Shafthouse Dry Stout | The Library

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Brewed by:
The Library
Michigan, United States

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-02-2006

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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by plaztikjezuz:
Photo of plaztikjezuz
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to my friend derek who brought down a growler of the stout and shared.

pours onyx with a nice tan head that slowly drops to a thin layer of bubbles.
the aroma malty, some coffee, and a hint of butter.
the flavor is rich and malty, some tasty caramel malt, hoppy, roasty, coffee.
over all a good stout

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Photo of bishopdc0
3.57/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this at the brewpub poured black with a tan head. i has good lacing.

The aroma is great, of roasted barley, coffee, and nutty chocolate.

The taste matches the aroma. It starts with a sweet chocolate malty taste with a lingering roasted coffee taste that lingers, a little long for my taste but if you like coffee flavors your love this beer.

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Photo of cmwilliq
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of CharlesDarwin
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Originally reviewed March 23, 2005. On tap at the brewpub. Deep black tar pour with a deep rich frothy brown head, slightly diminished. Rich meaty savory aromas. EXTREMELY toasty flavors full of coffee, chocolate, burnt cherries and sweet pipe tobacco. Finishes dry, but smooth with a touch of hazlenuts. An extremely rich and astounding brew.

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Photo of Danielr26
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tommy5
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Irrigate
4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Many fond evenings at Michigan Tech were centered around this beer. It pours dark black with a brown head. It smells and tastes like a handful of freshly roasted barley. Coffee and chocolate abound. Truly satisfying not just to the tongue, but to the whole mouth.

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Photo of atone315
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of smalenberg
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of whatsleftofyou
2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

Photo of stadmo1
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of John_B
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.56/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of ChrisGuck
2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

Photo of association330
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - On-tap at the brewpub, pours pitch black with a thin, dark tan head; leaves solid lacing. Slight cling of beer to the sides of glass, which is a good sign for stouts.

S - Nice aromas of fresh coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted barley.

T - More coffee and dark chocolate, roasted barley, slight acidic note, and a solid dry finish with a lingering coffee and hop/roasted barley bitterness. Overall, pleasantly smoky, chewy, and robust.

M - Rich, creamy and smooth. Carbonation on the light side of moderate.

D - I could drink this all the time, and I frequently have a growler of it in my fridge.

Originally reviewed 08-14-2008. This is still the best local brew, hands down. An astoundingly good dry stout to find in this part of the country.

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Photo of TonyTalon
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of BobCobb
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Shafthouse Dry Stout from The Library
3.89 out of 5 based on 17 ratings.
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