Cashel Bay Stout | Hereford & Hops Restaurant & Brewpub

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Brewed by:
Hereford & Hops Restaurant & Brewpub
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dry Irish Stout with initial malt and light caramel flavor and distinctive dry roasted malt and hop bitterness in the finish.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of IronCitySteve
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap while waitng for my table

A: A really dark redish black color, not much light if any getting through. Off white foam head with lots of lacing that lasts the whole way down.

S: Most apparent but not overpowering smells were chocolate and coffee.

T: The coffee flavor was most apparent to me with some chocolate hints on the back end.

M: Not highly carbonated with a nice medium body, very smooth.

D: A decent beer to drink, although for me, 1 or 2 at a time is about it for this recommended stoudt.

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Photo of letsgopens
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on-tap at Hereford & Hops, this DIS pours a very dark brown, near black with a creamy/frothy tan head that holds very well. A decent amount of lace resides on the walls of the glass.

The aroma is a bit roasty but rather dim. I suppose this is to be expected for many examples of this style. A hint of cocoa and some raw milk. Mild but nice.

Very nice in the flavor department. Sweeter and more milk chocolate than some of the bigger examples of the style (ie - Guinness). Some mild espresso and toasty toffee. Again pretty sweet but I certainly prefer it to a good portion of the DISs I've tried.

Creamy and very fluffy in texture. The thick creaminess lingers throughout. Lower carbonation but probably moderate for the style with a mostly slick feel that becomes a bit dry in the finish. A nice rendition for sure.

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Photo of MP72
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Hereford and Hops and it was a very tatsy stout.
Easily holds it's own to some of the big names. Has little more sweetness but is pretty respectful of the style.
I drank several easily would consider it a very sessionable beer.

Worth a try if you visit H&H!

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This dry irish is a bit sweeter than the standard Guinness however that's not hard to pull off more like Beamish or Murphy's in nature. Appears a dark amber, not as dark as the typical stout forms a light tan head leaves behind ample lacing. Aroma has some powdered cocoa notes with a touch of light coffe and cream and I'm picking up an herbal hop character as well. Flavor some sweetness derived from the chocolate malts with a touch of coffee and herbal mix from the hops finishes dry pretty much textbook. Mouthfeel is medium bodied even soft carbonation very smooth offering from Hereford and Hops. Drinkability I could definitely enjoy a pint or two enough flavor not overly bland like some brewpubs Dry Irish Stouts I've had.

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Cashel Bay Stout from Hereford & Hops Restaurant & Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 4 ratings