McLuhr's Irish Stout | Dillon Dam Brewery

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Brewed by:
Dillon Dam Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of 14erFan
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After a long day hiking, this one hit the spot. Rich malty flavor, but light. Easy to drink and would have another.

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Photo of Basoos1
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of BdM
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pferrier
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of biking4beer
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a growler of this this past weekend in anticipation of a post mountain bike ride beer the following day.

Nice black color that doesn't let much light through. Pours a nice one finger, tan head that diminishes to a whisp. A touch of lacing.

Smells of roasted/burnt malts, coffee, dark chocolate, and is followed up by taste of the same with some caramel thrown in for good measure.. The coffee is more of a cheap convenience store type coffee, but that isn't a bad thing. It fits well in this beer. This beer definitely betters as it gets warmer and warmer.

Carbonation is a touch high for the style in my opinion. I would like it to be a little more creamy.

This beer was an excellent choice for a post cool autumn ride refreshment. This is probably my favorite beer from Dillon Dam.

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Photo of amadeom
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of crobinso
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of ColoradoBobs
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A pint for $4.50 on Father's Day, 6-15-08.

Came to the table with a small tight off white head over an opaque black body. Lots of lacing. Pretty beer.

The smell was roasty toasty malty, dark-roasted coffee beans and cocoa powder. Fascinating hint of kalamata olives!

Taste is a little on the sweet end of the scale and it's really good. Otherwise, exactly what a stout should be.

Mouthfeel is richly creamy and smooth. Nice soft carbonation.

Drinkability is fine -- this is a smooth-drinking beer. Wish I hadn't been driving, because I would have liked another!

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Photo of zeff80
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured like an Irish stout should - Jet black with a creamy, tan head of fluffy, soft foam. The head left behind rings of foam after every sip.

S - It smelled of sweet caramel and roasty malt. There was a mild floral nose, too.

T - It had a great dry roasted flavor with notes of chocolate and molasses. Sweet caramel and toffee emerge as the beer warms up.

M - It was soft, smooth and creamy. A light to medium bodied stout with a dry finish.

D - This is a pretty good Irish Stout. It's like a Guinness but richer and tastier.

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Photo of WesWes
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a deep, dark black color with a thick frothy tan/brown head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a dry black and crystal malt scent that is roasted and earthy in nature. The taste is great. It has a nice crystal, chocolate, and black malt flavor that is sweet with an earthy edge. It's dry, but a little too malty for a traditional Irish stout. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a full flavored beer with loads of malt character. I love the taste, but it's no Irish stout. Even so, it still drinks quite well.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of habaceeba
3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RevDru
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Deep black in color with a light brown head of foam.

S - Coffee and chocolate with a hint of alcohol. Phenols are not as strong as the DDB Brown.

T - Bitter chocolate in coffee with a hint of orange liqueur. A light dairy creaminess and an herbal hint, almost like nutmeg.

M - Thick and creamy, without cloying the palate.

D - My favorite of my DDB sampling. It is everything I would want from a stout.

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Photo of funkel81
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UncleAddie
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of brewdenver
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Kostritzer .5L glass.

A: Black with a creamy brown head. The head died relatively quick. Leaving a light head covering the dark liquid. Strong fingers with medium lacing around glass.

S: Earthy smell with strong malt aromas. Roasted barley, caramunich and a nice hop aroma to compliment.

T: The malt and barley jumps right out at you. Strong roasted malt flavor leading into caramel middle. Has a nice finish but not too dry which is pleasant.

M: Perfect carbonation, not thick or watery another ideal feature for a stout.

O: If you are looking for a true local craft Irish Stout than make a stop in Dillon. This is absolutely perfect for an Irish Stout.

The characteristics of this beer are dead on for an Irish Stout. If there is even alcohol in it you would never know. The focus on keeping the malt the primary attribute is amazing. This is probably the best Irish Stout I have had. Unfortunately this is only available at the brewery (Bummer).

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Photo of Beerbirdnerd
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of OgreSanchez
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of dcscientist
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Seriously authentic Irish stout here. Great beer for the nine months a year it's cold in the mountains, and goes really well with a burger. Definitely better than mass-market dry stouts.

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3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

actually poured from a half nitro half regular carbon dioxide tap, or so im told. the color is more brown than black, still impenetrable to light, and the head is only about a half inch high with mediocre retention. the nose is bitter and roasty, not hoppy but burnt on the barley front. a touch of smoke too. the flavor is also quite bitter, and its not dry at all, especially for the genre. it actually has some residual sugar hanging around long after the swallow, which hurts it I think. there is a sort of brown sugar syrupy thing going on too which is a little out of place. I think full nitro would have helped this beer. its got a huge body but the carbonation came across a little flat. overall not a bad beer at all, but it isn't a standout. I will be looking elsewhere for a perfect dry irish stout this year for st pattys day.

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Photo of ryantupy
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This one pours a nice coffee black color with little carbonation and a nice toffee colored head with good retention. It smelled of caramel, coffee, toffee, and dark chocolate. It tasted great with hints of dark coffee, light toffee notes, caramel cream, and dark malts. The mouthfeel if fantastic as it feels like liquid silk or velvet in your mouth. Definatly give this one a shot.

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Photo of MarkyMOD
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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