Fonta Flora Brewery

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Irish Dry Stout
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4.08 | pDev: 3.43%
Fonta Flora Brewery
North Carolina, United States
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 9
Photo of Buck89
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. Dark and opaque with a thick tan head that lingered. Aroma had chocolate, some char, faint caramel and a bit of smokiness. Taste followed with a rich chocolate flavor mixed with a hint of caramel, char, and bitter coffee. There was a faint saltiness on the finish which worked well. A dry, somewhat bitter finish. The feel was certainly bigger than a typical Irish Dry Stout, but it wasn't overly sweet. Delicious.

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampling a 16 oz cellar temp can poured into my snifter. Part of trade with @KRubes. Thank you!
Beer pours a dark chocolate brown color with minimal light passing through my glass when I hold it to the light.
A fluffy beige head of 2 cm foams up and fades slowly to a sturdy surface layer.
Aroma is big right from the can popping with dark chocolate, roasted malts, maybe a little charred wood. Nice malt complexity with no hop presence to be detected here.
First sip reveals an average body with fine yet sharp carbonation with a smooth slightly creamy texture.

Flavor is malty as the nose advertised, with some sweet and some dark chocolate notes mixing with roasted malt andd a bit of coffee ground. I also get a little caramel sweetness buried in the finish . Again, no hops here and I really dont pick up any salty brine character in the beer, but this is a nice easy drinking roasty malt stout.
Glad to have tried it.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear jet black in color with light to moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and faint dark coal brown + chestnut brown colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy dark tan head that slowly reduces to a large patch of very thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of roasted + charred malts with light to moderate aromas of chocolate malts with minimal amounts of sweetness. Light aromas of earthy hops and a light to moderate amount of brininess. Hints of roasted coffee.

T: Upfront there are moderate to heavy flavors of roasted + charred malts with light to moderate flavors of chocolate malts with minimal amounts of sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of roasted coffee and light flavors of earthy hops. Finally there is a light to moderate amount of brininess in the finish. Moderate amounts of lingering roasty bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol. Enjoyable with a really pleasant roastiness and just enough lingering bitterness along with that light amount of brininess. Well done oyster stout.

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Brackish from Fonta Flora Brewery
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 9 ratings