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:
43
Gots:
38
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 397 |  Reviews: 197
Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mitch3114
3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of icemanls4
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Reds76
4.27/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jebrew
4.32/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rons35
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of psweendogg
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dudon
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of misternebbie
4.44/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TBonez477
3.44/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Mikeszab
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TTTBeer
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JuliusCaesar
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pouland77
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of kw_pip
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Good frothy body and flavor but a bit watery

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Photo of HopHead20016
4.4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of KettleStoned
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Poured from a bomber purchased in MA.

Appearance: Very dark, almost completely black in it's entirety. Nice head which then trails down.

Nose: Heavy malt, coffee and maybe some chocolate, albeit very light at that.

Taste: A creamy, dry stout which is well balanced and goes down quite smoothly, with the foam head retaining a decent structure and ringing the glass until ~1/2 through the glass. Pretty light in the body and the mouth-feel leaves me somewhat wanting, though I could certainly drink several without complaint.

Overall: A fine stout, which I would recommend in light of the typical shelf beers which proliferate the liquor stores. However, the ratings posted are seemingly out of reach somewhat for this brew, at least in my opinion.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of irishevans
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of vectorthurm
4.48/5  rDev +17%

Photo of lillitnn92
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Hootie159
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of portia99
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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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