Morrighan Dry Irish Stout | Black Raven Brewing Co.

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39 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Raven Brewing Co.
Washington, United States
blackravenbrewing.com

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RedDiamond on 11-03-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
39
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
10.5%
 
 
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.23/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.24/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pitch black with a nice light tan creamy head. Head retention is good, as is the lacing.

S - Smokey roasted malts are at the forefront. mocha (chocolate/coffee)is well defined in the background, coffee with more to say!

T - Chocolate roasted malts now dominate while the smokiness is still present it was mostly in the aroma. Some coffee and hints of dark fruit are present on the back of the tongue. Overall a balanced flavor, but not overly complex.

M - Medium-heavy bodied, a little thin for most of the stouts I have experienced. Very creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation is what to expect with a nitro-stout... Finishes with lots of roasted malts, more currant like fruit and the stong mocha punch!

D - Well rounded, starts out dominating with the smokiness and finishes the same way...yummy stout...but a bit much on the currant/mocha ride...chasin' cheers :~)

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.42/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tap to glass @ brewery tap room@ Redmond, WA
Appearance: Black, long lasting brown head, lacing
Aroma: toasted nuts/hint of grains
Taste: not a lot
Feel Palate: creamy beer was flat
Overall: good beer not to repeat not to look for
Drank April 5, 2015 9pm

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3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in straight pint glass. Poured absolutely black, no light passes through this beer! The deep, rich, creamy head we've come to expect from this style had excellent retention and surprisngly light lacing.

Strong and solid roasted malt aromas greet the nose, with a slight coffee scent in the background. The coffee flavor dominates the tongue, which in my view, costs this beer some points. I expect coffee in the bigger stouts but not these easy drinkers. This beer also has a solid coffee aftertaste that I don't enjoy.

The body is what is expected from this style, smooth, balanced and easy to drink. Drinkability would have scored a 5 but that coffee taste and aftertaste cost the beer. Smooth and easy to drink having a solid session would be easy with this brew.

Overall, a very good beer. I don't like coffee at all so I didn't enjoy this beer as much I wanted to. Still, a job well done by one of the Seattle area's newest breweries. Worth trying if you're in the area.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured black with a finger of khaki head. Mild aroma of roasty coffee and a hint of cocoa.

Slightly low carbonation and a creamy, extremely thin mouthfeel. Weak initial flavors of bready malt and coffee that open up into a really nice cocoa quality on the finish.

Very smooth and drinkable, but not hugely memorable.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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Morrighan Dry Irish Stout from Black Raven Brewing Co.
3.62 out of 5 based on 39 ratings.
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