Nitro Dry Irish Stout | Breckenridge Brewery

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Nitro Dry Irish StoutNitro Dry Irish Stout

Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
We partnered with Boundary Brewing Cooperative of Belfast, Northern Ireland, to create this traditional Dry Irish Stout with dark character and a classic, creamy body. Roasted barley, flaked barley, and Irish Stout Malt give this black beer flavors of coffee and hints of grain.

Added by AGoodStout on 02-18-2017

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the tall boy can in a snifter via a friend from work===Cheers Randy!
This stout pours a rich blackish brown with a fantastic head of creamy khaki foam
that lingers long to a thick layer and shows the nice lacing known in nitro brews.
Nose of roasted nuts, moderate chocolate notes, and hints of cream and char.
Flavors follow the nose with nutty malts and chocolate with a hint of coffee and
subtle char. Excellent mouth feel as would be expected for a nitro---creamy, smooth,
roasty, medium full body, and a moderately dry finish.

Overall a solid brew from a great brewery.


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Photo of addiwilliams
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buschbeer
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

13.6 FL. OZ. can
Served in a nonic pint glass

This beer pours black and is topped with a creamy, tan head that leaves some decent lacing.

The smell is chocolate, roasty, and nutty.

The taste is much like the smell. I get some chocolate at first. There is a roasted malt and nutty flavor that mingles nicely with the chocolate.

Full, creamy mouthfeel

It is a solid, macro produced Irish stout. I especially like how they try and make you think you're getting pint cans. Those geniuses at ABI figured a way to deliver perceived value by deception. Good for them!

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Photo of Parmesan
2.8/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

L: Poured hard which led to a nice cascade of brown, grey and black. Pours a pitch black with a very creamy tan head that slowly dissipates to about a half inch remaining on top.

S: Not much of an aroma, some roasted and toasted grain, a little bit of chocolate.

T: Roasted malt, some chocolate, tastes very watery, a strange astringent bitterness that overwhelms at the end.

F; Creamy and smooth, but the nitro makes this beer taste very watery.

O: Not impressed with this beer, watery with no aroma and a muddy taste.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I got this off the single shelf at the Kroger near my house. It poured an opaque black with creamy off white head is not leaving any lace. The scent had hints of roast and peat. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with roast base. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it's decent.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 13.6oz can into glass. Bottom of can is stamped 'BEST BEFORE: 5/25/18 4:26'. Now labeled as 'Nitro Irish Stout'.
Dark cola colored body. Long lasting (nitro) light tan head. Most of the lacing sheeting settles back into beer.
Roasted malt aroma, with coffee.
Taste includes the grain flavor as well as the roasted malts, and the hint of coffee. Slightly sweet. Minimal bitterness.
Thicker, nitro mouth feel. Dry finish.
Another stout that tastes like a meal in a glass.

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Photo of JoshuaShort13
4.67/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite Irish Stouts. Taste similiar to Murphy's but a little fuller feeling. Had on draft and ordered a few, very drinkable. I would recommend it if you want to try a good American Irish Stout.

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Photo of psmith161
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75


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

Photo of beamish12
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours black brown to a modest, creamy head from pub can. The aroma is of roasted grain and fresh toast. The mouth feel is exactly what it should be for a traditional Irish stout, creamy and velvety. The taste has hints of coffee and toffee with a lingering malty after taste. For what this is, a traditional Irish stout, it is a remarkable effort by BB. I've had freshly tapped black stuff from home country and nothing compares but this comes about as close I've experienced since. Stylistically it's a big winner.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FBarber
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown almost black and completely opaque. Even when held to light it remains dark brown. Thin half-inch velvet mocha colored head. Head is much too thin for a nitro beer, but does stick around. Lots of lacing is left behind and a quarter inch head remains on the beer as its consumed.

Aroma has notes of cocoa, roasted malts, condensed milk.

Taste has notes of roasted malts, cocoa, slight smokiness in the malts, touch of tobacco, with a slight earthy hop bitterness on the finish. Flavors come across a tad watered down.

Feel is incredibly smooth – exactly what I get from any nitro beer. Medium to fuller bodied. Mild, very smooth, gentle carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

Overall this is a very well done exampled of the style. I tend to prefer non-nitro to nitro, but for a nitro example, this is well crafted.

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Photo of CaptainHate
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours very dark brown into a pint glass with a thick light brown head that doesn't dissipate quickly. Toasty malty smell that is less satisfying than the taste which has a nice chocolate creamy bite to it. Mouthfeel is so smooth you have to hold back to not drink too fast. Very nice.

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Photo of dsshuck
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Celtics76
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gemini6
3.49/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of shelby415
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Haybeerman
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MJ64
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Riff
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an almost black color with a thin cream head, cascading isn't as prominent as some others. Smells of chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor is roasted malts, lightly roasted coffee, and mild chocolate. Almost watery. Seems about average for an Irish stout, but very mild and there are better ones out there.

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Photo of Blackop555
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours black. Short, thick, tan head that lasts.

Smells roast malt light chocolate, light coffee and earthy.

Tastes Roast malt, light chocolate, coffee, light sweetness and light char on the watery side. Finish is dry with roast linger. Full body and creamy, soft medium carbonation.

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Photo of ericsbrown
2.96/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Disappointing. I’ve enjoyed several other BB beers, and I had high expectations for this, but for me, it was much too mild and lacking in substance.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.58/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Dark, dark chocolate black, turns pitch black after all of the cascading Nitro bubbles. The head is khaki, creamy, smooth, and thick. Wonderfully thick bands of lacing stick to the glass.

Aroma: One of the best smelling Nitro beers I have ever stuck my nose in as toasty, chocolate malts bring out wonderfully rich notes of medium roast coffee, chocolate, and oats.

Taste: Can’t say the taste is any worse than the aroma with hearty, earthy roasted Irish malts and delightful ground coffee flavors.

Mouthfeel: Exceptionally smooth.

Overall: Breckenridge nailed this. It’s got all the smoothness with better taste and aroma than any Irish Draught-style beer I’ve ever tried.

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