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Beoir Chorca/West Kerry Carraig Dubh
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Brewed by West Kerry Brewery/Beoir Chorca Dhuibhne
Style: Porter
Riasc, near Ballyferriter, Ireland

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Hand crafted traditional porter from the Dingle Peninsula Ireland


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hanzmohman (2) - USA - APR 11, 2012 does not count
Bought the bottle straight from the brewery/pub. Drank it at 55 degree apx. Medium body, big tan head that persisted throughout. Chocolate and coffee with an earthy and smoky backend. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
midlaa (5) - - MAR 30, 2012 does not count
From 330 ml bottle bought in Abbott Ale House in Cork. Look: Black. Brown head fading fast Nose: medium full nutty?/coffee/smoke Taste: carbonation: mild starts very nice coffee-ish, medium body, fairly dry, nutty/malty, slight smoky finish lingering, cracking stuff!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (3017) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 12, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2013 cask at Dublin RDS for Irish Craft Beer Fest.
Pours dark brown with thin bubbly tan head. Chocolate on the nose. A complex and mouth-filling porter with smoke, chocolate, coffee, a touch of roast barley in the finish. Just how I like my porters.
20/3/13
Bottle at home from drinkstore
Fluffy tan head, chocolate, some vanilla, complex malt, rich red fruit, dry but light body, low carbonation but well handled conditioning, touch of diacetyl works ok here, v enjoyable

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5844) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2013
CasK!! .. . charcoal, ash, deep roast .. . thick lacing .. . soft on the palate .. . very flavourful .. . awesome stuff .. . . There are many other uses of the telephone.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Deu (716) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 4, 2013
On tap at the black sheep in Dublin. Dark porter. Chocolate and coffee taste. I recommend.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 1, 2013
Cask at the Franciscan Well Easter Festival. Pours a jet black, with a bubbly tan head. Terrific aroma of milk, oak, banana, toffee, toasted nuts. Medium sweetness with bitter, sour and salty hints. Very milky with notes of brazil nut, toffee and berries. Smoky finish, slightly sour. Beautifully complex, a must for any dark beer lover.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreamflower (580) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle shared with northropfye, while watching hurling on the TV at a pub in Dingle. Nice dark body, with brown head. Roasty aroma and flavour. A very enjoyable porter. I liked it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciaranc (896) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 2, 2013
700ml bottle, off the shelf, Doyles, Dingle. Deep Brown Black pour, thin mocha head. Intense coffee nose, milk chocolate, some resin, rubber. Flavour follows the nose, coffee dominates, liquorice, aniseed, some understated hop background. Slick, oily palette, full body. Finish is not overly long, but nicely balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ACD (640) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 1, 2013
Cask at WJK, Dublin. Deep dark coal black with tan froth. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, raisins, hints of peat and smoke, some red fruit. Taste is brilliant: big coffee/chocolate hit followed by plenty of dark fruit and light but meaty smoked notes. Some sweetness to balance out the earthy hop tones. Full mouthfeel. Absolutely delicious; a bit of a rarity, but certainly worth seeking out.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 18, 2014
A nice well balanced porter that doesn’t try to do too much or be too complex. Very traditional in all aspects. Would like to see more of a unique approach from this brewer, porter is a style that is very forgiving when making creative additions such as native honey, chocolate, etc.


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