161. Gritty McDuff”s Black Fly Stout

This is the second great stout in a week. Last week was Sebago Brewing’s Lake Trout Stout and this week is Gritty’s Black Fly Stout. 2 great stouts, each with a truly unique Maine name. Great black color with thick tan head and huge bubbles with solid retention. Just from the look of this one you know it is going to be good. Aroma is slightly sweet with some fruit in there and taste is exactly what a stout should be. Full bodied, smooth, well carbonated and just a great example of what a stout should be. Plenty of roasted smoke flavor to start and a slightly sweet chocolate finish. If you have a choice between Gritty’s Black Fly Stout and Sebago’s Lake Trout Stout, buy them both and enjoy!!
Pros: Everything a stout should be
Cons:
Alcohol Content:
4.1% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 16
Rating: ★★★★☆
Brewers Website: Gritty’s
Brewers Description: There’s beer and then there’s stout, and Gritty McDuff ‘s Black Fly Stout is the real deal. Black Fly is a dry, all-malt stout packed with roasted flavor. We use six different grains in the brewing of this dark masterpiece and balance the full palate with Oregon Willamette and Yakima Clusters hops. Like the legendary Irish stouts that inspired it, Black Fly Stout is rich, robust and a touch mysterious. The finest stout west of Galway Bay!

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