About Dry Stout

About Dry Stout
Dry stouts are typically dark in color and range from 4-5.5% in alcohol. These brews tend to be rich with a definitive bitter note and a dry finish. The style is closely associated with Ireland, specifically Guinness. It is also widely emulated throughout the world and is particularly popular with US microbrewers and brewpubs, often as a more full-bodied and dryer interpretation of the original style. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Guinness Extra Stout, O’Hara’s Irish Stout and North Coast Old #38 Stout.

Top Picks for Dry Stout

Binary Brewing Co. CTRL-ALT-DEL Dry Stout
88 points
Mahogany color. Aromas of coffee with cream, cherry essenced whipped topping, and fudge covered molasses cookie with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a cheery focaccia, sassafras, and black tea finish. A bright stout with table-tuned acidity.
Maguires Draught Stout
87 points
Ebony color. Aromas and flavors of old fashioned coffee, black toast, cocoa powder, buttercream, tamarind, and luxury cigarettes with a silky, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish that shows suggestions of crisp dark chocolate bar. An easier-drinking Stout that quenches and satisfies.
RavenBeer The Imp and the Madhouse Oyster Stout
85 points
Mahogany color. Aromas of fresh baguette and tiramisu with a velvety, crisp, spritzy, dryish medium-to-full body and a seamless, charming, medium-long salted butter, crispy bread bowl, roasted potato skins, and balsamic reduction on Triscuit finish. A satisfying, chewy stout with a salty edge.