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