While in Michigan, I received a chance to try another brew from the Frankenmuth Brewery. This is one of their many seasonals that this brewery has and it is called J.B. McGinnies Dry Irish Stout. If you read my earlier blog post on this brewery, you know a little something about this brewery. If you have not, please, go back and read the first part of that blog post. Let us get into the beer.
It is black in color with a kind of head. It has a nice chocolate to toffee smell. The taste is dry with some chocolate to roast malts and taste with a dry aftertaste. It is drinkable and is my favorite Irish Dry Stout.
Here is a description from their website (www.frankenmuthbrewery.com):
Dry Irish Stout Ale-A traditional Dry Irish Stout is light in body with a hint of chocolate and coffee. This rich flavor comes from a combination of roasted barley & a generous helping of hops. We low-carbonate our stout using a nitrogen system which aids in masking the natural bitterness of the brew.
ABV 4.1% IBU 41
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In closing, I was stun to see this on draft. I was not expecting to see this in their line up and I had to order one. This Dry Stout is the best one I have ever had. I had a ton of Dry Stout and most are from the big mass-produced. Frankenmuth Brewery made this Dry Stout with an attitude problem, which is a good thing, and I believe that what makes this one better than the others on the market. It has a rich flavor from chocolate to toffee and coffee notes. It has enough hops to give it a nice balance. I could drink this beer all day. This is a limited time only beer and I would recommend you taking a trip up to Frankenmuth Brewery. I wish this was in bottles. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser