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Irish Dry Stout
Ranked #119
Ranked #31,582
3.74 | pDev: 13.9%
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Wisconsin, United States
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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.47/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black pour tan 3/4" head. Viscosity is strong, retention as well. Dry irish stout aroma, which is pretty much a little bit of roast, peat and smoke.

Taste was nice and sessionable, lacked bitterness, chewy, more peat and smoke but I have a low threshold for both and this was still enjoyable. Never heard of this one but it fits within all the style parameters and was enjoyable.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Bryant Lake Bowl
A: Dark brown to black, ½” tan foam collar.
S: Coffee, roast and a touch of smoke.
T: dark roast malt flavors, roast barley and black patent malt at the front there is a little caramel but not a lot
F: Medium full body, medium carbonation.
O: An easy to drink dry stout.

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Photo of workingclassbrew
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a english pint glass, the stout had a soft sweet aroma, and a definite peat reek present, but not overpowering.

Nice dark sandy flat-like color. Dark tan head dissipates except a skim, the lacing clings, and slides down the glass nicely.

Nice, and heavy in mouth, slightly dry from start to finish. The brewery says the peated malt is from England, but is sparsely added. It is a nice touch to a genuine tasting stout. It does not overpower. Its like sipping a wee dram during your beer. Not a heavy peated Islay scotch, just a Johnny Walker, or J&b. The sweet background is nice, cinnamon hint, its a good balance to the dryness.

This is a overall excellent beer on this cold January night thats dipping to - 0. A good flavorful stout. I meant to pick up a certain Imperial Stout tonight, wasn't available, this was a great substitute.

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Photo of Omnium
3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Black brown with a finger of brown head medium patchy lacing
S - Bacon, hickory smoke, light earthy tones.
T - Smoky bacon and other meat, mild earthy hop bitterness, a little tart grapefruit, rye, spice.
M - More on the thin side, kinda metallic aftertaste.
O - Decent smoked beer, kinda watery and thin on the end.

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Photo of TheSSG
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice, dense, tan head that collapses to a soft, pillowy head with great persistence. Aroma is dominated by roasted malt which has a coffee-like acidity. Black. Starts acidic and with roasted malt. Moves into a medium-low hop bitterness as a slightly smoked characteristic builds with the acidity to make a very coffee-like finish.

Overall, I like this alot. It's a slight smokiness, and it is blended just perfectly off the toasted malt. Would like to see it a bit thicker, though. Maybe a touch less acidic. But, otherwise, the flavor is excellent.

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Photo of Ryan011235
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured into an Olde Hickory glass on 1/28/13

Pours a seep, tobacco stained brown. The head was reluctant to rise at first, though it managed just over two fingers. The foam collapses to smooth retention and a solid sheet of lace.

The aroma is dry and brief. Notes of dark roast, semi-sweet chocolate and a little earth. Overtones of coffee beans. It takes a fair amount of opening up to reveal the smoked peat (it's more smoky than peaty).

On the other hand, the taste is mostly peat while the smoke is minimal. Tangy roast with undertones of dark grains. The middle has a decent spot of chocolate. Moderate, prickly hops. It evens out over time.

The feel is perhaps my biggest gripe, as it's high in carbonation for my liking. The body is probably a medium, maybe medium-light, but the carbonation makes for a staccato feel. The flavors are such I'd like it to stick around a bit longer.

Apparently I had this sitting in the fridge since last August. I'm glad I finally got around to trying it. It don't recall like an Irish Dry Stout more than this.

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Photo of GoldHorde
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I always have a lot of expectation for a beer that refuses the penetration of light. This black offering comes from a style I have no experience with: Irish Dry Stout. I've had many stouts but I don't recall a category for either Irish or Dry. I like Russian Imperial stouts and choclate or coffee stouts. I certainly can pick up the "dry" quality of this beer - but the Irish escapes me - perhaps because I am unfamiliar with the style. What was immediately both present, overriding and persistant was the smoke. I've had beers with a hint of smoke, but this was overpowering. Last time I recall that smell was when I was going through very old, musky, burned out, wet wood buildings looking for salvage. Burned out carbon. Because I am not a fan of smokey flavors (other than from those of beef & pork briskets) - and I have had many "winter beers" favoring this smoke characteristic -I have yet to have one that I would ask for by name. Again - just not a fan - for those who like this characteristic - kudos. The appearance was very promising, the mouthfeel right on but the flavor too smokey.

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Photo of bsp77
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Near black with decent sized head.

Smell: Smoky and sweet peat, very light roast. The peat actually makes the aroma a little too one dimensional.

Taste: The peat dominates here as well, with smoky and sweet qualities. Some chocolate comes through from the roasted malts, but not as much of the bitter notes that are typically present in an Irish Dry Stout.

Feel: Smooth and creamy medium sized body. Moderately low carbonation. Finish is only semi-dry. This is a strong mouthfeel... for an ENGLISH Stout.

