Black Irish
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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Irish Dry Stout
Ranked #147
Ranked #32,611
3.71 | pDev: 10.24%
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
Oregon, United States
Notes: "A proper stout to call our own...this brew is a quintessential Double Mountain interpretation of a classic style. Rich, creamy, roasty and beautifully bitter. Poured with a thick head, courtesy of nitrogen."

Brewed with organic Pilsner malt, black, brown crystal malts, roasted barley and Brewers' Gold hops. 4.5% ABV, 50 BU
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 29 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a very technically sold irish stout here, just a tad deeper and more bitter than i am used to in the style, but a good example of it even still, and i like it being just a little more robust than most, creamy feeling, dry, dark roasted, with a little bite and some hops to it, my wife didnt love it, but its not her style, for me it was a nice smooth drinker, easy on a hangover and a nice way to get the day started. strong suggestions of black coffee in this, especially as it warms up, and primarily on the swallow, center of the tongue, with some staying power there. a light vegetal note on the back end too, also a little black peppery spice which is unique in this. i like the bready and identifiable irish ale yeast here, i like the crisp dry finish this has, crazy for its color, and the faint char and smoke layer is a nice touch too. i often think of irish stouts as a pounder of a dark beer, but this one moves just a little slower for me because of all the flavor, especially late. earthy and wet, roasted and clean, tasty beer, made frothy and smooth as can be by the nitro, a perfect format for this beer and really for this style in general. i like everything double mountain makes.

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Photo of rarigney
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nitro tap at the brewery in Hood River. Pours nearly black with a thick creamy, persistent, tan head that you would expect from a nitro stout. Taste is bitter dark roast and a bit of coffee and cocoa, as is the nose. Finishes dry and slightly bitter with a light to medium body.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Bittercreek on SPD... Didn't even realize it was a "holiday" when the wife and I walked in... and then the off-key assault of "only-okay" bagpipers start playing literally within arm-reach... They destroyed any semblance of a decent meal while the drunkards that don't understand the bagpipes are from fucking Scotland not fucking Ireland cheered with any hooligan chance they could muster.

The beer is pretty standard... Dark malt and some light cocoa.. finishes very dry.. black grain and a bit of sharp malt on the finish.. light body and still very drinkable.. Definitely not Guinness but a respectable attempt... doesn't have the expected twang.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On nitro tap at Simmzy's in Burbank, CA.

Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted malt, cocoa powder, nut, and earth aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa powder, nut, earth, and char flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a smooth, creamy, and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is much more bitter than I was expecting for the style.

Serving type: on nitro tap.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.27/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Look : Deep black, 100% opaque, creamy head.

Smell : Lactose and coffee on the nose, little else and very weak.

Taste : Heavy on molasses, then sap, dark roast dry coffee, and a truckload of lactose.

Feel : Creamy, quite substantial, ending dry.

Overall : The nose was rather weak and the flavor made it hard to drink down. It was the last glass on the flight I ordered and I had to pound the rest. It just didn't come together, and I usually like dry stouts. The feel was okay, but I wouldn't order this again.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours one finger of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is roasted and toast malt.
The taste is black coffee, roasted malt and burnt wood. Dark and deep.
The texture is smooth with low carbonation.
It's nicely bitter and dark.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: nitro tap at their brewpub

Poured a typical dark brown-black with a creamy cap of tan nitro head that stayed around forever, and coated the glass with thick lacing. Aroma typical of the style, roasted dark malt, notes of coffee and cocoa. Taste was dominated by roasty coffee, dark malts, and ash. Smooth, with a bitter, dry finish, and a bit heavier than medium in body. A decent stout overall.

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Photo of djbreezy
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On nitro at Bailey's Taproom in Portland, OR.

appearance - pours deep and dark brown/black, with a light tan head that is creamy and smooth looking

smell - roasted malt and chocolate

taste - light roasted malts, light chocolate, a bit bland

mouthfeel - slightly creamy, a bit light for a stout, slightly dry finish

drinkability - easy to drink, not extremely flavorful, could use a bit more body, feels watery

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Photo of beertunes
3.13/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a slightly translucent black with the expected creamy, rich, light tan head.

The aroma was gently sweet, lightly roasted scent. The flavors were also dominated by the malted grain, as you'd expect. The body was the typical medium-heavy, but smooth and easy, that we're used to from this style. Drinkability was smooth and easy, also as expected.

Overall, a decent example of the style, not as flavorful as some, much better than others. Worth a shot when you see it.

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Photo of ccrida
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On nitro at the Bier Stein, served in a Samuel Smith's Imperial Pint, Black Irish is a very dark brown with a creamy, light tan head that leaves scattered lace.

Smell is nice and rich milk chocolate.

Taste is also good and satisfying, chocolaty for sure, the sweetness is well countered by a light roast and bitterness. Definitely a well crafted take on what is sometimes a rather bland style.

Mouthfeel isn't super creamy for nitro, the light body comes off a bit watery, but very smooth, like cask ale.

Drinkability is good, a satisfying dry stout that is probably the best I've had.

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Black Irish from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 29 ratings