Nitro Irish Stout
Breckenridge Brewery

Nitro Irish StoutNitro Irish Stout
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Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States
Irish Dry Stout
Ranked #76
Ranked #23,811
3.7 | pDev: 11.89%
Jun 16, 2023
Feb 18, 2017
A classic old-world style with the mesmerizing magic of nitro and a colorful Colorado spirit. Brewed with roasted Irish barley for a rich malty flavor, our Nitro Irish Stout captures the welcoming spirit of adventure that our home state's all about.
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Rated: 3.77 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania

Jun 16, 2023
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Brownish black opaque body with a nitro brown head. Big vanilla and dark chocolate aromas with hints of coffee amongst the roasted malt base. Taste has that velvet vanilla tone finishing after a heavy handed malt body with chocolate, roast, and earth beforehand. Less roasty than guinness, thinner too, but dry and smooth. Not bad at all, would rather have guinness but this was worth the try for sure
May 03, 2023
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Dark, dark brown, but not the black coffee brown color of many stouts, it rests in a clear Imperial pint glass. The pint can's contents fit nicely, as there was only a modest light biege head. The aroma is roasted barley, but there are stouts with bolder. Of course, being nitro driven, this just slides across and down. Its taste is mediocre, a little light for the style, but certainly not bad. The glass lacing is lovely. The mouthfeel is close to being spot on for a nitro stout, so it’s expectedly light and exceptionally smooth. All that's missing is a good dose of roasted malt in the flavor. Not a superstar stout, but a very good and enjoyable one.
Apr 28, 2023
Rated: 3.6 by Jcreek from Illinois

Apr 15, 2023
Rated: 4.01 by jchanley from Illinois

Apr 15, 2023
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Reviewed by mastodonj from Colorado

3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
I'm wondering if there is a quality control issue b/c some reviewers say that there's a good head and others (like me) have a beer with almost no head. There is no indication that this was a "nitro" beer. So, did not meet expectations. On the plus side, the flavor is a solid Irish stout. However, as others have said, the mouth feel is thin and finish is vacant.
Mar 27, 2023
Rated: 3.67 by joran from Kansas

Mar 17, 2023
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Reviewed by GStone899 from Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Light on the feel front and a little lighter on the taste than I would like. That being said you still get some nice chocolate and coffee flavoring coming through. Smell is definite coffee and cocoa. Pours jet black. Not much head and not much lacing. For a bargain stout that comes in large cans it's a good bargain and a decent beer. I'll drink to it.
Jan 22, 2023
Rated: 4 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Jun 21, 2022
Rated: 2.75 by Bigmoist from West Virginia

May 19, 2022
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Solid dark appearance with a long lasting tan head that left good lacing, Roasted malt aroma with a chocolate edge. Dry, roasty flavors, some sweetness, and a light touch of coffee. Velvety smooth, medium bodied, modestly carbonated mouthfeel.
May 06, 2022
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Reviewed by schoolboy from Ohio

3.29/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I had an expectation for what this ale should be like and what I got was nothing like that.

It did not develop anywhere near the nitro head one would expect. It did have a smallish head and some bubbles throughout. The aroma is reserved, but some nice malts come through. The taste is what I like about the style - a little bit of bittering goes a long way when there isn't a lot of alcoholic sugars sweetening things up. I like that. The mouthfeel and finish are thin.

Not recommended. Not one of the better examples of this style.
May 02, 2022
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Reviewed by Scotchboy from Idaho

3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
Nitro-can; perfect nitro stout appearance complete with the creamy tan head. Muted aromas of roasted malt with impressions of coffee and cocoa. Creamy body and smooth but muted flavors. I'm sure its a good stout and it is better than Guinness for sure, but the nitro treatment does not benefit these brews.
Apr 04, 2022
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Reviewed by izraelc from New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours dark. Creamy foam. Dry aroma. Very dry body. No flavors of any kind. Extremely dry. Like drinking the Sahara desert. Did i mention it was extremely dry? Dry finish. I need to hydrate after this one.
Apr 02, 2022
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
I had this beer straight from the can after two hockey games. The beer looked fine and the can design was okay so I will give it the benefit of the doubt. The smell was of dark roasted malt and coffee. The overall taste followed the smell. It had a good roasted malt flavor. It was a bit too watery but overall not bad.
Mar 19, 2022
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Reviewed by Giganano

3.09/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
I couldn't get this one at all, and it's even possible that the four-pack I got was temperature-damaged, because it tasted a bit funky (the bad kind of funk). It wasn't offensive, but just bland and without much mouthfeel, surprising for a nitro stout. Not for me, maybe others can appreciate it more than I did- which wasn't much.
Mar 17, 2022
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Reviewed by defunksta from Wisconsin

3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours a dark, nearly jet black color with a strong and very smooth light tan head. Billowing body as the head turns into the body. SRM of 23. (4.50)

Aroma: Moderate aromas of milk chocolate, dry cocoa, roasted black malt with a slightly roasted, smooth but dry chocolate finish.

Flavor: Moderate flavors of smooth milk chocolate, cocoa, some roasted black malt, but a smooth chocolate finish.

Feel: Medium-bodied, nitro-carbonated and a smooth, slightly sweet finish.

Compared to Guinness Draught 3/17/22: Pours a similar color, slightly smoother head. Stronger aromas. More smooth milk chocolate. Less dry cocoa, black malt, and bittersweet cocoa. Smoother and sweeter.

Overall: A nice nitro dry stout. Nice milk chocolate flavors. Authentically smooth and sweet. I found it to have a smoother, sweeter, and more robust flavor profile than Guinness, although less complexity. One of the best, and authentically made for the Irish tradition. (Final Rating: 3.98)
Mar 17, 2022
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Reviewed by TheMatts

4.24/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Jet black look like Guinness with a beige creamy and velvety head. Malty smell, with small notes of almonds and tree nuts, maybe even a roasty toasty bit too. Overall, not a whole lot of aroma, but that’s consistent with Irish Drys.
Immediately this is the creamiest beer I’ve ever had. Super smooth feel and head that you just cut through the get to the beer itself. The flavor is not too far from a good pint of Guinness. It has some more complexities though. There is a lighter but more present smooth espresso taste with maybe even a tad bit of frothed milk that comes from the smoothness. There is even a small flavor of dark chocolate and that is what the aftertaste feels like to me. The malt flavor goes to back of your tongue and there is a very very low bitterness there too. There is even maybe a little bit of an oatmeal flavor in this too. This beer is fantastic.
Mar 02, 2022
Rated: 3.74 by Zylod from West Virginia

Feb 19, 2022
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.34/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
"Best by 5/19/22"; drank 2/16/22 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque light brown appearance.

A violent pour yielded a small, tan nitro head; minimal lace.

Light roast coffee bean, mild cream & faint mint notes in the nose.

Creamy, thin mouthfeel.

Faint cream & oat flavors.

Smelled OK, and I know a nitro dry stout isn't supposed to be Old Rasputin, but this was almost flavorless. Full pass moving forward.
Feb 17, 2022
Nitro Irish Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 195 ratings