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Dwans Black Pearl

Dwans Black Pearl
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Formerly brewed at Messrs Maguire
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Another Irish classic, this is the stout to have when you’re having more than one. Black Pearl has a deep, dry, roast flavour with the hint or bitter-sweetness that has made Irish souts world famous.
NOTE: This beer is now brewed by the Dwan brewer on Messrs Maguire plant following the closure of the original Dwan brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6713) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2008
Very nice. Bottle kindly supplied by the Beer Nut. Smoke, coffee, some chewy graininess in the body. Low carbonation, goed flat. But it is easy drinking, pleasant and smooth, the very opposite of the nitro stouts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 23, 2008
Black with a small beige head. Light gentle chocolate aroma. Slightly sweet chocolate flavour, little roasted bitterness until the finish which is quite dry with a strong trace of coffee. Full body and gentle carbonation. Overall a very nice, quite soft and gentle dry stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2007
(Bottle) Pours dark brown. Heavy roasted aroma with tones of coffee beans, espresso, green pepper, parsley, sal ammoniac and cocoa. Some strange hints of pine. Heavy roasted flavour with notes of coffee beans, espresso and salt liquorice. Light oily and round mouthfeel with a dry finish. Medium full bitter. Medium bodied. Really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2007
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2007) Black color, brown head. Smooth chocolate aroma. Roasted chocolate flavor, cocoa and some tar. Dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2006
Cask Stillage at the Town Hall, Stockport 30/05/2003 Black slightly rich on the palate and strong in alcohol. Some roast flavour in a lasting bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2006
Aroma is minimal, but this may be due to the CAMRA member sittin next to me with a huge cigar, therss unexpected hop character what i do find. Taste is a mi of coffee, overly roasted malts, however the body is weak. Not bad wee stout however, that looks beatuiful when poured.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2005
Almost opaque black, good steady brown head. Fruity, roasted aroma. Roasted, bitterish, burnt flavors also a bit chocolaty. Finishing quickly, a bit watery. Needs more generous hopping. Quite simple stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2005
(Draught@Hilpeä Hauki, Helsinki, 4.5% ABV) Almost black, slightly reddish color with a small, tight, beige head. Roasty, slightly sour aroma. Burned-malty, ashy flavor with faint licorice hints. Slicky, licoricey finish. Medium-bodied, quite thick, low-carbonated palate. A quite balanced and not watery stout, but not that interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25477) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2005
Draught. Black opaque colour, small brown foamy head. Fruity aroma with malty hints. Plummy flavour with hints of roasted malt. Especially roasted malt in aftertaste. Quite carbonated, still pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2004
A pitch black stout. Coffee and caramel accents in the aroma. Coffee in the flavour too, with and ashy, tobacco box edge. Starts with some sweetness, but finishes bone dry. Not the richest stout, and the mouthfeel is not that full, but quite pleasant. Cask (handpump), Head of Steam, Euston.

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