Overall: So this is not really the Irish Dry Stout it claims to be. That's okay, it is still mighty tasty, even if the peat is a little too strong and clashes with the roasted malt.

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Photo of micromaniac129
4.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This ebony brew pours rich and velvetty into my glass producing a tall dense mocha head.
Very aromatic with hints of roasted malts smoky peet coffee and dark chocolate. This beer is quite tasty too, it follows the nose.
Roasted malts are dominate here and richly so. Along with that you get some smoky peet and ash. I don't mind the ashen taste and feel at all if you consider how it tastes and the complexity of said taste.
Drinks smooth with a dry finish. It's good and well made and pleasing all around.

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz.

Pours jet black with two inches of light tan head, fine and fluffy, with good retention.

Smells of chocolate syrup and bready malts and oats.

Light cocoa, slighty toasty oats and hints of coffee.

Light to medium body with light tingles of carbonation.

A fairly decent light strength stout that still delivers on flavor, but a little average in the flavor. Nothing bad about it and it's enjoyable, but nothing to make it particularly more appealing than any number of other solidly good stouts either.

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Photo of nrbw23
3.2/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a black color with a thin tan head. Head is gone fairly quick and becomes a very thin cap. Thin lacing is left behind.

S- Quite a bit of smoke, peat roasted malts and a touch of chocolate.

T- Pretty good amount of smoke, roasted malts, bakers chocolate and stale coffee.

M- Lighter side of medium in body and on the lower end in carbonation.

O- Ok at best not my favorite style.

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Photo of Vonerichs
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Opaque brown with a decent sized fluffy tan head.

Faint smells of smokey peat and cola.

The flavors are charred malt and smoke. There's a dash of cocoa and dried leaves.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Easily the best attribute of this beer.

I liked this beer even though it's pretty two dimensional with the roasted malt and smoke. It had a lighter feel to it for a stout and was easy to drink.

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Photo of jtmartino
2.8/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into my Bruery snifter from a 12 oz. bottle.

Very dark brown with a hint of red near the edges of the glass. Two fingers of quickly-dissipating light tan head.

Really smoky aroma, with a hint of peaty malt. The smoke is so strong it's hard to smell anything else.

The aroma doesn't lie. This beer is a roasty smokebomb. Nice peaty smoke flavor that tapers into a bitter coffee malt flavor. Something else interesting in there too. Maybe smoked fruit? Or smoked fish? Did I just taste smoked fish in my beer?

Thin, dry mouthfeel.

Overall this is a really interesting beer. I didn't realize how smoky it was going to be until I first smelled it. Smoke beers aren't my favorite, but this one had a nice sweet balance to it. Then came the fish.

Drinking this beer reminds me of sitting around a campfire roasting fresh fish and tart apples. A very interesting beer indeed.

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Photo of Florida9
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Color is a very dark brown with a slight translucency. Forms a decent sized dark tan head that reduces down to a thin surface coating and a thick ring around the edges. Some moderate lacing.

S: Heavily roasted malts and a little peat, but the aroma is actually rather subdued.

T: Starts off with heavily roasted malts with cocoa to a lesser extent. Then a significant peaty smokiness comes on hard and heavy. There is a slight vegetal quality to the smokiness, giving it a sort of cigarette-type flavor. Finishes with a mild charred coffee bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with lighter carbonation and a mild bitterness. Dry on the finish.

O: An interesting take on the style. I would imagine this one might be enjoyable if you like smoked beers, eventhough the smoke comes through in a bit of a less than normal sense. Still a decent beer though.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.41/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hey imagine that, a stout that pours black with beige head. Looks serious, a good thickness on display, nice head retention. Couldn't pick up anything in the nose, so somewhat true to style, it was dry. Others said peat and smoke, neither of which was appreciable to my senses until I was literally drinking it.

Taste, not much going on, suspect there could have been a relatively sizeable amount of oats in this brew, because it was pretty smooth, lacked a hop or bitterness presence. Definitely stayed away from being a sweetish kind of stout, this one fits into style nicely, largely sessionable, dry yet smooth. Delivered a respectable amount of smoke and even more on the peat end.

Overall, a nice beer to check out, thanks to curtisloew for sending this beer out along with all the other Wisconsin goodness. Go Marquette 10-0.

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Photo of jera1350
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Bryant Lake Bowl.

Solid black in color with a creamy little head of foam on top.

Roasted malts with a touch of creamy sweetness.

Pretty straightforward irish stout with roasted malt and light smoke and sweetness.

Very smooth with plenty of soft carbonation. A bit creamy, with a dry feel at the end.

A decent beer. The style doesn't do a lot for me, but this was quite drinkable and pretty tasty.

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Photo of ncketchum
3.62/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Guiness Pint glass slightly chilled

A = pours a dark brown with a lot of head with long retention

S = Peaty like a scotch, smoky, malty

T = Peat, bitterness, followed by malt, chocolate, then a bit of alcohol

M = Dry, not too thick, minimal carbonation

D = overall this is a nice stout, I like the peat touch, smokier than I'm used to. Not a bad beer at all.

