Off Color Brewing

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Off Color Brewing
Illinois, United States
Irish Dry Stout
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4.04 | pDev: 3.71%
Mar 23, 2023
Jan 18, 2023
Notes: Stoutling offers all the character of a classic Irish style dry stout with less alcohol (3.17% ABV) and calories (100 per 12 oz serving). Notes of red velvet sweetness, cocoa nibs, and dark toast transition into a drying finish. Mellow bitterness from hops rather than roasted malt provide the balance to keep this sessionable beer intriguing.
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Lighter black pour but a huge tan head and lacing abounds. Smell and taste are the same: roasted malt, char, earth, hint of dark chocolate and a whisper of vanilla, smell leans a touch sweeter. Feel is a touch watery though, but roast does well to cover along with smooth malts. A sessionable dry stout that is perfect for day drinking in winter
Mar 23, 2023
Rated: 4.3 by scootercrabb from Illinois

Mar 13, 2023
Rated: 3.96 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Mar 03, 2023
Rated: 4.03 by soarinsteven from Illinois

Feb 28, 2023
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Released 1/6/23; drank 1/31/23 @ the Yarchives.

Mostly opaque brown/orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big khaki head; a thick curtain of tree-rung lace.

Ginger, sarsaparilla, hay & a bit of (oddly pleasant) cow dung! Unique, to say the least.

Medium mouthfeel.

Ginger & sarsaparilla flavors up front; dry wheat & faint medium roast coffee bean notes on the finish.

Again, quite unique; there's a lot of flavor here for a sub 4% stout. I'm not sure I'd want one for a session, necessarily, but it's a a good end-of-the-night beer when you've been overserved. Worth trying, for sure!
Feb 01, 2023
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
I'm liking how Off Color is developing a range of lower-calorie/ABV beers because these beers are good to wash down lunch; which is often leftovers or something made and eaten in a hurry. So a low ABV beverage brings dignity to a break in the middle of the day that should be more enjoyable. Stoutling is the tenth low-ABV (under 4.5) that I've had from OCB... some of them quite good in their style.

I just bought a 4-pack and will review Stoutling after my next lunch !
But Overall, Stoutling makes for a pleasant winter session. It's only disadvantage is has to be compared to other Irish Drys that are double the ABV.

2/3/23 I didn't have the second can with lunch as I hoped, but I did have a late afternoon snack of sweet rice cakes when the sun was setting. And Stoutling did its job; washed down the snack and didn't overpower my mouth. If OCB should release this next year, work on making it more dry... and it will be better than the competition and without the calories. Cheers ! Slainte'!
Jan 28, 2023
Stoutling from Off Color Brewing
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 6 ratings