Dry Irish Stout
Golden City Brewery

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Style:
Irish Dry Stout
ABV:
4.9%
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3.74 | pDev: 0%
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Golden City Brewery
 
Colorado, United States
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3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery into a shaker pint glass.

A-Despite the bartender wiping out my head with a bad pour, there is about a finger of tan-grey foam on my glass. Retention is not great, but a film hangs around for a while. The beer beneath is deep deep brown in color; it is almost opaque. Not bad looking stuff.

S-The aroma is pleasant enough, but a bit on the simple side. I pick up little whiffs of cocoa powder, milk chocolate, some lightly roasted barley grain notes, and suggestions of lactose or milk. Nothing amazing here, but nothing offensive or off, either.

T-The taste does not quite live up to the smell. The beer is, true to style, very dry, but the flavor is overwhelmed by an ashy char note that carries a strange bitterness to it. That char flavor seems to wipe out the lighter flavors of cocoa, toasted barley, and milk that I could smell.

M-The body is pretty substantial, but it drinks pretty easily. This is no motor oil. Carbonation is moderate and pretty soft.

O-This beer looks the part, smells the part, and feels the part but it is a bit of let-down. I don't know what is happening with the taste, but that ashy bitter note is enough to keep me away from this.

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Dry Irish Stout from Golden City Brewery
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 2 ratings