Stolt | Jädraås Bryggeri

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Jädraås Bryggeri

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Malt: Pale Ale, Black, Chocolate

Hops: German Northen Brewer, Styrian Golding.

Added by bark on 06-29-2012

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by LinusBohman:
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3.9/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter, served at room temperature.

A: Black as a deep cavern in the depths of the earth, no light going through it. The head is thick, big and brown but goes away within a minute leaving just some small islands of foam and some nice lacing on the sides. After a while there is no foam left either. Overflows when I opened the bottle but there's no fuzz visbible when poured.

S: Roasted malts dominates the smell. I get some acidity from dark roasted malts, perhaps some plums or black currant. A slight remembrance of bread too.

T: Dark roasted malts is the big thing going on here. I also get coffee and a distinct dry bitterness. There's also the acidity that comes from dark roasted malts with a hint of black currant. The aftertaste is long and is dominated by the malts and the dry bitterness, at the end I also get a hint of really dark chocolate.

M: Light bodied. Dry on the palet and at the fuzzier side of medium carbonation.

O: This is very spot on for a traditional Irish Dry stout, and I would say a great example of one. It's well balanced and highly drinkable if you like this type of beer. It get's some plus points for being a great crafted example true to it's style. It lacks the wow-factor though and compared to other types of beer (that I would give the really high scores) it lacks ingenuity and depth. It's a safe bet, a simple beer that isn't trying to be anything else than it's supposed to and this is perhaps as far as you can go within the traditional boundaries of the style.

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1.25/5  rDev -59.7%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours pitch black with a small brown kind of compact head that leaves nice lacings.

S: Hard roasted dark malts, some oaky vanilla notes. Smoked ham and coffee - dry.

T: Dry hard roasted malts, with some smoke and some oak - vanilla. Coffee and faint dark bitter chocolate.

M: Aftertaste holds smokey bitterness, but only for a little while. Body is thin and carbonation is low.

O: Not bad, but surley not very exciting. More malts had made it fuller and also more complex.

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Stolt from Jädraås Bryggeri
3.1 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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