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O'Connor Dry Irish Stout | O'Connor Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
O'Connor Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by nniicckkww on 03-04-2011

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Boone757
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at O'Connor Brewing Co in Norfolk, VA.

This one pours a fairly dark black, with a small foamy nearly white head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like chocolate, roasty coffee, and roasty malt.

This is a fairly basic but tasty Irish dry stout. Fairly roasty and bitter, with a creamy finish. Nothing incredibly groundbreaking, but well crafted and very drinkable and tasty.

This is medium bodied, with a creamy mouthfeel, and a moderate level of carbonation.

Nice stuff here.

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Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LoveStout
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of clayrock81
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a blackish body w/ 2-finger head that took forever to die and left a lace ring down entire glass on top of a dry, mostly roasted malt aroma but dark chocolate and toffee slip in there. Smooth and easy to drink, this is a good beer but the taste profile is a little subdued. Some roasted malts along w/ a dry, breadish edge, there is also some sweetness from cholocate and toffee (not so much caramel). Basically, an enjoyable if simplistic stout that balances a mild sweetness some dryness for a good, if not great, stout.

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of hophugger
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep dark chocolate brown with a huge, amazing, fizzy head and extra clingy lacing, tan in color. Aroma is sweet and malty. Taste is bold with sweet roasted malts coming through first, than a touch of roastiness, sugar and then a slight, slight amount of hop bitterness at the end. Overall, fairly well balanced with a clean, roasty malt, sweet finish..

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4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of JayQue
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown color from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Lots of ruby highlights come through and there is a big light tan head to top things off. head retention is good and there are bands of lacing around the glass.

Aroma is roasted malt, fairly pronounced. Taste is mostly roasted malt with just a little bitterness. Goes down very easy. Mpouthfeel is rich enough for this style. Light and crisp and dry. Light enough for you to have more than a few pints. A worthy and interesting session beer. O'Connor has produced several good beers. This isone of them!!!

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

12 oz bottle poured in a stemmed glass.
Black stout color appearance.
Light, smooth, and creamy taste and feel. Everything you want in a stout, with storing, pronounced roasted maltiness. Outstanding style for the Irish Dry Stout. I'd definitely have more of this beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Hanzo
4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of ohiobeer29
2.93/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

On draft pours dark. Lack decent head smells like a solid stout and tastes the same lots of malt roast reminded me of a poor man's plead the 5th which is not a bad place to be overall a solid offering I'd go back to again

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Photo of teromous
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I don't see a bottle date.
I feel it's important to mention that ODIS is O'Connor Dry Irish Stout if you are looking for a different beer they are one and the same.

Appearance: The beer is black and capped with a short very light tan head. It fades out to a ring and some islands of bubbles in the glass.

Aroma: It has a very light roasted grain aroma that is a bit nutty. Not a strong aroma but good.

Taste: It has a very nice coffee and toasted nut flavor. It is not overly complicated but it is very nice. Very clean and simple flavors that deliver just what you want out of a Dry Irish Stout. There is just a bit of charcoal at the end but it isn't unpleasant.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is absolutely perfect. The beer ends crisp and dry with just a touch of that roasted grain bitterness to remind you what you've had.

Overall: It was a very enjoyable beer. It's one that I will have to remember again for St. Patrick's Day or any other time I feel like a good dry stout. I would definitely recommend it and I would buy it again. It's a very easy beer to drink that doesn't compromise on flavor or character.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

They get the style right, but the taste should more intense. Too mild.

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Photo of brocktune
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dave1999
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Well done dry Irish stout. While not as full bodied as I'd like, the taste is really good and consistent. Decent amount of chocolate and mild spiciness that complements the light alcohol. Easy to drink and not overly filling. Not the biggest head in the world, but the color is nice and even. An easy drinker that you could enjoy year round. Probably my favorite from this brewery.

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of MarvinSnyder
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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O'Connor Dry Irish Stout from O'Connor Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 50 ratings
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