Gritty McDuff's Black Fly Stout | Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
397 Ratings
Gritty McDuff's Black Fly StoutGritty McDuff's Black Fly Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
Maine, United States
grittys.com

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by Todd on 11-10-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
397
Reviews:
197
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
12.27%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
38
For Trade:
0
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4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.42/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4.32/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ecto
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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4.98/5  rDev +30%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grogsky
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.44/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.7/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Spiceboy
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.62/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yummy

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3.12/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Prop28WasBetter
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Newport_beerguy
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Gritty McDuff's Black Fly Stout from Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 397 ratings.
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