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Galway Bay Two Hundred Fathoms (2014)

Formerly brewed at Galway Bay Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Galway, Ireland
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 4.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
bottled, special
limited to ~800 bottles
Yellow Spot whiskey barrel aged imperial stout
Each bottle painstakingly wax-sealed and hand labelled. This is a superbly balanced and intense 10% stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnstledger8 (778) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 11, 2016
Draught. Pitch black with a fading dark brown head. Aroma is of plums, chocolate, red fruits, liquorice, caramel. Taste is of chocolate, red fruits, hint of spice, cinnamon, toffee, alcohol coming through. Medium carbonation, sticky chewy oily mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (2232) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2015
Opaque, solidly dark brown with no real head. Nose is creamy choc, melted peat and soft booze. Initial taste is warming, projected barrell and waft of smoke. Rounded malt, silky and doesn’t rush things. Smooth enough but a long, silky mouthfeel. Finishes strongly bitter, rich and viscous choc - dark berries on the linger but long wholesome dark choc bitterness.

Bottle, Cheers Beers Ave Known, Daisy Tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (1389) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Pours a deep, dark brown with no head. Aroma is oak, leather, bourbon and a hint of vanilla. Taste is slightly harsh bouron initiaaly, vanilla, molasses, a hint of residual cocoa lacing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of molasses, blackcurrant, licorice. Taste is slightly roasty, berries, blackcurrant, licorice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (9528) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s, cheers Steve! Pours opaque dark brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of fruity whisky, roasted coffee. Taste is boozy, whisky. Faint chocolate notes. Rich finish.
12th July Garvie tasting

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (21830) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
bottle at home ... deep black ... thick tan head ... soft chocolate roast .... meaty ..very fruity ... dark rich roast malts ... little whisky nose .. dark roast ... soft mellow roast .. soft sweet chocolate roast .. mellow bitter chocolatee roast ... light whisky linger.. light bitter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (10826) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, liquorice, smoky, wood, taste is similar, very dry, meaty, light whiskey coming through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thelynchfella (199) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 31, 2014
Dont you just love when you find a gem of a beer hidden under the stairs. I know i do, forgot i had this beauty. Poured jet black little to no head. Aroma: mocha, oak, vanilla. Quite smokey in flavour. Oak, cocoa and coffee. Eating and drinking in this one. Its almost syruppy. I want more!!!!!!! Beautiful

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheoJansen (1) - Venlo, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2014 does not count
Tasted the beer last saturday at The Cottage pub in Galway after Alan from the brewery gave us the info about this beer and where we could taste it.. Wonderful taste, body, aroma and balance. One of the finest brews in my own top 10 i’dd ever tasted

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stravale (2834) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 18, 2014
Keg @ The Salthouse, Galway [170414]
This was set of one-off kegs available at all 9 Galway Bay bars in Galway and Dublin for one day only
Pitch black, no light through, rich tan head, good lacing, excellent appearance
Aroma of rich sweet dark malts, soft roast, slight vanilla, hint of soy
Taste of rich dark malts, dark chocolate, meaty malts, sweet rich dark malts, alcohol well hidden, very soft coffee notes, some savoury malts, soft dark fruits, slight vanilla, not getting much of the whisky from the barrel aging which is a good thing (maybe just the vanilla and dark fruits)
Palate - Soft carb, full body, oily rich texture, smooth, mouth coating dark malts, slight tangy palate .Finish as main flavour, smooth, rich dark malts, slightly dry
Overall - Not tried the bottle but this is a superb impy stout. It’s my #1 Irish beer.

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