Screaming Banshee Irish Cream Stout | Old Yale Brewing Co.

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Screaming Banshee Irish Cream StoutScreaming Banshee Irish Cream Stout

Brewed by:
Old Yale Brewing Co.
British Columbia, Canada

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by chickenm on 02-07-2014

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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by Hornet2003:
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Photo of BCborn
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chickenm
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of biboergosum
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

650ml bottle. This appears to now be called Screaming Banshee Irish Cream Stout, part of Old Yale's Tall Tale series.

This beer pours a solid, light-destroying black, with the barest of basal cola edges, and three chubby fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and somewhat bubbly pale brown head, which leaves some decent cobwebbed lace around the glass as it gently subsides.

It smells of lush medium-sweet chocolate, well-creamed coffee, caramel malt, toffee, a bit of the ol' Irish whiskey (did they really dump Irish Cream into this?), and subtle earthy, leafy hops. The taste is rich, yep, Irish Cream (I'm not going to break that one down), milk chocolate, caramel nougat, subtle cafe-au-lait, a bit of root beer syrup, a tame, but adequately supportive earthy hop bitterness, and a further touch of bristling stout alcohol.

The carbonation is moderate in bearing, providing a standard frothy measure, the body a heady medium-heavy weight, quite smooth, and more than a tad creamy, duh. It finishes on the sweet side, the cream, chocolate, caramel and booze all so cuddly that it makes me wanna puke. Note: I do not actually want to vomit after drinking this beer.

More of a one-trick gimmick pony (maybe that's a real thing), than an appreciably well-made stout, however, when your adjunct is Irish Cream, and the base beer is a chocolaty shout in the vein of this brewery's own Sasquatch offering, I'm willing to access a whole whack of cognitive dissonance on the matter. Tasty, rounded, and very dessert-like, so much so that I'm not snarking any more at their serving suggestion on the label.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikebu
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LampertLand
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Old Yale Brewing 'Screaming Banshee Irish Cream Stout' @ 7.5% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $6.50
A-pour is a dark brown from the bottle to a near black in the glass with a small tan head leaving a spotty lace along the pint
S-Irish cream ale , pick your favourite (Baileys Carolanns , Ryan...)
MF-ok carbonation , feels full bodied
Ov-ok beer , decent/good milk sweet stout
prost LampertLand

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Photo of pmaka
4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

LOOK: Beer poured a gorgeous bold black colour like the night in which the banshee screams. At the right angle and light a cola colour can be seen near the top. A burnt caramel head tops the beer and joins you on your dark drinking journey. All the while a spotted lacing adorns the side of the glass and slowly vanished into the darkness of the beer.

SMELL: Dark chocolate first enters the nose. Cream, coffee and caramel add layers. Sweetness is evident coming from what I would say is a layer of whiskey. A mix of earthy hops creates an almost graham cracker, brown sugar scent.

TASTE: Roasted coffee, whiskey, and Irish cream sweetness hit the palate. And just like the smell, layers of chocolate make an appearance. The beer finishes with some spice creating a layer of dryness. The mouthfeel is on the medium side with a light carbonation.

OVERALL: A very enjoyable stout with lots of bold flavours teaming up together. Goes down smooth and sweet. Next time the banshee screams, I will be more than willing to answer to her sweet sweet call.

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Photo of ewpass
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lovely and dark but smallish head. Great milk chocolates-Irish Cream nose. Body more muted but solid. Dryish finish. Very enjoyable for sipping.

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Photo of leaddog
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a dark chocolate brown with two fingers of creamy mocha head.

Smell - roasted caramel malts, hint of coffee bean, irish cream aromas, vanilla, earthy hop, and hint of toffee.

Taste - roasted caramel malts followed by the coffee bean and luscious irish cream, vanilla, earthy hops and slight hint of toffee.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes creamy alongside the irish cream.

Overall - A well executed Milk stout. The irish cream flavour works very well in this brew. Looking forward to seeing what Old Yale has to offer next in this series of beers.

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Photo of Trosevear
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Dark black with a nice brown head leaving no head.

S: Dark coffee with almost a bailey's smell to it.

T: Expresso and coffee with a smooth creamyness it that makes it smooth on the way down like drinking a glass of bailey's or a cream based liquor.

F: Light carbination with a full body mouth feel.

O: A really good beer but I still like the sasquatch stout from them a little better I think.

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Photo of Jlefa
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kenmac19
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of samuelp23
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Out of 650mL bomber, served at roughly 8C.
L - Dark black with lacy vanilla colored streaks left on the glass during drinking
S - Coffee, burnt caramel, vanilla, graham cracker
T - Starts with a hint of milkshake and roasted nuts but quickly gives way to a dry spiciness and slight acidity.
F - Light carbonation, very smooth
O - Very nice sipping stout with multiple flavor profiles. Milkshake flavor, common to other beers of this style, tamed just enough to be a very lovely beer. Also low alcohol compared to many other stouts with this much flavor.

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Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of hotmailmsn
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

7.5% abv, 20 ibu, 650ml bottle.
A - opaque dark black, with finger brown head.
S - coffee, dark chocolate cream, floral, brown sugar, milk powder, roasted coffee beans. little bit whisky/liquor, caramel.
T - decent carbonation, smooth, creamy, medium body, milk shake like taste (milk stout?), cappuccino. tastes fade away fast, short lasting, only bitterness left, back of the mouth.
O - good beer, lighter body, and less complexity than i have expected for a 7.5% abv stout. irish cream character was there, both on nose and palate. irish coffee, really enjoyed the remaining bitterness, really good spiced stout here. i can have one more of this, since its still stout season and rain a lot here in Van.

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Photo of imfinished
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Screaming Banshee Irish Cream Stout from Old Yale Brewing Co.
4.05 out of 5 based on 18 ratings.
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