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

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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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:
This black brew is a genuine Irish-style stout, rich with the flavor of roasted malts and topped by a dense, creamy head. Our authentic method of brewing and serving stout produces a hearty taste balanced by a wonderful velvety smoothness.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-20-2002)
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3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A dry stout yet not too drying, enjoyed on tap at the downtown brewpub. 4.35% abv. Looks great, dark and creamy. But the coffee gound tastes made it only so-so drinkable as not compelex. Could be better on tap. Now just another stout.Aroma is mild, would love more roasting.

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3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Brought back from the brewery by PurpleCloud - thanks dude!

A: nice deep black color, almost no head
S: very nice nose, definite roasted-earthy malt, almost cracked black patent malt quality
T: this is a decent beer but seemed a bit watery and lifeless all-in-all, not bad but just really lacked character
M: watery and bland
D: OK but not much in body or taste

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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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.

Photo of TMoney2591
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.

Photo of beerwolf77
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.

Photo of tavernjef
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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Photo of mdfb79
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.

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Emerald Isle Stout from Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
82 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.