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Moerlein Friend Of An Irishman Stout



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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darkmagus82 (2271) - - JUN 12, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-27-12 - Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance –Poured a dark brown color with a light off whit head. The head faded quite fast leaving only a little lacing. Smell – The smell was mainly off coffee and some roasted malt. There is an ever so light vanilla aroma mixed in as well giving it a somewhat vanilla flavored coffee smell. Taste – A roasted bready and coffee flavor meet the tongue. They are rather dry up front with a little bit of vanilla sweetness mixed into the beginning of the flavor. As the taste advances any sweetness that was present seems to dissipate leaving a much drier brew. At the end the coffee flavors then really starts to take hold and leave a dry, somewhat bitter coffee flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel is a little bit on the creamier side with a medium level of carbonation. For the lightness of the brew, the body is heavier then would have been expected and quite nice;giving the roasty flavors a chance to sit on the tongue. Overall –It was a average dry Irish stout and nothing I would go out of my way for. It would likely do better in a nitrogen driven fashion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (3225) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a dark brown/black color with a large foamy tan head. Pretty basic Irish stout. Basically just coffee and roasted malt in the aroma and taste. Nothing spectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tapthis (225) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Its a decent dry stout. with a dark brown/black color. It has a chocolate, coffee and roasted malt flavor and smell to it. I really don’t enjoy the mouthfeel of this beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Pint on nitro at the Moerlein Lager House, this version is brewed on the premises. Black color. Good one-finger thick tan head, with good retention. Looks like how you’d expect a nitro irish stout to look. Good lace. Medium body. Smooth, creamy lighter carbonation. Light stickiness in the finish. Nice toasty malt, some light dark chocolate, little herbal hop. More sweet taste, light bitter. Satisfying stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3550) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2012
12 ounce bottle
Moerlein beers are often not the greatest but get the job done. This is no exception. A fair example of a dry stout this beer has a solid presence. I’d say overall it falls in the middle of the pack.

Aroma / Appearance - The inky black base stains the glass like the inside of a spilled pen. The head that remains is the color of burnt rye toast. Straight black coffee and oil lead a very malt driven profile that feels somewhat one dimensional.

Flavor / Palate - The fluid mouthfeel sticks like cold coffee. Burnt toast, black coffee, and general malts hang in the air. It does not attempt to go for complexity. Instead its approach is to be an average beer for the late fall season.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zgaier (1891) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Pours a dark brown with a thin brown head and aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate, and caramel with a dry, burnt, toasty, slightly bitter finish. Drinkable and goes down easy but not much beyond that.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjgmd (1998) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Pours a dark brownish black color with a small dissipating head. Nose is coffee and chocolate, and sweet. Very light and dry with notes of mostly malt and light chocolate. Finish is dry and short. Carbonation is soft , texture medium to heavy. Drinkable average stout at best. Short on flavor. Quaff Score 6 / 10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dogbrick (11621) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2012
This brew is a dark brown color with a medium tan head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Light-bodied with a sweet chocolate flavor and notes of coffee and mild hops. The finish is roasty with a short chocolate malt aftertaste. Pretty average overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rollinsr (568) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - MAY 3, 2012
Pours a dark mahagony with a thin layer of tan head. Aroma is slightly malty with some hints of cocoa, also a little sourness. Flavor is slightly sour, carbonation hits heavy at the start and then mellows out into a kind of coffee flavor. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
soccer290 (225) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2012
12 oz bottle. Another beer of the month sampler. Pours a dark color that catches the light on the edges. Smells of milk chocolate, cheap coffee (think folgers), some malt, and maybe some caramel. Taste is fairly similar to the aroma; taste/smell reminds me of instant coffee anda caramel twix bar. A little light for a stout IMO. Not that bad, but not I think stouts should be stronger.

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