroma. It starts with a sweet chocolate malty taste with a lingering roasted coffee taste that lingers, a little long for my taste but if you like coffee flavors your love this beer.

 348 characters

Photo of cmwilliq
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of CharlesDarwin
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Originally reviewed March 23, 2005. On tap at the brewpub. Deep black tar pour with a deep rich frothy brown head, slightly diminished. Rich meaty savory aromas. EXTREMELY toasty flavors full of coffee, chocolate, burnt cherries and sweet pipe tobacco. Finishes dry, but smooth with a touch of hazlenuts. An extremely rich and astounding brew.

 343 characters

Photo of tommy5
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Irrigate
4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Many fond evenings at Michigan Tech were centered around this beer. It pours dark black with a brown head. It smells and tastes like a handful of freshly roasted barley. Coffee and chocolate abound. Truly satisfying not just to the tongue, but to the whole mouth.

 263 characters

Photo of atone315
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of smalenberg
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of whatsleftofyou
2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

Photo of stadmo1
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of John_B
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.56/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of ChrisGuck
2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

Photo of association330
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - On-tap at the brewpub, pours pitch black with a thin, dark tan head; leaves solid lacing. Slight cling of beer to the sides of glass, which is a good sign for stouts.

S - Nice aromas of fresh coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted barley.

T - More coffee and dark chocolate, roasted barley, slight acidic note, and a solid dry finish with a lingering coffee and hop/roasted barley bitterness. Overall, pleasantly smoky, chewy, and robust.

M - Rich, creamy and smooth. Carbonation on the light side of moderate.

D - I could drink this all the time, and I frequently have a growler of it in my fridge.

Originally reviewed 08-14-2008. This is still the best local brew, hands down. An astoundingly good dry stout to find in this part of the country.

 752 characters

Photo of TonyTalon
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of BobCobb
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Shafthouse Dry Stout from The Library
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.