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Irish Dry Stout | Ruth McGowan's Brewpub

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Brewed by:
Ruth McGowan's Brewpub
California, United States
ruthmcgowansbrewpub.com

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by plaid75 on 10-12-2010

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5
pDev:
15.4%
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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by JupiterJesus:
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4.88/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served on nitro at Taps in Petaluma. I remember wondering who the hell Ruth McGowan was. I didn't take notes, but I remember this being just about the best damn Dry Stout I've tasted.

Very rich body, avoiding the thin body of most dry stouts that I don't like as well as the sweetness that some examples have. Little to no hop character, in keeping with the style.

Drinking this beer was like downing a big, rich, cold, alcoholic glass of pure espresso. Tops my previous craft dry stout, Russian River's OVL stout.

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Photo of leprakhan
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of plaid75
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at Taps, Petaluma, CA.

Poured a black hue with lively amber streaking and a three finger frothy off white head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a roasted barley and a lactose sweetness.

The taste was likewise primarily dry roasted malt with a secondary touch of sweetness. Good residual roastiness.

The mouthfeel was full for the style.

Overall a nicely made and very tasty stout.

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of IRONRakkasan
4/5  rDev +1%

Irish Dry Stout from Ruth McGowan's Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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