Black Fly Stout
Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company

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From:
Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
Style:
Stout - Irish Dry
Ranked #21
ABV:
4.1%
Score:
87
Ranked #18,394
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 12.44%
Ratings:
400
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 06, 2021
Added:
Nov 10, 2001
Wants:
  45
Gots:
  39
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Notes: There's beer and then there's stout, and Gritty McDuff 's Black Fly Stout is the real deal. Black Fly is a dry, all-malt stout packed with roasted flavor. We use six different grains in the brewing of this dark masterpiece and balance the full palate with Oregon Willamette and Yakima Clusters hops. Like the legendary Irish stouts that inspired it, Black Fly Stout is rich, robust and a touch mysterious. The finest stout west of Galway Bay!

16 IBU
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3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

on nitro pour at the brewpub, in a shaker pint glass

black in color, thick cream colored head. Nice dry roasty aroma and flavor - dark cocoa. Smooth feel from the nitro pour

Sep 06, 2021
 
1 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Apr 19, 2020
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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

Poured into a glass mug.
The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a tan foamy head that slid off appropriately with some mild stringy lace.
The aroma had a nice blend of roasty to ashy coffee to char-like toastiness. Some accompanying dark chocolate provides some bitterness.
The flavor seemed to lean towards the ash and char. Then an appropriate bitterness entered in nicely with a light dose of dark fruits. Mild aftertaste of sweet ash, roast/char, and dark chocolate bitterness.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied, seemed just a touch under. With a nice touch of carbonation, somewhat light and an appropriate ABV, this beer finishes with some ash and roast, fairly dry and quick.
Overall, probably one of the best beers Gritty's has ever done. The price ($5.99 a bomber) makes you want to seek whenever they put this out.

Sep 15, 2018
 
3.96 by Jmark747 from North Carolina on Sep 03, 2017
 
4.16 by PapaCapUSN from Texas on Jul 21, 2017
 
4.42 by RodSmith from District of Columbia on Jul 14, 2017
 
4.17 by kevintaraross from Maryland on Mar 11, 2017
 
4.08 by mmorris15 from Maine on Dec 20, 2016
 
4.4 by Obriain from New Jersey on Sep 26, 2016
 
3.72 by Gkruszewski from New York on Sep 18, 2016
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3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

Black as night. Fluffy light khaki head. Roasted malt, a wisp of smoke, sweet grain and pine, Bitterness is there on the finish. Light, thin body. Think Guinness minus the nitro and a little more flavor.

Sep 12, 2016
 
4.32 by SnacksGarces from Massachusetts on Aug 01, 2016
 
4 by ecto from New York on Jul 30, 2016
 
4 by grahuba from Connecticut on Jul 29, 2016
 
4 by HeartofMiami from Florida on Jun 09, 2016
 
4.98 by MGoeltz from Tennessee on May 18, 2016
 
3.75 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on May 02, 2016
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3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by Grogsky from Canada ()

Great looking dark stout with a creamy white head that lasted with the beer. Nice coffee notes in both aroma and flavour. Feel, however, was more like a lager than a stout - not very creamy

Apr 23, 2016
 
3.75 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on Apr 14, 2016
 
3.67 by FedJack from New York on Mar 16, 2016
 
4.44 by MoeSzsylak from Massachusetts on Mar 11, 2016
 
4.7 by Hmeadq from Ohio on Feb 19, 2016
 
3.89 by paresis from Massachusetts on Feb 19, 2016
Photo of Spiceboy
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Spiceboy from Pennsylvania

This is the closest American Stout I've had to my Gold Standard(Guinness Draught:) Just wish I could get it in PA as I've only had this Maine brewed beer in the New England area.

Dec 16, 2015
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4.62/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Drewtechie24 from Rhode Island

Yummy

Dec 15, 2015
 
3.12 by Lare453 from Florida on Oct 25, 2015
 
3.82 by Prop28WasBetter from Connecticut on Jul 21, 2015
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3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Newport_beerguy from Rhode Island

Nicely done, I'm usually not the biggest fan of dry Irish stouts but Gritty's packs a lot of flavor for the style.

Jul 06, 2015
 
4.12 by LXIXME from New Mexico on Jun 13, 2015
 
3.75 by paulish from New York on May 30, 2015
 
3.64 by mitch3114 from New York on May 25, 2015
 
4.09 by icemanls4 from Switzerland on May 17, 2015
 
4.27 by Reds76 from Maine on Apr 22, 2015
 
4.32 by jebrew from Maine on Mar 27, 2015
 
3.5 by Rons35 from Michigan on Feb 28, 2015
 
3.98 by psweendogg from Connecticut on Feb 23, 2015
 
4.06 by Dudon from Maine on Feb 20, 2015
 
4.44 by misternebbie from Pennsylvania on Feb 10, 2015
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3.44/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by TBonez477 from Vermont

22oz. bottle into snifter

A: Pours dark brown almost black, with a finger of red-brown head. Head dissipates quickly, indicating high carbonation level.

S: Aroma is that of anise and dark fruit and hints at the dry mouth feel to come.

T: Roasted malts, anise and finish of hop bitterness.

M: Thin and very carbonated, dry.

O: Not my favorite version of a stout, lacking sweetness and depth. More of an Irish stout than American.

Feb 08, 2015
 
3.85 by Mikeszab from Massachusetts on Jan 29, 2015
Black Fly Stout from Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 400 ratings