RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
What better way to honor St. Patrick's Day than with a fabulous stout brewed in the dry Irish style. McMenamins Irish Stout belongs to the dry Irish family and is brewed in the tradition of many famous Irish brews including Murphys, Beamish, and of course, Guinness. The term dry refers to the lack of residual sweetness found in some stouts. This quality provides a clean, crisp and refreshing draught. Aromas of chocolate and malt combine with hoppy, herbal nuances. The taste is complex, including pronounced roast barley flavors and a rich, bready warmth. These essences give way to a pleasing chocolate-espresso richness balanced by an herbal hop twang. Starts pouring March Grains: Pale Malt, Victory Malt, Flaked Barley, Chocolate Malt, and Roast Barley Hops: Kent Goldings Specifications: Original Gravity: 1.044; Terminal Gravity: 1.007; Alcohol by Weight: 3.7%

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sarlacc83 (2131) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2016 Tap at Kennedy School A: Quite black with a foamy creme color head. N: Cocoa, roast, burnt espresso, some mint, bark, earth. T: Big bitter and roast, light sweetness. M: Light body, soft carbonation, no alcohol. O: Fine if a bit boring. Wouldnt expect much else.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (7241) - Utah, USA - MAR 23, 2015
On tap at Kennedy School
Clear dark brown with a medium sized tan head, good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Taste of roasted coffee, ashy with a mild bitterness in the finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smallfry (169) - - MAR 7, 2015
(Tap) On Nitro. Pretty good stout, although it tastes just a bit too thin. Id get it again thought.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (6844) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 12, 2014
On nitro at Bend pub. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is roast malts and some sweetness. Taste is as the nose reminds me of Guinness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (11047) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"had to try this (as it was St Pattys Day weekend) but it was easily the weakest of all the newbies we tried in portland. nothing offensive, but next to all the liquid greatness we had, and even McMs otherwise solid-if-not-spectacular line-up, this was just weak. boring watery aroma, and the rest was average at best. served on nitro."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8754) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2013
On tap at the Rock Creek location. A pretty solid Guinness clone. Pours a jet black color, nitro head. A sweet malty nose with metal and roast. Light, smooth metallic roast flavors, some toast and caramel. Clean and tasty,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (6482) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Tap. Pours a clear dark brown, almost black, body with a small creamy brown nitro head. The nose is dry and roasty malt with just a light touch og burnt malt and minimal hops. The flavor is much the same, dry roasty malt, some light coffee and bitter hops on the finish. Lighter bodied with soft fizzy carbonation and a lingering burnt malt finish. Not bad, but doesnt stand out from the pack.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bpreo (2709) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 7, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2016 A wonderful Irish Stout with NITRO. Light and smooth and dry. Everything you want out of an Irish Stout. Re-Rating 1/23/2016: If only the ABV was higher I would rate this a 21/20. Sampled at the University of Oregon campus location.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Draft (nitro) at McMenamins, High St, Eugene. Thought the percentiles a bit harsh, but the raw numbers are about right. Im a sucker for the style, so I had to review it. Pours an opaque dark brown/black, roastiness and chocolate prominent in aroma, body of course very creamy, a bit of liveliness to finish. Not my favorite ever, but not too bad in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (9713) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 25, 2012
Nitro at Market St. Black and shiny with a typical nitro head. Nose of roasty milk coffee, light chocolate and a bit of spice. Light and thin, with a bit of cardboard but nice dry roasty flavors of coffee and wood and a dry, lean finish.

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