Donnybrook Stout | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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85
very good
513 Ratings
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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

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Added by tgbljb on 03-03-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
513
Reviews:
146
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
14.4%
 
 
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11
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42
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2.76/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

I actually had the bartender check to make sure there wasn't anything wrong with the tap or keg. He did and said "Can't notice anything wrong, just a bummer beer." His words, but I'll stand by them. This beer is nearly flavorless. Poured inky black with a healthy light-brown head that held all the flavor. Sipping through the head I got hints of a semblance of roasted, nutty malt. From there on it tastes like watered-down Guinness. This beer is thin, watery, boring and offensive for those reasons. Not sure what niche Victory was going for with this one. It's not enjoyable for Beer Geeks at Beer Bars, it's not familiar enough for the lawnmower crowd, and who on earth would buy a six pack of water-Guinness for a fireside or front porch session? Truly "a bummer beer." Drinks easy, though.

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2.77/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

On Tap (Nitro)

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Black in color with a thin and creamy head after the cascading nitro pour. Decent lacing--I couldn't expect anything more from this beer.

Faint aroma. Some slight roasted malt and grain presence.

Not a lot of flavor going on either. Some slight malt, a touch of roasted malt, and a bit of sweetness. Goes away quickly.

Thin mouthfeel.

A simple, undefined, uninteresting dry stout.

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2.78/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

**
09/02/2012
On Tap at Khyber Pass Pub, Philadelphia
Very cold, so very little aroma
Dark black color, creamy head.
Chocolaty malt, but weak flavored for the style.
**

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2.8/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from Nitro tap at WOB. Almost no head and very little carbonation. Mild flavor, which disappears almost instantly. Did not like.

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2.85/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

It had a very thick and foamy head. I did not enjoy this beer. It has a toasty/roasted aroma. There was some minor roast in the flavor. There was also a "sea watery" flavor character as well. I was pretty disappointed because I typically like most of Victory's beers.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was a terrible beer.

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Donnybrook Stout from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.75 out of 5 based on 513 ratings.
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