O'Reilly's Irish Stout | Sly Fox Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
slyfoxbeer.com

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Irish Style Stout is brewed with imported Pale and British Roasted Barley and hopped with Cascade and East Kent Goldings. Black in color, light in body, and roasty dry.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-17-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
235
Reviews:
104
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
13.33%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
25
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 235 |  Reviews: 104
Photo of dmorgan310
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tugdriver7
4.26/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Let me just start by saying this was the best *looking* beer I've ever tasted. For me, dry stouts are hit and miss, and this was definitely a hit. This was a NITRO pour at E. W. Beck's in Sykesville (MD) and it hit the glass looking as black and opaque as any beer I've seen. The nitro pour left a perfect 1/2 inch tan line of foam above it. No bubbles visible in the darkness. Seriously black. The smell was a hint of malt and smoke, but in my opinion, the flavor was stupendous. Dry, not sweet--well, perhaps a hint of sweetness, but easily balanced by the bitterness, with a soft carbonation underneath to pull it all together. It left a perfect bitter dryness in the mouth and this flavor profile, coupled with the reasonable ABV numbers, made this beer very easy to drink. I would make a trip back to Beck's just to have another. It was that good.

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Photo of Coel
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AngryDutchman
3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark with ruby undertones. Light colored head, fine lacing.
Aroma heavy on coffee/roast but sweet frangrance as well
Taste is more bitter roast than the aroma. Could use some toffee.
Mouthfeel is good, not a creamy oatmeal but traditional stout.
Overall very good, I'd like some caramel sweetness personally.

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Photo of MKrauss
4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Waveoff
3.32/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wattie83
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of delta490
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It's deep brown with a light tan head, creamy in consistency from the nitro. The aroma is lightly grainy with just a little sweetness. This is the same for the taste. It has a lighter body and a nice smooth feel and finish.

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Photo of CharlesK
2.9/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of scompton159
3.28/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Draft nitro. Good look and feel, although slightly watery. A bit too dry and bitter for my taste; but that could change if paired with the right food.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamesGrove
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Budlum
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spreetaper
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jimboothdesigns
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

While on a trip to Philly, I got this on draught at The Irish Pub. I purposely chose it because of its low ABV and needing to travel a couple of hours later that evening. I must say I really liked it. I compare it to Guinness (but better flavor). Very dark, brown/black in color with a nice creamy head. Fist off I got a smell of coffee and hops. The taste is very good, smooth and with a touch of bitterness. I like this beer too because of its session-ability.

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Photo of Chinaskifan1
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chicagoish
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Sly Fox, Phoenixville, on nitrogen
$ 4.00/10 oz glass, $ 4.50/16 oz
Aroma weak malt and chocolate
Head removed by bartender, light brown, creamy
Lacing excellent – covers entire inside of glass
Body dark brown, opaque – many bubbles adhering to inside of glass
Flavor – dry, slightly bitter, chocolate; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 4.5, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 4

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Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vermilcj
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jhlosito75
3.27/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CarlosRuizsChauffeur
3.47/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bluehende
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Barleycorn
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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