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

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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:
#33,688
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
43
pDev:
9.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of Sammy
3.18/5  rDev -11.9%
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 mdfb79
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

From 11/03/12 notes. On tap at the downtown location.

a - Pours a dark brown, almost black color, with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells a lot like guinness. Smells of roasted malts, coffee, cream, vanilla, light dark bitter chocolate. Very nice nose; I like it a lot.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate, coffee, cream, vanilla, burnt and toasted malts. Again, very guinness-like.

m - Light, watery body and low carbonation. Really the only downside of this beer. It is way too thin for a stout.

o - Overall a really nice export stout that reminds me a lot of guinness, which I consider a good thing. The nose and taste are great, and the only negative thing I can say about it at all is that the body is a bit thin and watery. Worth checking out and a thicker body would make this one great IMO.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a nonic pint glass at the Madison brewpub.

Another entry in my pre-interview extravaganza. It pours an opaque matte black topped by a finger of ecru froth. The nose comprises light coffee, light roasted malts, mixed nuts, and some oak. The taste is basically the same mixture, with some greens tossed in for good measure and the nuts toppling the government, executing the sitting king, and reigning with an iron fist for years to come. The body is a light medium, with a very light carbonation and an almost nitro-tap-smooth feel. Overall, a nice Irish stout, though a bit on the nutty side for its own good.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.02/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer pours a stout jet black body with a thick creamy light tan head. No sign of light or carbonation in that body.

S- The smell of dark roasted malt with some faint notes of leather and earthiness in the background. No smell of hops.

T- This beer has a nice dark malt complexity with notes of black patient malt. There is a nice bitterness to the grain and notes of earth, smooth bourbon and a bit of molasses come through. The finish is dry with no taste of hops and the dark malt hangs on the tongue after the sip.

M- This beer has a medium full mouthfeel with a slightly creamy texture.

D- This has big complex dark malt flavors but it is still a great session beer. I don't know the ABV but the bourbon notes don't have a big alcohol flavor just the soft notes so I don't think it is that high in alcohol.

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Photo of Jason_cs
3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of kvgomps
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of tavernjef
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fresh growler: Inky black, very loose and skinny cap of light tan, not much if anything sticks for lacing.

Strong nose of tobacco tar, big black dry malt, blackened toast, and bitter dry earth. Notes of chocolate roast arise as it sits. Nice nose on this one.

Taste comes up a bit short somehow, I think there's more of a blackened grainyness to it thats just not playing well with the overall. It's dry roasted mostly, has burntish grains and husks, with some slight coffee and chocolate peeping through in parts of the middle and kicks up some earthy notes. Dry through and through.

Feel is seemingly below medium with a drying tone and grainyness thats a bit too much and actually comes up short in the end. It seems smooth enough but the dry grainyness keeps getting in the way.

Not a particular style I like, throw some sweetness in there and it could be more to my liking, but I think it may suit those who like the style. Other then that, its not bad, it just took a while, a long while, for me to like it any more then I normally would for a dry stout.

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Photo of cokes
3.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Solid black bodied with a sizable creamy off-white head. Lasts the duration. Actually seems to build.
Roasted aroma. Grainy, bitter and dry.
Roastedness is obviously the major player in the mouth. Strong roasted coffee, a little earthiness, very faint chocolate hues, and a touch grainy. Nicely hopped in the finish. Nothing to write home about, but spot-on for the style.
Milky, creamy mouthfeel. Medium-full bodied. Easy drinking stout. Solid offering

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of CraigTravor
3.18/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jakea
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Emerald Isle Stout pours a black color with a large tan and creamy nitro head. There is a toasted and roasted malty aroma. The taste is creamy and has nice roasted notes. Great full body, full body. Overall a fantastic Irish Dry Stout, full flavors, and excellent body.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of italianstallion
4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wisrarebeer
3.27/5  rDev -9.4%
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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Photo of bigpoppa67
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of RobinLee
3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of tourdot
3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bbadger
3/5  rDev -16.9%

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Emerald Isle Stout from Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 43 ratings
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