Great Lakes Wolfhound Stout | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
92.5%
Liked This Beer
4.23 w/ 53 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
greatlakesbrewing.com

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by AtLagerHeads on 04-06-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,413
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
53
Liked:
49
Avg:
4.23/5
pDev:
11.58%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
59
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 25
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3.86/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jaypaul522
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had a glass at the brewery - looked and tasted great. The feel isn't real heavy, and this isn't a overly strong stout. Very drinkable with a meal. All-in-all I was very pleased with this beer.

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4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.24/5  rDev -47%

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4.56/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of ONUMello
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a pint glass from a nitro tap at the brewpub. Definitely took longer than 119.5 seconds to get a perfect pour of this one
A: Gorgeous. Immediately off the tap has a head that takes up 2/3 of the bottle but that slowly turns from white to black creeping up the glass. What's left is pure black still with a good 2-3 fingers of creamy foam at the top. Also of note- the lacing left as I was drinking the beer is some of the most beautiful I've seen
S: Roasted malts, some coffee/cocoa and a bit of creaminess
T: Matches the nose, quite tasty, very balanced
M: Super creamy though just a touch thin
O: One of the best dry stouts I've had, super tasty and drinkable

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of TheBrewo
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was served on nitro tap at Great Lakes Brewing Company in Cleveland, OH. It arrived in a curved pint glass, showing the deepest brown coloring, lightening up to shades of maroon towards the bottom of the glass. It held a two finger head of cakey, medium brown bubbles, showing great retention. This left thick patterns and rings of lacing around the glass. No haze or sediment was noted, and carbonation appeared moderate. The whiff gave sweet chocolates and faintly caramel malts as the base grain. These were complemented by cranberry fruitiness, white sugar, dried straw, medicinal phenols, big roast and smokiness, and faint booziness. With warmth came some far off milkiness and rich chocolate syrup. Our first impression was that there was nice robust flavoring, with a pleasant amount of char, but blended light enough to be extremely drinkable. As we sipped, roasted coffee and brown malts, sweet vanilla bean, and raw dark chocolate flakes started things off. The bitterness and strength of the roast enhanced to the peak, with mixing char and smokiness, and balancing smoothness of raw barley. The end came with spice of medicinal phenols, a seaweed vegetable quality, balancing sweetness of white sugar and melted chocolates, and lactic bitterness. The aftertaste breathed of char, distant metallics, baker’s yeast, roasted brown and chocolate malts, and the bitterness of black coffee. The body was lighter, and the carbonation was medium. There was excellent cream, froth, and lip, with nice sip, slurp, and glug. A soft, easy coating was left around the mouth, keeping it wet and satiated. This led to an eventual mild astringency that became a bit dusty and warm with time. The abv was sessionable, and the beer was very easy drinking.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was that ease of drinkability and the beautifully creamy feel. The latter was certainly contributed to by the nitro, but it fit the style, and this beer, so well with superb slurp and froth on every sip. Through the flavoring there is just the right amount of bitterness, roast, and depth to the malts, and it never becomes overly metallic. This eases the drinker, and again, contributes to drinkability and sessionability. This is simple, elegant, and just down right tasty.

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Great Lakes Wolfhound Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 92.5% out of 100 with 53 ratings
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