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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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The Downs Family Irish Stout is flavorful and robust despite its modest 5.1% ABV. The aroma is full of coffee, chocolate, and roast. The flavor is bold, roasty, and smooth. A black beer with a strong cocoa-tinted head with endless lacing as you drink. The Downs Family Irish Stout was named after the Folk/Punk mainstays of San Diego. A great beer for a great band!

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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Had on tap at Monkey Paw in San Diego. Pours dark with a tight creamy off white head. Aroma is slight coffee. Crazy. Flavor is subdued roast and slight coffee. But mine was also salty. And I'm sure it was the beer. Really odd. Very dry and finishes clean. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (17600) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Keg at Monkey Paw brewpub, SD, 21/04/14. Light black with a moderate tan covering that retains well. Nose is light roast, toffee, minerals, light cardboard, earthy cocoa. Taste comprises much the same as the aroma. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying finale. Ok dry stout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16111) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Black pour with a khaki head. Roasted malt, dark fruits, earthy hops, and some coffee. A touch of sweetness on the finish. The flavor is roast forward with some coffee and cocoa. Mild bitterness, earthy hops, and some dark fruits.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2013
Pours thick and black with a thin nitrous bubble head. The nose is chocolate, coffee, little bit of toffee and some dry nutty notes with a nice little spice hint. The taste is high sweet, low bitter. Kinda plain. The texture is super creamy and smooth, the body is medium and the finish is long. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
On tap at brewery. Black with a creamy light brown head. Light roasted grain aroma and taste with a dry lightly bitter finish and lingering chocolate and grain flavors. Velvety light bodied palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (9600) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2012
Draught Wow. Taster glass is a 100% correct pint o’ the black cows’ milk on scale 1/4. This merits an extra point. Roasted, smoked, and somehow, faintly sprout-like nose. Sweet, less bitter/roasted than Guinness, and certainly without the typical stout acidity of the roasted barley. Very creamy, thick MF, but only medium bodied at best. Finish is better resistant than most. Quite meriting stout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (8551) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2012
On tap at Monkey Paw. Pours a pure black color with a grey head. The aroma is smooth light milky malts. The flavor is much like a smooth Guinness, some roast, caramel, milky, light flavor. Thick body. Good.


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