Irish Coffee Stout | Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
United States

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Irish Dry Stout aged on freshly roasted coffee and vanilla beans. Huge roasted coffee notes and subtle notes of vanilla. We used coffee from College Roasters in Millersville.

20 IBU

Added by MasterSki on 03-01-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by akorsak:
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3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Iron Hill Lancaster.

A: The stout is cola-like, a deeper brown color that looks black from an arm's-length away. A tan colored head comes along for the ride.

S: The nose is more coffee than anything else, a cold toddy addition that has a full java finish. Behind the coffee, vanilla beans are sparse, as is the minerally irish stout. Chocolate, lighter in body, compliments the coffee.

T: Again, the coffee dominates, roasted with plenty of sweet bite. The vanilla never really jumps out at me, a behind-the-scenes aspect that is easily lost behind the coffee. The minerally aspects of the dry stout come through later in each sip. The lightness of the stout isn't the best vehicle for coffee and vanillia, espeially at the lower alcohol level - the flavors don't mesh well. Plenty of coffee but the vanilla could use a little bit of a boost.

M: The stout is lighter, drinkable at 3.8%, but there's too much going on - the Irish stout body can't support it all.

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3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On nitro-tap @ Iron Hill Lancaster on 6/2/12. Served in a 10 oz goblet.

Pours black, with a finger of rigid creamy mocha head. This stays rich from the nitro pour, leaving back a ton of sticky froth down the sides of the glass. The aroma is almost all flavorful smelling coffee character, with a touch of sweeter cream and light cocoa being present as well. Some green citrus mixes in across the back, adding a bit of a twang to this.

The taste is dry roasted coffee, a touch of balancing cocoa and vanilla sweetness, and then some earthy bitter citrus. This is overall dry and bitter feeling throughout from the roast and hops, with even a bit of a lingering acrid feel hanging in the finish. The mouthfeel is lighter to medium bodied, with a soft crispness to the carbonation and an overall easy feel from the nitro.

This wasn’t bad. You definitely get the coffee flavor here that you are after but the vanilla and hops keep things interesting as well. My only real complaint is that the low ABV and nitro pour combine to give this a little bit too light of a presence on the palate that doesn’t seem to do these flavors as much justice as it should.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Durandal_777
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: This was black and it was served to me with a thick creamy head.

s: Lots of roasty coffee with hints of vanilla.

t: Nothing unexpected, this was just what I hoped it would be. A nice dry stout with plenty of coffee character.

m: Very creamy body.

o: Very well done. I've had plenty of coffee stouts, but never a dry stout. it worked quite well.

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Irish Coffee Stout from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 5 ratings