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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Formerly known as O’Bryan’s Irish Stout
A Nitro Irish Dry Stout - We are rolling out a much anticipated nitrogenated version of an Irish Dry Stout. This is the Church Brew Works version of the national Irish beverage, the Dry Stout, the benchmark of which is Guinness Stout. We did some experimenting and made a Nitro version. What does this mean you ask? Instead of straight CO2 as in most beers, we gassed it with Carbon dioxide and then with Nitrogen. The resulting bubbles contain a mix of the two gasses. Draught Nitro stouts are usually poured through a special faucet that promotes gas breakout. With this in mind, a pint of O’Bryan’s Irish Stout will have a black color and a tight tan head that will hold for a much longer period of time. It will go down smooth, and due to a lower dissolved CO2 level in the beer it will not have a prickly bite on your tongue. Notice just after the beer is poured, the bubbles cascade in the glass creating a nice visual. The color is so dark you needn’t bother trying to look through it. Just have another glass. O’Bryan’s Irish Stout has an aroma that is dominated by dark roastiness with little or no hop aroma. The body is perceived as bigger than it actually is due to the creaminess added by the mixed gas dispense. The foremost flavor is dark roasted malt with a bit of a rich caramel note. You will also discover a well balanced hoppy finish.

Original Gravity: 13.5ºP (1.054 S.G.)
Hop Bitterness: 30 IBU’s
ABV: about 5.0%
Grains Used: Pale Malt, Black Malt, Roasted Barley, Chocolate Malt, and Flaked Barley
Hops Used: Palisades and East Kent Goldings

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigtourist (36) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Dark black almost brown, with no head remaining. Smoky with a very distant rear cocoa finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7619) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2017
Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a black color with beige highlights and a huge creamy off white head that left incredible lacing. The aroma was dryish and roasty with a hint of vanilla. The flavor was dry and bitter with roasty malts and almost vanilla cream. Medium length finish. Medium body. Not bad for a style I dont care for.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kassner (1641) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Really nice example of the style with a little more smoke and peat, dark with nice head but little lacing, not thin and finishes reletively clean

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (6606) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2010
This poured a black color with a big fluffy tan head. Aroma was almost not existent due to the large head but was a bit dark rasoted malts and smoke. Flavor was really smokey and a little chocolatey. Loved the smoke here but the rest was way too thin must like most of there other beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (3419) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2008
On tap at the brewery. This was a very run of the mill dry stout. Aroma was pretty weak but could pick up roasted malt. Pour was a nice near black with a two finger tan head. Taste was flat and roasty like the style usually is. This isn’t bad, but all nitrogenated beers taste the same to me. Like a beer that has been sitting out for a day. For what it is, though, on par with a Tetleys or Beamish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (5732) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Creamy head, almost like chocolate mousse. Very dark, almost black for the most part. Not much aroma, it just comes across clean nosed. On the palate, it’s pretty much flat, like most Irish jig stouts. Very nice lacing on the glass, makes me want to peak behind. Mildly roasty and ropey on the tongue. Above average dry stout. Surprisingly not as bitter as other DS I’ve had. Has a finish like stale bark beer, but in a good way. Can’t get used to beer without carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 20, 2007
At the Church Brew Works. They called this batch O’Casey’s, (March 17, 2007) although the description was referred to as the same as O’Bryan’s. Black brown, off white head. Aroma is molasses, coffee, chocolate. Flavor is molasses, coffee, chocolate, pine. Thin body, but nice bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 11, 2004
Pours like a typical Irish dry stout. (ie. no description necessary) Aroma of dark coffee and roasted barley. A nice mouthfeel with a quick bitterness at the end. The extra abv was a welcomed addition to a rather tame style. The best beer I had there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2004
Very black, persistent brown head. Roasty smokey nose and taste with a touch of bitterness. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2003
High quality dry stout. Smooth and tastey. Just the lightest hints of chocolate. Very creamy. Another success for the Church Brew Works.

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