Slainte | North Sound Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
North Sound Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by beertunes on 10-26-2010

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by nsabo:
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3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fingernail white head, dark brown/black color. I don't get much off the nose - fairly generic burnt stout smell. I prefer cask-pumped to nitro, but I appreciate the smoothness here. Begins with herbal, minty hops that reminds me of a winter warmer's spiciness, and rounds off with chocolate and caramel malts.
Usually while I'm drinking a beer with people in social settings, I'm preoccupied with either what my beer is doing well or what it's doing wrong. Here, I wasn't particularly preoccupied in either direction, I enjoyed this beer without it pulling my sleeves demanding I pay more attention to it.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of NWer
4.38/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nitro-pour at the brewery.
Dark black with no light penetration at all. Beautiful appearance.
The taste was smooth, balanced and substantial. The mouthfeel was pleasant. The Nitro-pour was a joy to behold. I didn't get the watered down feel at all that others experienced.
This is an excellent Stout brewed to style.
Enjoy if you get the chance.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Noooddle
4.09/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Donkster46
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of mactrail
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Handsome near-black color with a fine creamy head in the monic. Pleasant silky mouthfeel, but a bit less foaming in the mouth than most nitros. Modest aroma of roasted grain.

Malty and fairly sweet to start. The roasted malt is balanced with plenty of the black stuff. Some charred flavors but not any hint of the sourish charcoal. This is a tangy, highly drinkable quaff. It's stronger than the Irish styles but it seems to aim in that direction. If only Guinness were as good as this, which is not bad.

Sort of a winey tang with a watery mouthfeel that is refreshing in this style. Quite bitter aftertaste. On the nitro tap at the brewery tasting room west of Mount Vernon.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Briken
2.6/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Dark black with a bit of a cola-carbonation look to the bottom and a creamy tan head on top. Chocolate aroma. Very light chocolate and even lighter roasted malt and sweetness. Mouthfeel is thin and watery.

I don't know if the bar's nito-tap was going out but this did not have the feel of a good nitro. In fact, it was so watery it took over in the taste and literally drowned out any real flavor. I almost just gave it back because by the end it tasted like chocolate water.

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Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stript
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of twelveinches
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of beertunes
3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served in straight pint pint glass. Poured a translucent dark brown, not the black I expect from this style, with just over an inch of the thick, creamy, tan head that that is typical for the style.

The rich malt aroma had a crisp roasted scent to it that was a bit bolder than is usual. That crisp roast dominates the tongue in a most pleasant way. Mostly the flavors were just what you'd expect from the style.

The body was typical, perhaps just a touch on the thin side. Drinkability was very good, having a few pints of this while throwing darts could have you believing you're in the Emerald Isle. Overall, a nice brew, worth trying when you see it.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Slainte from North Sound Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 13 ratings