Black Diamond Stout | Harrison's Brewery and Restaurant

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Harrison's Brewery and Restaurant
Illinois, United States

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by scruffwhor on 12-19-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 3
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4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice Two finger head that dropped to about half a finger and lasted throughout. Very vreamy oatey smell with an overall malty character. Tasted of creamy grain and coffee. Not too dry of a mouthfeel, but didn't overwhelm the palate. I started off my excursion at Harrison's with this beer so my palate was ready to enjoy my steak dinner.

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3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a black inky body with a light brown head that last a good bit. No sign of carbonation in the dense body.

S- This beer has an earthy black malt smell with notes of black-roasted malt as well.

T- This beer has a smoky bacon flavor in the dark malt and black grain flavors. There is also a brewed coffee note in the malt as it warms a bit. There is a slight saltiness to the dark malt and bacon flavor with an earthy finish. As it warms there is a sour note that comes through more and more.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a dry finish.

D- This beer has some interesting flavors but they were a bit strange. I'm note sure if they were off flavors or just exotic twist on the dry stout.

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Photo of spointon
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this one on tap at Harrison's on 11/11/2008.

A= This stout poured jet black with a 1/2" tan head that retained fairly well. Some moderate lacing down my glass.

S= I noticed a dark syrupy sweet smell alongside lots of pungent heavy roasted malts.

T= Predominant flavor was of roasted malts, with some malty sweetness in there too. Hops were in the background and of the earthy variety. Dry finish.

MF= A bit thin for a stout, with a medium body and decently crisp carbonation.

D= Not a bad dry stout and certainly the best beer I have had at Harrison's.

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Black Diamond Stout from Harrison's Brewery and Restaurant
3.78 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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