Irish Stout | Big Sky Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Big Sky Brewing Company
Montana, United States

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by BARFLYB on 04-04-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Khazadum
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Great head development, solid lacing, not as sticky as I want. Needs stronger retention. Lightly toasted bread collar above a black bod. Not exactly inky, but black.

S- Light caramel and bread nose. Some astringency of malts here and there. Smells wonderful, but light. Toasty. Backend was definitely roasted grain, tad bitter and acrid.

T- Roasted body, bitter grains, not burnt grains. Barley, roasty, not so toasty. A bare hint of sweetness. Can't pinpoint what exactly. Finish is dry... malty. Bready, almost cardboardy but it stops before that point.

M- Perfect creamy nature. Absolutely velvet, silk. Even though its creamy, its got a ton of carbonation. Biting amounts. Too much, but through it all it keeps a sticky flavor, a creamy body. Great full body.

I like it. Nothing crazy, but tasty.

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Photo of sgoro
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Dope
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this from a friend of mine in Montana. Obviously it's a limited release given the name.

A: Very opaque dark brown pour. Tiny chocolate milk head that fades almost instantly. Almost not retention and almost no lacing that sticks.

S: Roasted malt, chocolate, and some caramel. Maybe a little bitter coffee?

T: Surprisingly nice. Bitter chocolate and roasted malt mainly. Tiny hint of caramel. Honestly tastes very similar to Guinness but without the obnoxious burnt flavor. Almost no detectable bitterness. Pretty smooth.

M: Very thin, almost watery (not as bad as Guinness though). Very low carb.

O: Well, this is definitely true to the style - especially if Guinness is the benchmark. It pretty much tastes like Guinness with a little more chocolate and a little less char. Honestly quite a good example of the style, though I like my stouts thick and viscous I did try to rate this "to style". This would have garnered an easy A- if the presentation was more like a Guinness.

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Photo of BARFLYB
3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, a extra in a recent trade, did not see this one listed.

LMR sports a nice shade of deep black with a spot of red on the top and corners. The liquid is thin like and the half inch of foam does not stick, ring around the collar.

Smell reminds me of a lighter Guinness, roasted malt with caramel, a smidge of cocco and a hint of aroma hops.

A nice balance of the above mentioned. Malt makes a dent with cocco mixed with Roast, and Guinness, true to a Irish stout, the name does not lie.

Looking at the beer I expected a bigger body but this is thin and somewhat does nothing for me there, low carb and some fizzyez. I drank it and glad to have been introduced to this company.

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Irish Stout from Big Sky Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 6 ratings