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General Stout - Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 16
Hads: 37
Avg: 3.61
pDev: 24.38%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: oberon on 08-05-2004

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Reviews: 16 | Hads: 37
Reviews by matt82gill:
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2.25/5  rDev -37.7%

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Photo of oberon
3.86/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very nice cascading pour of a deep dark brew with a bit of a ruby tint a great creamy head on top,a dark roast coffee aroma with a fishy note tingles the nose.Very much a dry stout deep roasted coffee and just a touch of hop bittering a little metallic taste as well, a nice taste interpertation.A little thin in body but still real darn drinkable,very well done.

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Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Darkness flows beneath the super-thick tan-colored head. Creamy lacing on the glass all the way down. Aromas are very stouty: roasted malt and freshly-brewed gourmet coffee with a few shots of chocolate for good measure. Flavor is tasty. Lots of roasted character, a dash of sweetness, and a dry finish. Only downfall is the thin mouthfeel. Not as beefy as I'd expected. Don't get me wrong, though. This is still very drinkable. I forsee another pint or five in my future.

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of tdm168
3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Natty Greene's in Raleigh

Pours a deep, dark brownish black with 1/2" of brown head that has decent retention. The nose has notes of roasted malt and faint coffee. The flavor is roasted malt up front with hints of coffee and chocolate in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied though thin at times, moderately carbonated, dry, creamy, and rich.

This was a decent beer. Nothing too exciting to report, but it was enjoyable.

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Photo of cbleary
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at Natty Greene's

This is a tasty example of an Irish Dry Stout. It looked nice with a black body and a small but very creamy head. It tasted good and dry as a stout should with hints of roast coffee without any unexpected off flavors. A good no-frills stout.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.34/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This stout is poured from a normal tap but the body holds some nitro tap resemblance as the head was thick and creamy. The color was deep and radiant black.

The aromas are a bit chalky with some burnt embers and phenolic duct tape like scent.

The taste was a bit chalky also but the burnt ember and burnt toast flavors were overpowering enough to keep the chalkboard from ruining this.

The feel is smooth and there seems little carbonation. This stout is easy to drink but does lack the heavy fullness that one should.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer appeared a nice dark cola color with a nice dark tan thick head that dissipated too quickly, but ultimately into a decent thin cap.

The aroma was a light sweet malted barley. Slight hint of coffee as well.

The taste was good, sweet malted barley and that hint of coffee noted in the smell as well.

Initially I felt that the beer felt to light, but after discovering that the beer was an Irish Dry Stout, the feel seemed to be consistent with others that I have tried. The beer was smooth, very easy to drink, slightly creamy and the carbonation felt right. Overall, this is a good beer and one that I would definitely drink again.

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Photo of TaiPan
4.31/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Love it.
This is an excellent dry stout, and my favorite from this brewery. Typical low alcohol makes it a good session stout. Nice dry and creamy mouthfeel. Lovely dark malt character. Pleasing aroma with a hint of charcoal and coffee. Attractive head. Guinness, eat your heart out.

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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of ricoslim
3.13/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.64/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of wchasse222
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Thorpe429
2.16/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from notes. On tap at the brewpub.

Poured black without much of any head and certainly no staying power. The nose brought light amounts of coffee and roasted malt, but then there was a sourness that took hold and did not work. I don't know if this was a bad batch or if they were attempting to recreate the Guinness soured touch. Feel was fairly light and off. Overall, this just didn't work for me.

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Photo of Fiset35
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Stopped in at Natty Greene's on South Elm in Greensboro and asked for a Guinness. The locals kindly alerted me that Natty Greene's doesn't DO Guinness, but that I should try some of the homemade brew, brewed on site.

There were several homemade brews; the one that I was recommended was Natty Greene's General Stout. $3 per pint gets you a perfect pour.

This isn't the Natty that you can purchase for $5.59 for a twelver.

Visually pleasing. Reminds me a bit of Guinness, smells a little bit more of a coffee-nut aroma, and with little lacing. Just over 4% alc/vol, it is a smooth and relaxing drink; you can easily have another, and another. The second and third pints were as tasty and as visually pleasing as the first. Enjoy a pint or two while sitting on the patio in the sun.

Recommended. Next time, I'm going to try another flavor.

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Gavage
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: dark brown almost black in color with a 1" head that slowly falls.

Smell: roasted malts is all the nose can pick up.

Taste: roasted malt, dark chocolate, and a bit of coffee are the main flavor components. Bitterness is very mild here.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp to start, smooth and velvety at the finish. Short lasting aftertaste.

Overall: a mellow and easy quaffing stout. Low in alcohol, this is a good session beer if you are parked at the bar for a few hours.

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Photo of aquatonex
3.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a rich dark dark brown, very nice creamy brownish head with tiny bubbles. Head lasts the entire brew. Smells of roasted malts and hops, hints of coffee and bitter chocolates. Taste follows with a good balance of roasted coffee malts and hops, not a lot of bitterness. Mouthfeel was a little weak, but otherwise was an exceptional stout.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of brentk56
4.34/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: This one's a beauty - thick obsidian body topped with a creamy tan head that hangs around forever and blankets the glass on the way down

Smell: Roasted malt on the nose but rather closed, overall

Taste: Rich roasted coffee and chocolate flavors with a touch of tobacco in the middle; finishes dry but not bitter

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied and creamy with a touch of carbonation

Drinkability: A wonderful example of the style. My only complaint is that is was served chilled, and took quite some time to warm to the point where it revealed its full flavors. I mentioned to the bartender that it would be much better at room temperature, she (who I already knew was not at all knowledgable about beer) said that the management was quite happy with the serving temperature. To which I responded, "I'll bet the brewmaster isn't." She pointed to the brewhaus and said, "Why don't you go ask him. He's right over there." So I did. He shrugged his shoulders and, with a look of ennui, said, "We're in America."

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3.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the brewpub on 6/5/10. Came out a very dark black, with just wisps of ruby on the lower edges. Thick tan head. Great sticky lace. Scents of toasted malts, light coffee, dry husk. The mouth was creamy and smooth. Subtle carbonation noted. Dark chocolate abounds in this beer. Bitter black coffee dries the finish a bit. Slightly tart in spots.

Really good beer. I could have a pint of this anytime. Recommend.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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General Stout from Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
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