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Donnybrook Stout | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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3.65/5
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516 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:
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Added by tgbljb on 03-03-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,394
Reviews:
147
Ratings:
516
pDev:
14.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
42
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 516 |  Reviews: 147
Photo of Gagnonsux
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CreightonSM
3.27/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of polopaul20
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Barleycorn
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NatsnSkinsDC
2.85/5  rDev -21.9%
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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Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AMarkle6524
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 Phigg1102
3.51/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very light in body. I wish there was a touch more roasted bitterness in the taste although I got a lot of cashew flavor which was very appealing. Could be a bit more balanced.

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Photo of anvilx
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chefhatt
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at paradise by the slice
Dark body with a thick head.
Very nice malt flavor,very good beer.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of poohbearzeccola
3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sd123
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
2.92/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was a terrible beer.

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Photo of IckyT2012
3.26/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The darkest and most expensive glass of water I've ever had.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

i dont know why people seem to like this less, as irish stouts go, this is a winner, especially on the nitro tap. seen a few handles pop up for saint patricks day this week. its gorgeous from the tap, lighter than guinness in color, but with a similar head on it. the nose is light, i smell the dank irish yeast before i smell anything else, wet and musty and old in a good way. like the weather there. the malt is really light for its color, almost no body at all to this, i remember it being fuller for whatever reason, but it seems really really thin this go around. its creamy from the nitro, but its almost watered down in feel, not palate coating at all. at such a light body and low abv, this is a beer you could just pound on all day, and i probably would if i was part of the downtowny kegs and eggsy crowd, but thats just not me. not much flavor to it, i mean, its like a hlaf a stout, its good, no off tastes, but it doesnt taste like much. like roast without substance, which actually is kind of confusing and pleasant. milky feeling and super dry, i think its made well in that regard, and offers a nice alternative to the obvious, when thats the kind of beer you want to drink. i have no issues with this at all, and apparently like it a lot better than others have. strange on the palate to have it be so light but so creamy and thick at the same time, its thick and thin, cant think of many other beers that do that...

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Photo of Scobu
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fabiand
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wonothesane42
3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThomasJ25
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Goes down so smooth like chocolate milk. Isn't going to knock your socks off but a solid Irish dry stout.

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Photo of rfoltz53
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Donnybrook Stout from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 516 ratings
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