Beer Review: VICTORY DONNYBROOK STOUT

Beer Review: VICTORY DONNYBROOK STOUT

From Victory Brewing comes the Donnybrook Stout, claiming to be the most refreshing dark beer this side of Dublin. With low alcohol content and roasted barley, it promises a clean and flavorful experience. The use of European hops adds a subtle earthiness, complementing the roasted barley and offering a hint of peat. Served with the classic nitrogen pour, Donnybrook boasts an impressive head and a silken body typical of a classic stout.

On tap at 38 Degrees Ale House on Nitro – 3.7% abv.

Appearance:

The stout pours into the glass with a solid dark brown hue, accompanied by a creamy nitro head that demands attention.

Aroma:

A faint interplay of cereal and chocolate roast greets the senses, promising a nuanced olfactory experience.

Taste:

The flavor profile introduces Irish ale yeast and mild roast, though it leans towards the watery and subdued side. The promise of complexity is met with a rather simplistic outcome.

Mouthfeel:

The initial sip offers a creamy texture, but disappointingly, the experience turns watery for the remainder, leaving a desire for more substance.

Overall:

In the realm of stouts, Victory Donnybrook stands as a solid and enjoyable option. However, the lack of complexity and a somewhat subdued roasty character may not satisfy those seeking a more intricate flavor profile. It serves its purpose as a session beer, making it a decent addition to your rotation, but don’t expect a groundbreaking stout experience.