Dry Irish Stout
Persephone Brewing

Dry Irish StoutDry Irish Stout
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Style:
Stout - Irish Dry
Ranked #19
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #14,318
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 6.9%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
23
From:
Persephone Brewing
 
British Columbia, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  2
SCORE
87
Very Good
Dry Irish StoutDry Irish Stout
Notes: Flavours of dark coffee and toast with a balancing bitterness. Lightly carbonated with very smooth texture and dry finish.
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 23 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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carfaxdave from Canada (BC)

4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I tried the Persephone Brewing Nitro Dry Irish Stout on tap at Timbers on Robson in Vancouver BC on March 15, 2019. A very creamy, subtle taste & feel. Okay head. Easy drinking. Interesting flavors, & a beer that people should try if they come across it

Mar 15, 2019
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

8oz glass at Beer Revolution YEG Oliver Square, a couple of days after the Persephone tap takeover here, of which I was just made aware.

This beer appears a clear, very dark brown colour, with one finger of puffy, finely foamy, and fairly creamy tan head, which leaves some splattered wave crest lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells of roasted, bready and doughy caramel malt, brown sugar, bittersweet cocoa powder, black licorice, and some plain earthy, musty, and floral green hops. The taste is gritty and grainy caramel malt, a free-range ashiness, dry chocolate chips, wet wheat crackers, faint anise spice, and more understated earthy, leafy, and musky floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite restrained in its lackadaisical frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and generally smooth, with perhaps a hint of damp smoke making a minor fuss here. It finishes off-dry, with some lingering chocamel essences most evident.

Overall - this comes across as a pleasantly rendered version of the style, with a decently robust flavour, and fairly well balanced to boot. Easy enough to put back, even if it is indeed rather summary outside today, right little Miss bartender lady?

May 06, 2018
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LampertLand from Canada (BC)

3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Persephone Brewing 'Dry Irish Stout' @ 4.5% , served from a 473 ml can , originally sampled on tap at GCBF'16
A-pour is a dark cola brown from tap/can to a near black in the glass with a small tan head leaving a fine spotty lace along the sampler/pint
S-roasted malts
T-taste is weak , watery
MF-ok carbonation , medium body
Ov-still not a good beer
prost LampertLand

Sep 11, 2016
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hreb from Washington

4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

on nitro tap at the alibi room in Vancouver. opaque brown to black body with just the right amount of creamy chestnut on top. flavor is creamy smooth and delicious, with a seriously chocolate malt flavor coming through. balanced and mild but also incredibly flavorful. one of the best nitro stouts I can remember drinking in recent years and all around a great example of the style.

Jun 17, 2016
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canucklehead from Canada (BC)

4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Really solid dry stout that is below 5% and very roasty in its profile. Very drinkable but with complexity this is among the best of this style in BC. Bodes well for this young brewery and I hope to see other darker beers in the future. The low ABV makes it worth grabbing a growler.

Apr 14, 2014
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mpkrr from England

4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Delicious, toasty, not too aggressive, brilliantly balanced. Wish it came in casks, though. The brewery shouldn't be afraid to sell a traditional style like this in a more traditional form - it would round it out, in my humble opinion. A great session-able stout - a bit of a rarity.

Feb 23, 2014
Dry Irish Stout from Persephone Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 23 ratings