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Nitroboom Stout | BrickHouse Brewery

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Brewed by:
BrickHouse Brewery
New York, United States

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by plaid75 on 05-27-2006

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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 21
Reviews by garuda:
Photo of garuda
3.04/5  rDev -16%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

By the looks and feel of it, I think this was actually on-tap, and not even nitro-tap...

A - Deep ruby, nearly black, but close to 0 head with no lacing.

S/T - Definitely creamy taste and smell, just like the description. Not much beyond that though. A little roast...

M - This is where it really lost some points. Straight watery. Nearly no carbonation, none of that rich nitro-tap mouthfeel. I know this style's supposed to be on the light side, but this is unacceptable.

O - The thin/watery mouthfeel killed it, and just a tad one dimensional.

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Photo of sunofneurot
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of pjkelley82
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of ZenBiscuits
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of plaid75
3.91/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a black hue with a two finger creamy head. There was excellent retention and lacing. This is the first American stout I have had on nitro-tap. That being said, there was excellent, slow cascading.

The aroma was subtle. A mild coffee and roasted malt element.

The taste was dominated by a nice coffee flavor. There was a bit more of a roasted grain element than a Guinness. A very dry finsh.

The mouthfeel was full. Again, a very dry finish.

Overall an excellent attempt at the classic Guinness nitro stout. Very drinkable. Not as smooth as Guinness, but a bit more flavorful. The only American Irish Dry Stout I have encountered, so I say "excellent!" Not to mention this beer is fresh - consumed at the brew pub.

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Photo of lehows
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque black color with a finger sized tan head. The top of the head had large bubbles and faded quickly but left a nice fine coating across the beer and hung to the sides of the glass well. Mild aromas of coffee, chocolate, and some roasted malt. Smooth flavors of powdered chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and some mild charcoal. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery at first, but by mid-glass its less noticeable. Drinkbility is very high, I could put back quite a few easily. A nice all around Irish stout.

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Photo of BBM
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This nitro stout poured an opaque black with a one finger white head. Nice cascading effect. The smell was that of chocolate, coffee, and malt, with a hint of wood.

The beer itself had an excellent chocolate malt flavor to it, with a hint of coffee. It seemed to be served too cold for this type of beer, but it didn't take much away from the overall strong flavor. Medium bodied, if a little thin.

Mouthfeel was clean. If you are a fan of Guiness or any Irish Stouts this beer is highly reccomended, as it is very drinkable with great character and flavor.

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Photo of maddogruss
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer was pretty interesting to me. It poured a dark brown body with a small, tan head with soldi retention and amazing lacing through the finish. The smell was sweet with subtle hints of toffee. Interestingly, it had a wintergreen aftertaste that reminded me a little bit of Pepto Bismol, but I thought it was pretty good and nice and refreshing. The mouthfeel was pretty light, but it was very smooth. The smoothness of the mouthfeel and the sweet, refreshing taste make it a solid beer I would definitely order again.

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Photo of slay
3/5  rDev -17.1%

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

The beer pours a dark black color with a thick, creamy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a dry, earthy black malt scent that appears quite thin, much like your typical Irish stout. The taste is good also. It has a creamy black malt flavor that's easy drinking and thin in the finish. It's a nice earthy feel with little chocolate malt influence. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a standard Irish stout. It's nothing spectacular, but it's a smooth, easy drinking beer.

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Photo of DCH
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of vfgccp
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Dethklok
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of SkunkWorks
3.3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Nice and black but no head so just an average rating on appearance. It has a roasty malty aroma and the taste to match. Mouthfeel is a little light and is very drinkable. Its good as a session beer if you like to drink stouts as session beers but its not a spectacular stout by any measure.

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Photo of ShemRahBoo
2.75/5  rDev -24%

Photo of oldirtycaffrey
4.35/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my favorite overall beer at Brickhouse Brewery on Long Island. It pours a deep black with an inch, foamy, white head. It leaves a subtle lacing on the glass--not as much as a Guinness or Murphy's, but a good amount. The smell shows hints of chocolate, coffee, caramel, oak---just great. It goes down smooth which makes the drinkability high. A great dry irish stout! A year after I first left this review, I returned to Brickhouse and tried this again. It's simply awesome -- better than Guinness and Murphy's, imo. The mocha aftertaste is exquisite. A MUST TRY for an Long Islander into beer.

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Photo of JoeMans
2.75/5  rDev -24%

Photo of Biggness
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured very dark nearly opaque with a very slight tan head. It had distant smells of nuts and malts. The taste was pleasant, extremeley similiar to guniness minus the incredible head, pretty much your run of the mill irish dry stout imo. The mouthfeel was pleasant and carbonation was not a problem @ all. A very drinkable beer, seems this one would classify like Guiness as a borderline light beer.

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Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
2.74/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed on 8/9/08. Nitro tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown with the nitro head. Aroma is roasty? Hard to smell of course. Flavor of roasted malt, bitter hops. Creamy palate of course. Decent stout. For this one, it probably helps that it's on nitro.
5/4/6/3/11 (2.9/5)

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Photo of GFD400
4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nitroboom Stout from BrickHouse Brewery
3.62 out of 5 based on 21 ratings.
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