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Dublin Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

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Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Coal black color, Irish oats aroma, roasty malt flavor, soft body.

Added by AudioGilz on 04-18-2003

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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 15
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4.07/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On nitro at Goose Island Clybourn. Served in a pint glass.

Typical nitro appearance; dark black body with roiling brown bubbles feeding a thick, condensed offwhite head with great retention time, no lacing. Smells mild, a bit of roasted malt and earth, not much else as expected from a nitro beer. Flavour is primarily oats, roasted malt, earth, a bit of chocolate and even a little bit of lactose. Mouthfeel is typical nitro, medium bodied and very creamy, smooth and easy to drink. Zero heat. Overall, a very sessionable Irish Dry Stout that works well on nitro.

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Photo of fossage78
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AndyEdgar
3.41/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of misternebbie
3.21/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of enelson
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of kojevergas
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75

Served on nitro-draught at Goose Island Clybourn on March 16th. 4.3% ABV confirmed. Served inot a half pint glass. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a half finger creamy khaki colour head. Great cream, good thickness, and good (~3 minute) retention. Body colour is a solid nontransparent black. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Solid for the style.

Sm: Evocative roast, rich coffee, oats, chocolate, and well handled dark malts. No yeast or alcohol is detectable. A moderate strength aroma. Excellent for an Irish stout.

T: Nice oats. Decent roast. Light chocolate. A bit too bitter. Nice dark malts form the foundation. The balance is off for the style. Tasty though. Lacks complexity and subtlety.

Mf: Way too smooth and wet for the style, which demands coarseness and dryness mitigated by luscious cream. This gets the texture wrong. Lump and unappealing. Really problematic. Doesn't suit the flavour profile well. Pretty good carbonation, though. Not creamy enough.

Dr: Drinkable. A good try at the style, but it isn't quite up to par. Current leading beers in the style are far far better. Oats may have been a mistake here. I wouldn't get this again.

High C

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of birchstick
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a black color with a nice taupe head. Nose is milk chcoloates rounded out with some coffee and dry dark chocolates. Mouth is similar - starts with sweet chocolates, which moves onto a really rich dark chocolates mixed with coffee. Pretty solid.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in an imperial pint glass at the Clybourn brewpub.

Keep the stouts flowin'! This one pours a very dark black-brown topped by a finger of cream-tan foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, mild cocoa, light coffee, and a very small touch of grass. The taste brings in more of the same, but everything comes across sharply, bitterly, acidic-ly. The astringence (it's a word now, kids!) is a bit much, but nothing that tears everything else down. The body is a straight medium, with a light carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a nice Irish stout, though nothing to necessarily write home from Dublin about.

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Photo of MaximalC
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours coal black with a wonderfully creamy, tan head. Mouthfeel is smooth and pleasing, and the flavor is almost entirely of astringent roasted malt. There is also a defined smoke flavor on the back end that adds some complexity. Little carbonation manifests itself, but that's par for the course for this style. Dublin Stout could easily be summed up as a more refined Guinness, and that's quite clearly what the goal was here. Nothing to write home about, but a solid, drinkable brew that represents its style ably.

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of sbricker
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of WillCarrera
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Goose Island's Clybourne pub.

A - Deep brown, opaque appearance with three fingers of creamy tan head, looks absolutely delicious.

S - Smells pretty good, burnt malts are the biggest, can pick up some chocolate and sweet caramel in the background, nothing surprising.

T - Again the most prominent flavor is the burnt malt, bitter chocolate and sweet raisins and caramel. There's something sort of earthy in the background that reminds me of tobacco. As it finishes the burnt malts are what stays with you; its really amazing, like the beer is actually a bit charred, very tasty.

M - Medium bodied, good carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, very dry finish.

O - A really solid, enjoyable stout, picked up a growler after trying my first glass. In a perfect world Goose Island would be bottling this stuff.

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Photo of AgentZero
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at GI Wrigleyville on St. Patrick's Day.

A - A very dark brown beer, almost black, with a tiny, off-white head that faded to a thin ring and left some chunks on the sides.

S - Smells roasted, a little smokey, with some burnt malts and a little bit of caramel

T - Really big flavor for something that has this ABV (4.5% according to the drink list). Lots of very roasted/almost burnt malts with a little bit of caramel on the back. Possibly a little peat as well. Very flavorful.

M - Creamy, not quite full bodied, lower carbonation, slightly dry finish.

O - Actually a pretty solid beer packed with flavor that I enjoyed. Would drink again if the mood struck.

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Photo of Redrover
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this one at the Wrigleyville Pub. The bartender did the two-part pour as it was on nitro. The beer is dark brown with red highlights. It has very good lacing.

The aroma is of roasted malts with hints of coffee and brown sugar.

The taste closely tracks the smell with dark roasted malts, brown sugar with a bit of added husky grains. Beer turns slightly sour late with woodnotes, which was unexpected but not bad.

The nitro makes the mouth creamy but it thins a bit in the end.

I thought it was a pretty good session stout.

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Photo of paco1029384756
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very dark brown with a small creamy white head.

Scent of chocolate and some roasted malts. A simple and effective Irish Dry Stout scent.

Taste of chocolate malts, raisins, and a hint of coffee. Finishes with an oat flavor.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and pretty smooth.

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Photo of avaulteriam
2.8/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

very little aroma from the glass, but looks darn purdy! Dry finish, very light flavors of roasted coffee beans, some malt, little hops, though quite dry. Rather thin for a stout, went well with my Stilton Burger. A nice enough example of a Dry Stout.

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Dublin Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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