Sea Dog Stout | Sea Dog Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Sea Dog Brewing Company
Maine, United States | website

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is a classic Irish Stout. Full bodied yet soft and spectacular in appearance. This stout has a smooth roasted flavor and is very well-balanced.

Added by thekevlarkid on 01-21-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
41
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
23.08%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 41
Reviews by smakawhat:
Photo of smakawhat
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the cask into a pint glass at pub in Topsham ME.

Appearance is a classic black with tab bubbles, not much more I can say about that.

Bouquet is pretty interesting but a faint roast of pan gravy.

Taste however translates the bouquet into a carbon burnt gravy roast, and unfortunate tree bark. Even for an Irish stout this one is very watery, but the carbon gravy tinges are kind of interesting and addictive.

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Photo of bishopdc0
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this in Bangor, starts black with a thick tan head. The aroma is full of roasted malt and cocoa. The taste starts sweet with a smooth mouth feel. It becomes and stays roasted in the aftertaste. The roasted flavor isn't overwhelming making it a easy drinking stout.

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Photo of tigg924
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap in Hull

Appearance: black in color, minimal head

Smell: roasted malt

Taste: roasted malt, caramel, and a touch of chocolate and coffee at the end

Mouthfeel: sweet, light bodied without being watery, and low carbonation

Drinkability: Super drinkable. Could easily have a six. One of SeaDog's tastier non-fruit beers. I love the nice, light, and flavorful tastes here.

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Photo of Sinnian
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of LXIXME
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Amgarnier
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of richj1970
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aepb1
3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark brown with a minimal light brown head

S- Malty cocoa and other than that a minimal nose

T- Nice full-flavor. Great toasty malts belly under the entire time. Chocolate and coffee as to be expected. I am most impressed with the fullness of flavor

M- Light and watery fro the style and little to no carbonation

D- Very easy to drink with the fullness of flavor but odd with the lack of carbonation and watery feel

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Braz
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shockrocker65
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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

Tap at brewpub in northborough.

Creamy nitro like 1/2 finger head very light waterfall, sticks around forever, pitch black beer.

Nose has creaminess and plenty of nitro aromas, light stout like roasted malts, bit of beefy dark malts, hint of chocolate, lots of oats.

Taste starts with lots of oats again, creamy, milk chocolate, chocolate oatmeal, nitro creamy taste, light chewy, some dark malts but light body overall, nice bitterness from a touch of hops but more roasty malts and hint of brine. Finishes a bit salty still, some darker malts fade quickly and some bitterness lingers.

Mouth is lighter bodied despite being so creamy, small bubbled but decent carb.

Overall not bad just way too light, would be much better had they added more overall malts, and as I usually feel the nitro really just overpowers all the other tastes and aromas in the beer and mutes it too much.

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Photo of tfsimpkins
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of ale207
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at the Sea Dog in South Portland, the beer was served in a pint glass. The beer is jet black, with a thick, creamy beige head that looks super-dense. Smokey coffee nose, with a campfire character. Great cling while you drink. The coffee flavors are abundant, with a roasty, smoked character that is delicious. The aftertaste is roasted and creamy, with a little bit of chocolate. Creamy, smooth finish, this brew is very tasty.

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Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At the Topsham location:

After my palate was cleaned from the pumpkin ale I had before this, I wanted to give something else a try. Here goes:

In a pint glass:

A: light one finger off-white/tan head that concaves itself into the dark brown body after about a minute. The body is too dark for any carbonation to be seen, and a nice light foamy lacing is left around the sides of the glass.

S: chocolate and coffee malts of any Irish Dry stout with a bit of oats in the background.

T: pretty much exactly the same combination of the previously stated aromas

M: light and leaving a great creamy feel making me wanting more. There is nothing harsh on my tongue. I would say this is a very drinkable beer.

O: it might be a lighter stout, but this is a decent beer to have again. It could be a bit too light for an Irish dry, but definitely better than the beer I had before this.

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Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.31/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CaptainBob27
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of WesWes
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a pitch black color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a dry, roasted scent along with a sweet and creamy chocolate aroma. The taste is great! It has a smooth and rich, chocolate malt flavor that goes down easy and finishes with a nice dry, roasted malt character. The taste is well rounded and balanced; very enjoyable. The mouthfeel is exceptional. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a very good stout. The chocolate malts compliment the underlying black/roasted malt foundation.

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Photo of italianstallion
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jayli
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had at the new South Portland location on 5/22/09
This beer poured a deep brown almost black. Nice frothy tan head which retained VERY well. Thick sheets of lacing left on the glass. Nose was slightly muted but well balanced of roasted malts, coffee, and some caramel. Taste begins with notes of chocolate but quickly turn to roasted malts and coffee - leaves quite a bitter coffee aftertaste. Mouthfeel is quite a light body for a darker beer, but makes this a highly sessionable beer. Also, light on carbonation. This is a good beer to sit with for a session.

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Photo of xtonytx
3.02/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Solid Irish stout, a little better than Guinness Extra Stout and a little worse than the rare (but delicious) Cigar City "Patio Tools", if not the best Irish stout then probably the best widely-available Irish Dry that I know of. Certainly sessionable, if anyone dislikes this they just don't like stout, period. Medium sweet, light carbonation, medium body, short white head and a mellow malt aroma that reminds me of Whoppers (the candy, not the burger). A little vanilla and milk chocolate in the taste.

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Photo of CharlesK
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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Sea Dog Stout from Sea Dog Brewing Company
3.77 out of 5 based on 41 ratings.
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