Irish Stout | Morgan Street Brewery

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Brewed by:
Morgan Street Brewery
Missouri, United States

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our version of a classic Irish-Style Dry Stout, but we do it with a unique twist. We use lager yeast and steam ferment this beer. The lager yeast gives our stout a creamy, almost milk stout, quality. There is a distinct dry roasted bitterness, and some would assume that we use coffee in our stout. Its appearance is black, with a brown head. This beer is remarkably smooth and very sessionable. If you like Guinness then give this a try. Irish Stouts availability is off and on throughout the year, but you can bet it will be on tap around St. Patrick’s Day.

43 IBU

Added by maxpower on 02-07-2004

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by GossageBrewery:
Photo of GossageBrewery
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served this Irish Dry Stout on tap at the brewery, in a pint glass. Poured motor oil black, produced a thick impressive tan head, featured excellent head retention and produced very nice lacing. The aroma of this stout consisted of roasted malt with a slight suggestion of chocolate. The taste was medium in body, great mouthfeel, had a backbone of roasted malt, chocolate and espresso. Great session beer, very happy with my first offering from Morgan Street Brewery.

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Photo of GeoffRizzo
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brew-pub. The Irish stout pours a decent pitch black hue, with a light tan head. It maintains a chocolate/dark roasted malt aroma. Medium based body. Great flavorings of rich and creamy roasted malts, chocolate and some hoppy spices. Stays a bit creamy and oh so smooth; very refreshing and quaffable. A pretty darn good stout!

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Photo of donkeyrunner
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Morgan Street Brewery 5/9/09

Opaque black. Thick hot chocolate colored retention and splashy lace. Sexy stuff.

Smells of roast malt and cocoa. Very faint, should be stronger.

Smooth roasty ovaltine with mild milky sour at the end. Hardly any bitter, almost like a milk stout. Mouthfeel is cask-like. Tastes relaxed if that's possible.

Overall an incredibly drinkable stout. I'd bring a growler back if my suitcase wasn't already full of beer.

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Photo of BigBry
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted this on-tap stout at the brewpub, served in a generic pint glass. Black color with two fingers of tan head, thin cap of foam stayed around for the whole glass, thin sticky sheets of lace. Looked great. Smells of burnt coffee and toasted malts. Full bodied flavor of chocolate malt and roasted coffee. Finishes with just a touch of hoppy bitterness. Similar to guinness, but fuller flavor and not as thin or watery. This was a good one.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was the best of the beers I had at Morgan Street in St Louis.

Nice looking, plenty of head and lacing, black and appealing to the eye, a good looking dry Irish stout.

Smell was great and taste was good, nice and chocolatey, malty and roasty, very well done.

Body was quite smooth and full, creamy, with a nice roasty aftertaste.

Great job on this one, I'll definitely look for it again.

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Photo of tobelerone
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one at the brewery while killing time before a wedding across the street at the 4 seasons.

Great looking beer...opaque black color, big fluffy, very slowly settling head. Slightly soapy looking lace. Looks like any classic,well made stout. The nose slightly exceeds the taste..excellent malty, roasty, bitter chocolate aroma. The taste was a bit restrained in comparison, surprisingly quick to vanish in the mouth. After the initial burst of roasty goodness there's not much left. Not as complex as initially signaled by the nose. Still, tasty.

Finishes fairly dry. Moderately high carbonation, very drinkable. They refilled my glass for free as we had a table ordering apps and beers. Generous. Friendly folks.

Definitely try this's good, there's just a slight lack of depth here.

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Photo of Shultzerdugen
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This Irish Stout was a pleasant surprise.

Nice brownish black color with impressive cream head that retained well.

Coffee, malt, chocolate smell.

Nice balanced beer, some stouts seem to lack hops, not this one.

I wasn't looking for this beer, but I'm glad I had it. Gotta like fresh local beer.

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Photo of wrightst
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Vancer
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pleasantly surprised by their stout. Excellent black body with tan head, lacing the pint glass throughout. Rich, and abundant, with the charcoal, coffee, burnt toast, malts in the aroma and taste. Nicely balanced start with a dry hop finish. Medium to full bodied for the first couple, does thin a bit after that – which you can tell I think this one’s a keeper.

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Photo of bsuedekum
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of 1fastz28
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

even darker than the dopplebock, has a brown head to it

smell is a mixture of chocolate and smokey caramel malt

taste is yummy, a creamy mouthfeel and a rich chocolate taste are really prevalent. hardly any carbonation in it, its almost like a flat cask ale or something

good beer, contemplating ordering a growler

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Photo of bound4er
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank at the brewery in a 24 ounce glass shaped like a cylinder. Good dark brown to almost black color. Laced nicely down the glass. It was a little shy on the nose - some roasted nuts and faint coffee. This beer had a nice flavor profile - roasted malts and coffee come to mind. Its drinkability was high - very smooth - my glass disappeared in no time. All-in-all very enjoyable - this was my first visit to this brew pub which also served some excellent food.

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Photo of botham
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on tap at the brewpub in St. Louis. pours black, with two fingers of tan head that retain nicely and leave no lacings.

aroma is of burnt coffee beans and roasted malts up front, with notes of chocolate and subtle cereal grain.

taste is more of the same with a general subtleness that does well for the overall character.

mouthfeel is full bodied with a smooth and creamy texture that finishes with residual roasted malt and chocolate.

drinkability is great. this is a nice trish stout without ending up overly dry or too washed out as some can tend to be. cheers!

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Irish Stout from Morgan Street Brewery
3.92 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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