Nitro Irish Stout

Colorado
United States
Nitro Irish Stout by Breckenridge Brewery
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
96
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20
Description 

Brewed with Irish malts and roasted barley, this easy-going stout adds a welcoming Colorado spirit to a classic old world style. Dark malty flavors evolve into a notable dry character, while the nitrogen charge creates a soft pillowy head that smooths every sip.

Profile

ABV: 
4.8%
IBUs: 
38
Served at: 
42 - 45º
Malts: 
Irish Malts, Roasted Barley
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
96
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

Nitro Irish Stout by Breckenridge Brewery is an Irish Stout and is being evaluated as an Irish Stout (2015 BJCP Style Guidelines category 15B). Irish stouts are known for their strong roasty flavors, creamy mouthfeel, little malt sweetness and modest alcohol content.

This stout pours an opaque pitch black with a very finely beaded creamy tan head. The aroma is prominent, rich dark malts with aromas of roasted espresso, chocolate and toasted malts.  The flavor is similarly and appropriately malt-focused with a rich, flavorful blend of roasted espresso and dark chocolate malt flavors. The body is medium and very velvety smooth. The finish is lightly bittered with a rich, complex malt depth of coffee and dark chocolates lingering for a long time. This beer is rich and complex despite being lower in alcohol and is velvety smooth and quite quaffable. This Irish Stout has more malt complexity than its Irish cousins yet retains the drinkability expected for spending plenty of time at the pub.

Brewery Introduction

Back in the 1980s, our founder Richard Squire was your typical ski bum – with one significant difference. He had a knack for making extraordinary home brews. For years, only his closest friends were able to enjoy his creations, but it didn’t take long for Richard to realize that his talents... Read More

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