Dry Irish Stout | Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro

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Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
Washington, United States

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by canucklehead on 07-18-2005

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 10
Photo of mabermud
3.29/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - This stout appeared dark brown, almost black. It was served with a perfect, half inch, off white head.
S - There was a smell of roasted malts, some coffee, and faint chocolate.
T - For me, the taste was lackluster and had a bitter end.
M - Skinny,but smooth and creamy.
O - This was a mediocre dry Irish stout. Nothing was memorable, or stood out. I probably won't be having this one again.

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Photo of isualum12
4.28/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

had a pint at brewforia in boise idaho on nitro

appearance- black with creamy head, head hangs out for a while. light sediment

smell light hops some malt brown sugar and coffee

taste- lots of coffee that is very smooth. there is a light sweet flavor in it. nutty and creamy. little vanilla

mouthfeel- smooth and creamy. ok extra creamy Thick...

This was a wonderful beer that was really nice. Thick but creamy just like I like. This guy rises up my list into my top 20...

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Photo of Rifugium
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at the Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
Served in a sampler glass...as part of my unsuccessful Seattle-to-Vancouver journey.

An average dry stout. Nothing overly memorable, but still nice. Dark and malty, with a pleasant roastiness, but a little thin for my palette. Nitro gave it a nice smooth quality though.

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Photo of RedDiamond
3.32/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A casual, standard representation of the dry Irish style with customary nitro properties, a dark tan head, light creamy aroma, and notes of toast and chaff. Dry with an airy finish and a distant aroma of simple grains. Respectable though otherwise routine.

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Photo of beertunes
4.53/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served in straight pint glass at the brewery (numerous times over the last decade). Pours a beautiful black, with an inch (generally) of deep tan head that has great retention and moderate lacing.

The aroma is that pleasant, satisfying, hearty and welcoming roasted scent that is expected from the style, nearly perfected. The smooth, creamy flavors float across the tongue without being at all being harsh. Mostly the easy roast, with a slight tang on the end.

The body and drinkability are both excellent. The body is full, smooth and coating without being cloying or sticky. Drinkability is great, either if your having several, or if this your "milk and cookies" beer at the end of the night. It had been a few months since I'd had one and tonight I was reminded how great this beer is.

Overall, I imagine that this what real Guinness is like at, or near, the source. A must try if you see it, and since it is only available on-tap, worth going out of your way to get at one of BBs accounts, or making a brew trip to the 4th Corner for a beer run. Shoot me a beermail and I'll meet you for a beer, first round's on me.

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Photo of canucklehead
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a nice take on the famous dry stout that is served in Irish bars worldwide. The ease of drinking is there but a certain complexity is apparent that the famous stout lacks. I could drink a few pints and not lose interest. This is no oatmeal but rather a true dry stout with fuller body.

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Dry Irish Stout from Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
3.72 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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