Donnybrook Stout | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

BA SCORE
53.2%
Liked This Beer
3.65 w/ 515 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:
#33,121
Reviews:
146
Ratings:
515
Liked:
274
Avg:
3.65/5
pDev:
14.52%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
42
Trade:
0
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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On nitro-tap 6/26/2012 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub, in Pawtucket, RI, served in a US pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a large dense beige head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains milk chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and a very faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out very creamy with mildly sweet flavors of milk chocolate and coffee. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy. The hops presence is very mild as it should be in this type of beer and provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: A little crisp and very smooth, medium body, light-to-medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, very mild kick, very good representation of style, this is a nice sessionable stout to drink for a while.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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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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3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served nitro tap in a pint glass at their brewery

A - Obsidian with 2 finger ecru foamy head with excellent retention and good lacing.

S - Coffee, spice, chocolate.

T - A more subtle stout characterized by many of the nitros with a smooth chocolate and coffee flavor at the front contrasted by a spicy tobacco smokey notes. Pretty subtle and some might say weak but this is an irish dry.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth, a bit watery.

O - I have yet to fall in love with this style and this beer is yet another setback. I feel like the nitro version of these stout just come off as a little too subtle with a rather watery mouthfeel as well. I'll keep trying, but I wouldn't get this one again.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I got to try this hard to find beer at Barcade in Jersey City, NJ. I like nitro beers, and I like Victory... so this should work out pretty well (surprise ending, it does. I'm doing the review from notes earlier in the day.).

You gotta love the cascading foam on the glass as the nitro settle. The good looking irish stout, where it is surprisingly dark for the low ABV.

I like this example of an irish stout. It is incredibly easy to drink. I like the complex flavors, but the drinkability is very easy. The texture is kind of velvety on the tongue.

This is far and away the best irish stout I have ever had. Much props to the great brewers at Victory.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with red highlights. It has a creamy cream colored head with good retention that clings to the glass.

Not a lot in the nose, some licorice, but subdued.

Taste is smooth with some very nice tobacco and licorice notes. A very creamy mouthfeel somewhat watery and light, but true to the style.

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Donnybrook Stout from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 53.2% out of 100 with 515 ratings
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