Keepers Stout | Lighthouse Brewing Company

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56 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lighthouse Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
lighthousebrewing.com

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Keepers Stout is an award winning, authentic example of a classic Irish style, full-bodied, black ale that pours with a rich, creamy head. Bold, complex flavours of espresso and fine, dark chocolate build to a pleasingly mild roasted malt finish.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
56
Reviews:
27
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
8.86%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
5
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3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.34/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev +2.3%

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed on tap at Beer Revolution in Calgary, also tried previously in the bottle. A very dark opaque black Irish dry stout with tan head, no discernible color halo of the sort that you often get with a porter or stout. Smells like a classic mix of baker's chocolate, cold coffee, light molasses, and dried sweet fruit (prunes?), with a pleasant whiff of smoke and faint but detectable earthy, herbal hops. Sparkly yet dry, traditional crisp mouthfeel but fortunately lacking the aggressively carbonated macro-feel of its famous cousin. Flavors are well-integrated and all the expected elements tweak the tongue: Starts chocolatey and bakery shop sweet, then there's some raisin/currant fruitiness, followed by black coffee, herbal licorice and lastly some dry lightly singed grain husks. Proficient, balanced, captures a prototypical Irish dry vibe but not dull. Fruitier than some perhaps, with more molasses and rich sweet character? It works.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

355ml stunted-growth bottle (up, not out). Very little info on the label to indicate what kind of stout this actually is - Irish, you say? 'Tis the time of year for it, at least.

This beer pours a solid black, with subtle basal cola highlights, and two fingers of tightly foamy, shiny beige head, which leaves a few impermanent, gravity-stricken streaks of peninsular lace around the glass as it quickly sinks out of sight.

It smells of cold day-old coffee, dry chocolate wafers, a bit of dark fruit - prune and sultana raisins - some mildly singed, ashy meatiness, and very little in the way of overtly perceptible hops. The taste is medium-sweet cocoa powder, toasted bready malt, a hint or two of dry smoke, earthy coffee beans, and maybe some understated muddled dark fruitiness.

The bubbles are present, but you just know that they'll stay discreet, and they surely do, the body maintains a low-end medium weight, and is mostly smooth, a bit of that lingering char playing spoiler to a wee extent. It finishes actually well off-dry, the maltiness apparently a 'keeper', still exhibiting chocolate and dark fruit.

A decent example of the style, maybe not as dry as such, but whatever, overall this is fairly tasty, easy on the mind and liver alike, and worthy of a few rounds in an ode to those who spend their days and nights on the watch.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Keepers Stout from Lighthouse Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 56 ratings.
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