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Black Irish | Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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Brewed by:
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
Oregon, United States

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
"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

Added by ccrida on 01-20-2010

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chossboss
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.82/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fatehunter
3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
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 n2185
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
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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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Rifugium
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
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 The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.27/5  rDev -9.9%
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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3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
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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3.74/5  rDev +3%
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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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Chou
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of ccrida
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
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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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beertunes
3.13/5  rDev -13.8%
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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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of djbreezy
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
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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Black Irish from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 26 ratings
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