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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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A dry, all-malt stout balanced with Oregon Willamette and Yakima Clusters hops. We use six different grains in the brewing of this dark masterpiece.

12 oz. version, which is filtered, is brewed at Shipyard Brewing in Portland; 22 oz. version, which is not filtered and only sold locally, is brewed at Gritty McDuff’s in Freeport


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (3894) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2015
Une bouteille de 22 oz, cadeau de Frank. Stout noir avec une belle mousse et une tenue des plus solides. Au nez, parfums secs de malts rôtis, de fumée de torréfaction, de cacao et de caramel. Au goût, les saveurs sont agréables sans être extrêmement intéressantes. Un élément terreux se rajoute au tableau des parfums et saveurs déjà repérés. En bouche, j’ai l’impression d’un liquide au corps moyen-faible avec un pétillement normal et une texture un peu légère. La finale est sèche, rôtie et terreuse. Pas si mal. Très simple. Tout de même facile à boire.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15381) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. Close to black in the glass, topped by a dense, two-finger beige head. The aroma is quite roasted, close to bonfire, with some chocolate and coffee grit. It’s dry on the palate, still it feels sort of milk stout sweet. Roasted bitterness, some hops, prunes and a good dash of burnt malts. Very smooth on the palate, medium body. Long burnt finish. Quite lovely. 151609

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2015
Draught @ Gritty McDuff’s Brew Pub, Portland, ME
Pours dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, lactose sugar and hint of ash. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long chocolate, coffee and caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BunchABeer (30) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a small light-brown head. Aroma and flavour of smoke, coffee, roasted malt and caramel. Thin palate.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
demannu (186) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Spicy licorice flavor with an off putting burnt characteristic. Actually makes my tongue tingle almost like my taste buds are trembling in fear of having to experience another sip. Extremely light and empty body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlovell2 (1218) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Poured from bomber but have had multiple times at Gritty’s in Portland and Freeport. Pours black with thick creamy tan head. Roasted malt aroma with chocolate, earthy hops and yeastiness. Flavor is dry roasted malt with cocoa, and earthy hop finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice dry stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7029) - Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle shared by a friend from notes. Pours dark brown to black with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have dry roasted malts, toasted bread, dark chocolate, lighter bodied for a stout, mild to moderate bitterness, decent enough for a session stout.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GIJOE (925) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Pours black with a foamy, tan head. Nose is roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is fairly sweet. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrinkinWell (388) - - APR 30, 2014
Pours jet black with caramel colored head and little noticeable lacing. Earthy tobacco on the nose. Hints of roasted coffee beans and chocolate. Medium carbonation; pretty dry. Not the greatest stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (2711) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - APR 16, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a dark brown almost black colored body with a lumpy tan four finger head. The head begins to fade after a minute or two. The lacing is spotty lacing throughout. The smell was coffee, with a hint of smoky chocolate. There is some light cinnamon and pepper. The taste was bitter through the coffee and becomes balanced with some light milk chocolate. On the palate, it sat at/about a medium, very smooth, no aftertaste, dry finish, some carbonation is felt on the tongue. Overall, this is an excellent choice for an Irish Dry Stout, probably one of the better beers by Gritty’s.


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