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Photo of warnerry
3.28/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours deep brown/black with two fingers of tan head. Head has good persistance and leaves some nice lacing.

S - Quite a bit of smoke up front in the aroma. Underneath the smoke comes some roasted malts and chocolate.

T - Smoke is again up front in the taste,but more balanced by roasted malt than in the aroma. A slight unpleasant acidic taste. Finish is quite smoky.

M - Light mouthfeel that finishes with a dry char feel.

O - This was okay, but I wouldn't get it again. The unpleasant acidity and char presence detract from the pleasant aspects of this smoked stout.

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Photo of Jeffo
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of thetomG. Thanks again for all your help!

From a bottle into a snifter.
Bottle is over a year old.

APPERANCE: A dark brown pour produces a 1+ finger, medium looking, fluffy, tan head with good retention. Head slowly fades to a good wisp and ring. Black body with next to no carbonation evident. A good ring and wisp remain until the end leaving some nice dots of lacing down the glass. Good looking brew.

SMELL: A medium nose of roasted malts, cocoa powder, chocolate and some smoky notes. Lighter notes of cream in the background work well.

TASTE: Roasted up front with smoky notes and caramel flavors. Cocoa, notes of coffee, and good dose of sweet cream ride through the middle into a rather big and lingering aftertaste. Roasted malts, sweet caramel and cream, as well as touches of bitter coffee linger on the palate. Flavorful and has definitely held up just fine for the year.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Relatively light on the palate, but creamy enough. Goes down fine and finishes somewhat sticky.

OVERALL: Pretty good stuff really, and has held up nicely over the year. The flavor was very enjoyable and all the parts seemed to balance well together. One worth picking up if you see it. Thanks again thetomG! Recommended.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.21/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours out as a deep brownish black color. The head was a light fan color. The lacing was pretty good at first then it trailed off in the end. The smell of some smoke and earth, a little roasted malt in there too. The taste is roasted and has a light creaminess to it. The mouthfeel is a bit thinner than expected. It's a decent stout but it wouldn't make menrun out of my way for more.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Sprecher nonic.
No date or info.

A - Clear through the pour, this stout is damn near as black as they come. A rather quiet pour still produces a two-finger light sand-colored head. Great retention and thick lace are caked on the glass.

S - Peat-smoked malt wafts into the air with an accompanying earthiness and spot-on Irish roast aroma. Dry and harsh around the edges, Three Feet Deep is unforgiving and in-your-face.

T - Heavily roasted black patent malts add flavors of black coffee, bitter chocolate, and burnt toast while the peat smoked malt follows through with a great, complimentary, mild smoke finish.

M - As bitter as they come, 3FD is a fairly harsh-feeling beer with a full smoky body and a dry, acrid bitter finish. But ironically it's also almost creamy on the palette.

O - This Irish Dry Stout is a good, solid brew that captures the style very well while adding something a bit different that remains very complimentary of the other components. Great juxtaposition. 3FD should have been my St. Patty's pick this year.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of BeerFMAndy. Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass.

Pour brings forward a beer that is nearly black and has a thin tan head. Some spotty lacing and not so great retention, though there's a thin collar throughout. The nose brings a bit of coffee alongside a strong base of roasted malt. The flavor is a bit more complex, adding in some dark chocolate alongside the dark, dark coffee. Roasted malt is dominant and becomes a bit too dry and bitter in the finish. Pretty solid effort; I'd have this again.

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Photo of IronCitySteve
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark brown color, almost black with some reddish hues around the edges. Provides a tight tan foam head with nice retention and decent lacing.

S: Dark roasted coffee, smoke, peat and some chocolate.

T: Starts off with a smokey and peat flavor up front and pretty much lasts throughout the tasting. Not much other flavors going on, which was not expected given the smell.

M: Maybe just a tad on the thin side but nothing over the top. A medium bodied beer that for the most part leaves your tongue nice and dry.

O: This is one of the better Irish Stouts I have had. Would have thought there would have been more flavors in the taste given the smell, but overall a really nice brew.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a deep amber color lager with a nice foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of lightly caramelized malt is quite enjoyable. Taste of biscuit malt is very refreshing with limited complexity. Body is quite full for style with good carbonation as well. Well brewed and easily drinkable which I bet was the goal of this one.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Furthermore...never heard of them; furthermore, I certainly wanted to try the stout. Seemed like a good after dinner drink; furthermore, what the heck...why not. The was a deep rich dark beer, with creamy head. The scent gave way a sweet malt with roasty undertones. The taste was a little lacking to me...I want stouts that are fuller in body....sort of like chewy the beer!! Furthermore, the beer was very sweet...not to my liking. The mothfeel was fine, but a little too much going on....but nothing solid going on....futhermore, it is worth a try.

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