Donnybrook Stout | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

BA SCORE
53.3%
Liked This Beer
3.65 w/ 514 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
victorybeer.com

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by tgbljb on 03-03-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,995
Reviews:
146
Ratings:
514
Liked:
274
Avg:
3.65/5
pDev:
14.52%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
42
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 514 |  Reviews: 146
Photo of AdamBear
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-dark brown with a creamy light tan tap.

S-smells like black coffee with some creamy chocolate. Great strong scent.

T-comes in with a really mellow taste of black coffee and some chocolate: it's a bit watery but it's an awesome taste. Somewhat faint though.

M-light carbonation. More watery than creamy.

O-a very nice easy drinking beer. Very watery. Sadly not better than Gunniess. Not bad though.

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Photo of MmmIPA
3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black as night body with a nice creamy,thick tan head.

Some fruity smells.I have a problem smelling nitro tapped stouts.

Roasted malt,expresso,coffee and chocolate with some fruity taste in there.

Mouthful is very creamy and light bodied.

Great beer to drink lots of.My girl thought I wouldnt like it because it was so light.I was in heaven,very creamy,seductive,light and down right tasty.

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Photo of BoljaBoy52
3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gford217
3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Nitro at Leon's Full Service served in a Donnybrook pint glass.

Pours dark, dark chocolate brown with a massive creamy nitro head that lingers for the duration and leaves good lacing. It's like a lighter version of Guinness.

The aroma is very sedate on this one with some dark chocolate malts and little else.

The taste is a slight step up from the aroma with a more noticeable chocolate presence and more sweetness overall. The finish is dry and roasty.

The mouthfeel is thin and slightly watery with soft carbonation.

This is a decent dry stout but it's nothing to write home about.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: ?
I'm sure I've had this before, but this review is from a recent tasting on nitro at Victory, Downingtown, PA.

A little disappointing right from the start. Poured into an imperial pint, a weak little tan head that lacked the creaminess and cascading beauty of a typical nitro pour. Bad line? Otherwise, typical dark opaque brown-blackitude of an average stout. Aroma of dark malts, notes of coffee and a dab of solvent. Similar taste, roasty, dark malts, touches of coffee and chocolate. Mild and a bit thin in body. A decent stout, but nothing to write a review about. ... D'oh!

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Photo of jpro
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Closed for Business...

A: Dark brown with mahogany highlights; velvety, one-finger, khaki head; good retention.

S: Roasted malts; charred vegetation; oatmeal.

T: “coffee-water;” has some oatmeal characteristics; a little thin on the taste, but it is 3.7%.

M: Thin; low (nitro) carbonation; not much.

O: A good session stout, but really not much else.

*from notes (5-25-12)

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Photo of LeftyBWS
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at D's Six Pax & Dogz, Pittsburgh, PA.
Dark brown color with a thick layer of creamy and rich darkish tan head on top. Smells strongly of roasted malts, with some subtler notes of sugars and dark fruitiness. Taste was a little paler and subdued than I expected given the appearance and smell. Had a slightly metallic and watery aftertaste that sort of ruined the initial taste which was a great mix of malts and sugars with some underlying bitter bite. Felt good in my mouth, round and filling but not too heavy; quite creamy. If the taste was vamped up a bit to maintain the initial level, I could easily have a couple of these, but as it was, I moved on to something else.

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Photo of birderbeerer
3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Victory's version of a Guinness. Pitch black, but the head is light. Just barely off-white. Creamy.

Aroma is faint. General beer. Light barley malt.

Very light taste. Drinks easy. Some chocolate and nuts, light toast. Creamy/milky. Like an unsalted top (rye) saltine.

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Donnybrook Stout from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 53.3% out of 100 with 514 ratings
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