Nitro Dry Irish Stout | Breckenridge Brewery

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3.78/5
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73 Ratings
Nitro Dry Irish StoutNitro Dry Irish Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States
breckbrew.com

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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Ranking:
#23,307
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
73
pDev:
9.52%
 
 
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4
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of benbowski
3.57/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

13.6 ounce can into imperial pint glass, best before 6/3/2018. Pours crystal clear nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense and creamy light khaki head with amazing retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts the whole glass. Thick creamy lacing clings on the glass. Amazing appearance. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, and nuttiness; with light notes of smoke, char, dark fruit, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of roast/bready malt and light fruity yeast/earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, and nuttiness; with light notes of smoke, char, dark fruit, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Mild herbal/grassy/spicy hop and roast/char bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, nuttiness, light smoke/char, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; with a nice roast/hop bitter/sweet balance; and no acrid/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/roast bitterness. Light carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/grainy, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a great Irish dry stout. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mildly bitter/charred/drying finish. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Very clean and nicely rich malt complexity; with mild fruity yeast and earthy hops against sweetness. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of crobinso
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ananddullabh
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ben_tries_brews
2.77/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ovaltine
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pour is black with some rich, dark mahogany colors on the edges, and a luxurious tan head. The nose is all roasted malts, with a subtle cocoa component (that may be wishful thinking on my part).

Nope - cocoa on the taste, along with the roasted malt flavors. Dare I say it, I like this better than Guinness Draught - but this owes a thank you to that beer for leading the way nearly 260 years ago.

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Photo of Jcbroome
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elglueckert
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sethcroisant
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kinmundy77
3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jjboesen
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Johnnyz86
2.54/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Cheers

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Photo of addiwilliams
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buschbeer
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
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 -25.9%
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 +4.5%
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 +1.9%
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 +23.5%
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 +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of JohneHoodlum
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beamish12
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
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 +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Nitro Dry Irish Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 73 ratings