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Irish Dry Stout - Ruth McGowan's Brewpub

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Irish Dry Stout
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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 15.4%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Ruth McGowan's Brewpub visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: plaid75 on 10-12-2010)
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4.9/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served on nitro at Taps in Petaluma. I remember wondering who the hell Ruth McGowan was. I didn't take notes, but I remember this being just about the best damn Dry Stout I've tasted.

Very rich body, avoiding the thin body of most dry stouts that I don't like as well as the sweetness that some examples have. Little to no hop character, in keeping with the style.

Drinking this beer was like downing a big, rich, cold, alcoholic glass of pure espresso. Tops my previous craft dry stout, Russian River's OVL stout.

Serving type: nitro-tap

04-19-2012 23:12:28 | More by JupiterJesus
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

12-05-2013 08:22:40 | More by leprakhan
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4/5  rDev +1%

05-06-2013 23:04:55 | More by IRONRakkasan
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

07-06-2012 19:07:53 | More by avaldivia
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New York

4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at Taps, Petaluma, CA.

Poured a black hue with lively amber streaking and a three finger frothy off white head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a roasted barley and a lactose sweetness.

The taste was likewise primarily dry roasted malt with a secondary touch of sweetness. Good residual roastiness.

The mouthfeel was full for the style.

Overall a nicely made and very tasty stout.

Serving type: nitro-tap

10-12-2010 01:59:00 | More by plaid75
Irish Dry Stout from Ruth McGowan's Brewpub
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