Nitro? What nitro? When it’s right out of the tap, it does funny things in your mouth. Photo by Bob Moffitt

Nitro? What nitro? When it’s right out of the tap, it does funny things in your mouth. Photo by Bob Moffitt

One man said to his wife, how about I ditch this job and make beer for a living? After the swelling went down and he proved his skills were up to the task, he made a pretty darned tasty dry Irish stout, which the Stoutcast got a sneak peek at hours before St. Patrick’s Day. This episode, hosts Jorge Oseguera and Bob Moffitt —at Device Brewing with brewer Ken Anthony and nationally-ranked BJCP judge Phil Chick,— put three stouts through their paces.

DEVICE: Kiss Me I’m Dry-rish 5.2% ABV

Ken/Phil: Light, creamy, a little chocolate, a little coffee

Bob: Nitro is key, starts thick, finishes light, cool experience, best of the flight GOOD/VERY GOOD

Jorge: very smooth, drinkable EXCELLENT

MURPHY’s: Irish Stout 4% ABV

Jorge: lot of fruit, burnt plum. Not crazy about it on the first try. Not for me. FAIR

Phil: VERY GOOD/EXCELLENT: Near textbook, bittersweet, dry, semi-creamy

Ken: Astringent, good use of the black patent malt to avoid ashiness, VERY GOOD.

Bob: Light, nice finish, dry, fruity GOOD

GUINNESS: Foreign Extra 7.5% ABV

Phil: Party in the mouth. VERY GOOD/EXCELLENT raisin, date, extremely well-balanced, great finish

Ken: EXCELLENT. Textbook. tons of fruit.

Jorge: EXCELLENT Delicious and refreshing.

Bob: Surprisingly fruity. It’s like a mullet. I like the flavors at the start, then it goes weird. GOOD