Irish Stout | Water Street Brewery

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Water Street Brewery
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by rhoadsrage on 05-24-2005

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by kingothewoods:
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3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Water St. Brewery in Milwaukee has great beers. This Irish Stout is on the list of pretty darn good beers. The beer came out of the tap looking nice and dark like a typical stout. There were obvious smells of chocolate, coffee, and roasted barley. The smells come through on the taste side. Nice smoothness about the beer and not too strong on the roastedness like some microbrews do. I definitely had another and suggest this one if you are in Milwaukee.

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3.41/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This had a big creamy tan head that started at the bottom and slowly reformed at the top all the while carbonation was sinking rapidly. Very black opaque body.

S- Aroma of toasted malts and some more black roasted malts

T- There was a strong roasted barley flavor with strong notes of coffee followed by a sour finish.

M- This had a thick creamy mouthfeel but no astringency.

D- This was an impressive show but not much depth of flavor. Again it was served pretty cold and the malts may have been there but I didn't take the time to let it warm. The sourness was almost chemical and didn't seem to fit the rest of the beers flavors. I was also surprised to taste that much coffee in this beer.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

8 oz tap pour at Water Street Brewery into an American Tumbler.

A - The nitro-tap pour gives it a totally black beer with a nice cascading to a two-finger, well-retained tan head. Looks like the glass is filled with tan whip cream. mmmm.

S - Roasted chocolate malts but close to nothing else. Dry aroma. Very one-dimensional. Ok though.

T - Dry roasted chocolate malts. Heavily roasted. Irish style but a bit one-dimensional still. A hint of coffee from the malts but nothing out of the ordinary. Just a plain old good beer.

M - Incredibly creamy and smooth like a good nitro-tap should be. Oh-so great going down with a great dry Irish finish.

D - It's not fantastically drinkable but it tastes good and feels even better. It's a good Irish stout I wouldn't hesitate to get again. Probably their best beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Winter
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Staple from Water Street Brewery at Irish Fest and probably available in the month of March at the brew pub for St. Patty's Day. Black in color with a khaki colored head. Full-bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Flavors of burnt malt and roasted barley, along with dark bitter chocolate. Almost a bitter expresso flavor toward the back. Not sweet at all. Finishes leans toward the bitter-side.

Probably the next best thing to Guinness (since there's no Guinness at Irish Fest, go figure, you can blame Miller for that) to be had on the festival grounds.

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Photo of DbbC
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of travelguy
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBelcher
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was the dry stout I've had in recent memory. A lot of beers I try of this style have their flavor swimming in a very watery mouthfeel, and this beer did not. Its dry roastiness was robust, and mouthfeel quite dry and good.

Appearance was a dark, dark reddish brown which was not opaque and had a fairly sturdy white head. Aroma was very minimal (which I've come to expect from this style), but flavor was a very nice roasted notes with some coffee flavor. Mouthfeel was quite crisp, and this beer was quite drinkable. I was impressed.

I had this beer on tap at Water Street brewpub.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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