Irish Stout - Big Sky Brewing Company
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4.05/5 rDev +3.3%
A- Great head development, solid lacing, not as sticky as I want. Needs stronger retention. Lightly toasted bread collar above a black bod. Not exactly inky, but black.
S- Light caramel and bread nose. Some astringency of malts here and there. Smells wonderful, but light. Toasty. Backend was definitely roasted grain, tad bitter and acrid.
T- Roasted body, bitter grains, not burnt grains. Barley, roasty, not so toasty. A bare hint of sweetness. Can't pinpoint what exactly. Finish is dry... malty. Bready, almost cardboardy but it stops before that point.
M- Perfect creamy nature. Absolutely velvet, silk. Even though its creamy, its got a ton of carbonation. Biting amounts. Too much, but through it all it keeps a sticky flavor, a creamy body. Great full body.
I like it. Nothing crazy, but tasty.
12-16-2011 23:11:13 | More by Khazadum
3.55/5 rDev -9.4%
12oz bottle, a extra in a recent trade, did not see this one listed.
LMR sports a nice shade of deep black with a spot of red on the top and corners. The liquid is thin like and the half inch of foam does not stick, ring around the collar.
Smell reminds me of a lighter Guinness, roasted malt with caramel, a smidge of cocco and a hint of aroma hops.
A nice balance of the above mentioned. Malt makes a dent with cocco mixed with Roast, and Guinness, true to a Irish stout, the name does not lie.
Looking at the beer I expected a bigger body but this is thin and somewhat does nothing for me there, low carb and some fizzyez. I drank it and glad to have been introduced to this company.
04-04-2011 05:24:24 | More by BARFLYB
3.98/5 rDev +1.5%
Got this from a friend of mine in Montana. Obviously it's a limited release given the name.
A: Very opaque dark brown pour. Tiny chocolate milk head that fades almost instantly. Almost not retention and almost no lacing that sticks.
S: Roasted malt, chocolate, and some caramel. Maybe a little bitter coffee?
T: Surprisingly nice. Bitter chocolate and roasted malt mainly. Tiny hint of caramel. Honestly tastes very similar to Guinness but without the obnoxious burnt flavor. Almost no detectable bitterness. Pretty smooth.
M: Very thin, almost watery (not as bad as Guinness though). Very low carb.
O: Well, this is definitely true to the style - especially if Guinness is the benchmark. It pretty much tastes like Guinness with a little more chocolate and a little less char. Honestly quite a good example of the style, though I like my stouts thick and viscous I did try to rate this "to style". This would have garnered an easy A- if the presentation was more like a Guinness.
07-08-2011 05:56:43 | More by Dope
Irish Stout from Big Sky Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.