Celtic Fury | DuClaw Brewing Company

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DuClaw Brewing Company
Maryland, United States

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Spring

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Added by Hefe on 03-21-2005

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Photo of oberon
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Came in a standard pint glass jet black with a thinner deep beige colored head atop.A good amount of coffee roast and bitter chocolate in the nose,pretty appetizing.Mocha coffee flavors with a slight burnt note but everything really comes together well,a tad sweeter than many of the style.Just a little thin but this is one of the better dry stouts I have had,Iam not a huge fan of the style.

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Photo of amstokesdb9
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewMaven
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VAbrookiechaser
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kegatron
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Fell's Point location.

Pours black with some garnet highlights around the bottom and a thin (mostly from the way it was poured) burnt tan colored head. Retains well around the edges with a few wisps around the center. The aroma is a toasty dry roasted malt aroma with hints of coffee and some backing sweetness.

The taste is more of the same. A pleasant but not overpowering dry roasted feel mixed with coffee notes and a chocolate sweetness in the backend to help balance out that roasted bitterness. The mouthfeel is fairly light, even for a Irish Stout, and a little watery at times.

This wasn't bad for an Irish Stout, with a nice dry roasted feel but I wish that the body possessed just a little more oompth. Much like the rest of DuClaw beers though, this is still immensely drinkable. I could definitely see myself throwing a few of these back during a St. Patties Day pubcrawl around Fell's Point.

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Photo of hdofu
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a glass of this brought to the table tonight with a Ultimate grilled cheese which was good but burned my tongue with the red peppers (more furry there). The color was dark cola with a thin chocolate moose head. The smell was sort of sweet with a chocolate and wood. The taste was bitter sweet like a dark chocolate with earthy notes. The feel was smooth to the tongue and sudsy. I could have drank another. Another good Duclaw interpretation.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Guinness glass.

Look is black with dark red cola colored highlights and a thin coffee foam head.

Aroma is malty and roasty sweet.

Taste exactly matches aroma with a dry bitter roast finish.


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Photo of akorsak
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the 2006 release of Celtic Fury, a dry Irish stout from DuClaw. The ale is served slightly chilled, as DuClaw doesn't like to serve their ales and lagers at room temperature.

Appearance: The ale pours a deep black color. There is minimal head and what head there is appears to have a mocha color to it.

Smell: The stout immediately gives off deep rich chocolate roasted notes.

Taste: The stout is very dry with no hints of sweetness (as it is a Dry Stout). There are deep roasted notes, reminiscent of coffee, as well of chocolate hints that are subtle and not overpowering.

Mouthfeel: The dryness of the stout makes one instinctively go in for a second sip. The roasted chocolate notes sit on the tongue for a long time after the stout has been swallowed, allowing for a long mouthfeel, provided that the dryness does not force you to take another sip.

Drinkability: The ale is low in abv and has a pleasing taste and smell. Factor those in with the timing of the release to coincide with St. Patrick's Day and you have an excellent, locally-brewed alternative to Guinness Stout. Slainte!

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Photo of sammy806
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of dsshuck
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of jjd315
3.39/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of JCarson410
3.46/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BogBoyJD
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of JOldewurtel
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hefe
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at DuClaw @ Arundel Mills

Pours dark with garnet highlights and a medium tan head. The aroma is of coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and a tich of the ol' fuggles. The flavors are clean and roasty, nice dry finish. As usual a solid effort from the chaps at DuClaw.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBorsato
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of ckollias
4.53/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this on tap at Duclaw Brewery in Bowie, MD out of a pint glass..

A: Pours a dark black hue with a thin 1-finger whitish head that slowly dissipates into a solid lace.

S: Excellent roasted malt caramel aroma with dominant coffee notes.

T: Smooth malty flavor with a chocolate, caramel, and slight coffee flavors.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Wow – great Irish Stout.

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Photo of DuaneL
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A simple stout without all the overtones, very refreshing in its purity. Certainly a lighter body, but that's OK. Very drinkable (we are drinking a growler) and the head is nice.

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Photo of claytri
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured a rich black with a fine tan head and marbled beautifully. The aroma was of toasted malt and coffee. The taste was of sweet malt with a fine toastieness rounded out with a coffee bite to the finish. The feel was medium and wet. This was a very drinkable stout and one I could have spent an afternoon sipping.

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Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Fells Point Location

Deep, dark mahogany in color. Large, light brown head. Looks a lot like their Bad Moon Porter.

Smell is mainly roast notes, with just a bit of sweet. Chocolate and coffee.

Taste is similar to aroma - roast notes and coffee. More bitter than sweet. Herbal and grassy at finish.

Light to medium in body. Medium carbonation. A bit thin, but not overly so for style. Fairly dry.

Overall, not the best dry stout I've ever had, but fairly solid.

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Celtic Fury from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 43 ratings