Donnybrook Stout | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by tgbljb on 03-03-2007

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4.64/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Brilliant beer! Beats most of the craft stouts out there in my book!

Appearance: Jet black with a light tan head

Smell: Roasted barley, coffee, charcoal

Taste: Roast barley malt, coffee, hint of cocoa, and a mild hop bite at the end

Mouthfeel: Perfect

Overall, this is a delightful beer. I would highly recommend it to any lovers of stout!

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3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at the Liberty Bar on West 35th street in Manhattan. It was the tale of 2 beers. Initially, I had thought that I got a poor pour, as the brew had barely settled by the time it was presented to me and had a huge head, about 1/4 of the glass. In retrospect, the pour was the best part. Not only did it look fantastic, with the light brown head contrasted with the dark (very dark) brown body, but the head was the best tasting part as well. I always enjoy a nice thick head, especially when it comes to stouts. This did not dissapoint in that area. It was thick and creamy and extremely tasty head, with dark notes of chocolate/coffee sweetness coming through. It was particularly nice once I broke through the head to get to the actual brew, which when paired with the head in a single sip was a very pleasant experience. Unfortunately, that's where it ended. Once the head was gone and I was left with only body, it turned itself into a thin and average tasting stout.

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3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

previous rating: 4 from taste at brewpub in Downingtown. I enjoyed this pint on nitro pour at What If cafe west in the Coliseum.

The color of tan cascades into black body with cola brown shade with translucent clarity and thick head with foamy look. The smell is lightly roasty with a hint of yeast aroma that is fruity with a mineral quality. The feel has a light sweetness up front with mildly carbonated and mostly dry light body with smooth finish.

The taste has some malt roastiness but fits the style with low sweetness in the flavor adding some depth with a light yeast quality with some mineral dryness into the finish. Overall I enjoyed this pretty decent dry stout, suitable for sessioning. I think this is more of a guinness alternative for brewpub patrons but fits the style well.

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Donnybrook Stout from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 518 ratings