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The tastiest dark brew since the rollicking days of the infamous Donnybrook Fair, Donnybrook Stout offers unparalleled refreshment for an ale so deep in flavor and intrigue. Fresh, whole flower British and Slovenian hops provide the proper, earthy hint of 'the auld sod' while deep roasted barley and low alcohol keep Donnybrook Stout clean, smooth and flavorful. Served on mixture of 75% nitro and 25% CO2.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerman6686 (4427) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2009
This poured bascially an opaque black color with a big beige head. Aroma was very minimal, small hints of rostead coffee and some weak chocolate. Flavor was much the same, really watery and dry dry stout. Hardly anything going on here at all. Reminds me way too much like guinness

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2046) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2009
I really loved this stout! There is just something about a light, but very flavorful dark, dry stout that offers such a big aroma and a bountiful flavor. This stout poured a pitch-black color with a very generous white head. The aroma featured chocoalte, light hops and cream. The body was wonderfully smooth and delicious, with notes of milk chocolate, cream, vanilla and just a touch of light hoppiness. This stout left a cascading line of lacing around the glass. Itís almost about time that Victory made a stout like this. Several other brewers have done so, and itís great to see that Victory has followed suit, and in such a compelling and delicious fashion.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4223) - Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2009
Tap@ TacoMac, crabapple. Nitro pour! Dark black, silky light tan heavy cream floating over the darkness. Roasted grain aroma, very light. Flavor is creamy textured, dry cereal, chalky. Finishes with a familiar Victory yeast fruitiness. Very dry on the palate. One of the best Dry Stouts on nitro you can get. Convert any Guiness drinker.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9242) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2009
NitroÖ Almost black with a mid-sized, creamy, lightly tanned head that never dissipates. When I held it up to light I saw ruby sparkles around the edges of the glass. Dark chocolate and espresso aroma with lesser notes of smoke and charcoal. Light to medium-bodied and a touch creamy with only a whisper of carbonation. Acrid, burnt, lightly tangy flavor - a touch thin. Bland, dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Draft at The Porter. Pours black with a very thin tan head (almost non-existent). The aroma is roasty and rich like coffee. The flavor is mild on the tip of the tongue with some malt character, very subtle sweetness, and a thick delicious roasted grain coffee note. At mid-palate, there is a rich coffee flavor with soft balancing bitterness. The finish is dry and satisfying like an iced coffee with subtle malt flavors. The mouthfeel is soft and medium in body with very little carbonation (perhaps they were simulating the "nitro" pushed stout by just serving a barely-carbonated stout - which is fine to me since thatís how I do it myself). Overall, a satisfying dry stout - sessionable/quaffable but sufficiently rich in flavor to be pleasant, too.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4778) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Deep dark brown coloured body with a thinnish tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, a bit of coffee and some oatmeal. Medium-bodied; Strong assertive roasted malt up front, all with a dry flavour and some light lactic qualities. Aftertaste shows some coffee and alcohol, but the roasted flavours still stay present. Overall, a good dry stout - definitely worth trying, but perhaps a bit too light and undercomplex compared to others. I sampled this beer on draught at Rustico in Alexandria on 15-January-2009.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4118) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2009
On tap at the Mad Mex. Very nice headdy pour, black and foamy, very appealing. Good roasty stout aroma. Like most notro brews, this stuff has tons of foam but not carbonation on the tongue, flat. Taste is typical original stoutish, roasty burned wood and such. Has a bitter charred log finish that hangs for a while.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2009
Draft, dark bodied with ruby edges and a uniformly thin creamy off-white head that remained throughout. Had a mild cafe au lait aroma, some chocolate maltiness, and notes of dark fruits. Flavor was bitter roasted barley, cream, sweet fruity/honey malt, mildly coffee and chocolate malt. Palate was watery lacking body, yet smooth. Finish was only slightly bitter from the malt. Standard dry stout I suppose, which is why I donít drink them.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddon90 (1470) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Draft. Light roasted malt in the aroma. Pours a dark brown color with a creamy head. Some nuts and oats as well. Very light taste though. Seemed watered down. Itís OK, but Iíd prefer Guiness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Tap at Tylers. Dark brown pour with creamy light tan head. Guinness-like but thinner in body. Slightly roasted malt and nice lacto tart creaminess. Perhaps a slight hop presence as well. Letís hear it for tasty low-alcohol brews.


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