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Emerald Isle Stout - Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)

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Emerald Isle Stout
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BA SCORE
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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 8.91%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown) visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-20-2002)
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-18-2012 00:25:28 | More by tyleeis
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-14-2011 19:47:19 | More by bpfrush
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer pours a stout jet black body with a thick creamy light tan head. No sign of light or carbonation in that body.

S- The smell of dark roasted malt with some faint notes of leather and earthiness in the background. No smell of hops.

T- This beer has a nice dark malt complexity with notes of black patient malt. There is a nice bitterness to the grain and notes of earth, smooth bourbon and a bit of molasses come through. The finish is dry with no taste of hops and the dark malt hangs on the tongue after the sip.

M- This beer has a medium full mouthfeel with a slightly creamy texture.

D- This has big complex dark malt flavors but it is still a great session beer. I don't know the ABV but the bourbon notes don't have a big alcohol flavor just the soft notes so I don't think it is that high in alcohol.

Serving type: on-tap

05-17-2006 23:17:54 | More by rhoadsrage
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TX-Badger

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-08-2014 03:40:56 | More by TX-Badger
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Emerald Isle Stout pours a black color with a large tan and creamy nitro head. There is a toasted and roasted malty aroma. The taste is creamy and has nice roasted notes. Great full body, full body. Overall a fantastic Irish Dry Stout, full flavors, and excellent body.

Serving type: nitro-tap

08-19-2013 03:14:04 | More by vette2006c5r
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cokes

Wisconsin

3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Solid black bodied with a sizable creamy off-white head. Lasts the duration. Actually seems to build.
Roasted aroma. Grainy, bitter and dry.
Roastedness is obviously the major player in the mouth. Strong roasted coffee, a little earthiness, very faint chocolate hues, and a touch grainy. Nicely hopped in the finish. Nothing to write home about, but spot-on for the style.
Milky, creamy mouthfeel. Medium-full bodied. Easy drinking stout. Solid offering

Serving type: on-tap

09-20-2002 23:44:35 | More by cokes
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

12-08-2013 04:05:19 | More by Eaglefan344
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-10-2014 04:49:06 | More by kvgomps
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mdfb79

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

From 11/03/12 notes. On tap at the downtown location.

a - Pours a dark brown, almost black color, with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells a lot like guinness. Smells of roasted malts, coffee, cream, vanilla, light dark bitter chocolate. Very nice nose; I like it a lot.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate, coffee, cream, vanilla, burnt and toasted malts. Again, very guinness-like.

m - Light, watery body and low carbonation. Really the only downside of this beer. It is way too thin for a stout.

o - Overall a really nice export stout that reminds me a lot of guinness, which I consider a good thing. The nose and taste are great, and the only negative thing I can say about it at all is that the body is a bit thin and watery. Worth checking out and a thicker body would make this one great IMO.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2012 19:46:53 | More by mdfb79
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Wiscivore


3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-04-2012 01:26:44 | More by Wiscivore
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tavernjef

Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fresh growler: Inky black, very loose and skinny cap of light tan, not much if anything sticks for lacing.

Strong nose of tobacco tar, big black dry malt, blackened toast, and bitter dry earth. Notes of chocolate roast arise as it sits. Nice nose on this one.

Taste comes up a bit short somehow, I think there's more of a blackened grainyness to it thats just not playing well with the overall. It's dry roasted mostly, has burntish grains and husks, with some slight coffee and chocolate peeping through in parts of the middle and kicks up some earthy notes. Dry through and through.

Feel is seemingly below medium with a drying tone and grainyness thats a bit too much and actually comes up short in the end. It seems smooth enough but the dry grainyness keeps getting in the way.

Not a particular style I like, throw some sweetness in there and it could be more to my liking, but I think it may suit those who like the style. Other then that, its not bad, it just took a while, a long while, for me to like it any more then I normally would for a dry stout.

Serving type: growler

03-26-2005 19:50:36 | More by tavernjef
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this at the brewery and had to bring some home. Poured from my growler it fills my glass with a dark brown nectar. Not much head to speak of. It smells malty with a rich coffee aroma. The taste is caramel-coffee, sweet and dry with a bit chocolate. I wish it had more substance. This beer is very lifeless in my mouth. The style tends to be rather smooth but this seems to go a bit too far. I enjoyed this beer much more at the brewery so maybe the ride home didn't do it justice. I guess I will have to head back to find out.

Serving type: growler

07-20-2009 23:53:23 | More by beerwolf77
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a nonic pint glass at the Madison brewpub.

Another entry in my pre-interview extravaganza. It pours an opaque matte black topped by a finger of ecru froth. The nose comprises light coffee, light roasted malts, mixed nuts, and some oak. The taste is basically the same mixture, with some greens tossed in for good measure and the nuts toppling the government, executing the sitting king, and reigning with an iron fist for years to come. The body is a light medium, with a very light carbonation and an almost nitro-tap-smooth feel. Overall, a nice Irish stout, though a bit on the nutty side for its own good.

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2010 18:31:18 | More by TMoney2591
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terrabyte

Wisconsin

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours an inky black with a large, long-lasting nitrous head.

The smell consists of burnt chocolate, burnt malts, hints of ashtray.

Flavor follows the aroma quite well. Bottom of the carafe coffee for flavor. Some roasted & burnt chocolate for bitterness. An earthy graininess and husk adds to the texture. Burnt of course. Finishes dry with some bitterness.

Can feel creamy from the nitro, but is actually quite dry. A nice balance.

Drinkable for the style if you liked the flavor.

I found the flavor interesting more than I did enjoyable. I'd have it again, to peruse this combination, but not too much of it.

Serving type: nitro-tap

10-25-2006 21:32:16 | More by terrabyte
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-15-2013 18:10:50 | More by WoodBrew
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Ri0

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-13-2013 03:09:39 | More by Ri0
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DemoniChris

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-10-2013 02:19:38 | More by DemoniChris
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-02-2013 16:41:18 | More by Hopstout
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Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-29-2014 01:51:54 | More by bizzy54
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dunix

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

10-29-2012 15:44:23 | More by dunix
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bluerabbit

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-13-2012 00:08:02 | More by bluerabbit
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

10-08-2012 04:00:59 | More by rolltide8425
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Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-05-2014 03:50:39 | More by SkinniePost
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Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-16-2012 21:04:58 | More by rocklibster
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Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

05-12-2014 22:52:37 | More by tourdot
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Emerald Isle Stout from Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
82 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.