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Big Rock McNallys Extra

Brewed by Big Rock Brewery
Style: Irish Ale
Calgary, Canada
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Full-bodied, smooth with a buttery maltness which is balanced by a restrained hop.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Bottle. Coppery with a thin white head. Caramelly nose. Malty flavour with butter, perhaps a little too much for my taste. Bitterness is found in the finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lagerboy (1067) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2013 Bottle at the Voyager Bistro.Clear medium copper, small foamy off-white head fades fast. Smoky aroma of caramel malt. Rich and buttery caramel / toffee malt taste. Soft carbonation, medium bodied, low hopped. Sweet malty finish. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jokine (51) - Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 8, 2013
Not bad, not amazing. Lots of caramel flavour, almost overburdening. Bitter, but surprisingly quite drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zimbo (482) - SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2012
Always wanted to try this and when I did I was diappointed at how linear and filtered this was as if all the character had been sucked cleanout of it. Didnít even get much of that supposed butter malt quality. Needs more hops or anything to make it more distinctive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Reimer96 (1062) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2012
Pours a clear amber with a frothy off white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of sweet caramel on the nose. Taste is sweet and bready at first then finishes with a smooth boozy taste with some hop bitterness. If the hopps were cranked up on this it would be so much better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bytemesis (2568) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle, brought back from Canada by Jim - thanks! Pours clear reddish amber with a small white head and effectively no lacing. Aroma is light caramel and a floral note. Flavor is caramel, nuts, a bit of metal, and a light bitter finish. Boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
cards04 (1456) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 20, 2012
Pours a clear amber. Smells like grains and apple juice. Slight sweet apple flavours up front. Watery, bitter finish. Not that great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (2893) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle, Big Rock mix pack from Beer Store. Dark chestnut brown, very little head. Aroma is decent - lots of nutty malt and lots of alcohol. Taste - not bad at all. Lots of malt over a surprisingly medium to thin body giving way to restrained but present alcohol and a nice lingering bitterness. Even longer is a slow alcohol burn. Quite well balanced. Will not knock your socks off in terms of flavour, but this is a well constructed strong ale (Irish ale category seems..odd). Nice work Big Rock, glad I picked up this mix pack for the improved IPA and this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2119) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2012
Purchased at The Beer Store in a Big Rock Brewmasterís Selection 12-pack (with the Traditional Ale, IPA and Grasshopper - 3 bottles of each). Pours a dark amber colour with an off-white head, average retention and not much lace. Grainy malt aromas with nice sweet butter, nuts, toffee which all makes me think of beer nuts. Medium-bodied and kind of silky, but a bit dry in the finish. A little warming from the alcohol, with flavours of roasted malts, butterscotch, caramel and the hop showing in the aftertaste, reminding me of apples. The first sips did nothing for me, but this one does get better and better as it breathes (BTW, it was room temperature to begin with, so that has not changed since the beginning). Probably Big Rockís best brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SHIG (3447) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Draft @ Korea Location: Poured a amber with off white head. Aroma is corny and grain. Taste is rusty nails along with caramel malt.

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