Emerald Isle Stout | Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)

BA SCORE
38.1%
Liked This Beer
3.59 w/ 42 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
Wisconsin, United States
greatdanepub.com

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This black brew is a genuine Irish-style stout, rich with the flavor of roasted malts and topped by a dense, creamy head. Our authentic method of brewing and serving stout produces a hearty taste balanced by a wonderful velvety smoothness.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-20-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,456
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
42
Liked:
16
Avg:
3.59/5
pDev:
8.91%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.02/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sammy
3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A dry stout yet not too drying, enjoyed on tap at the downtown brewpub. 4.35% abv. Looks great, dark and creamy. But the coffee gound tastes made it only so-so drinkable as not compelex. Could be better on tap. Now just another stout.Aroma is mild, would love more roasting.

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Photo of CraigTravor
3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of wisrarebeer
3.27/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Brought back from the brewery by PurpleCloud - thanks dude!

A: nice deep black color, almost no head
S: very nice nose, definite roasted-earthy malt, almost cracked black patent malt quality
T: this is a decent beer but seemed a bit watery and lifeless all-in-all, not bad but just really lacked character
M: watery and bland
D: OK but not much in body or taste

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of terrabyte
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours an inky black with a large, long-lasting nitrous head.

The smell consists of burnt chocolate, burnt malts, hints of ashtray.

Flavor follows the aroma quite well. Bottom of the carafe coffee for flavor. Some roasted & burnt chocolate for bitterness. An earthy graininess and husk adds to the texture. Burnt of course. Finishes dry with some bitterness.

Can feel creamy from the nitro, but is actually quite dry. A nice balance.

Drinkable for the style if you liked the flavor.

I found the flavor interesting more than I did enjoyable. I'd have it again, to peruse this combination, but not too much of it.

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3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerwolf77
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this at the brewery and had to bring some home. Poured from my growler it fills my glass with a dark brown nectar. Not much head to speak of. It smells malty with a rich coffee aroma. The taste is caramel-coffee, sweet and dry with a bit chocolate. I wish it had more substance. This beer is very lifeless in my mouth. The style tends to be rather smooth but this seems to go a bit too far. I enjoyed this beer much more at the brewery so maybe the ride home didn't do it justice. I guess I will have to head back to find out.

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Photo of tourdot
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Emerald Isle Stout from Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
Beer rating: 38.1% out of 100 with 42 ratings
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