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Burren Black

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Brewed by Burren Brewery
Style: Dry Stout
Lisdoonvarna, Ireland


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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
The Burren Black is a stout that does not have to fear the competition of a certain other black stuff. It is smooth and full-bodied, with a creamy crown of froth on top - and definitely alive inside! A heavenly drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ascelja (954) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 28, 2016
Tap at the brewery taproom. Clear, very dark reddish-brown body, creamy beige head. Aroma of chocolate with some coffee. Taste is dry to sour, slightly bitter finish. Dark chocolate, touch of coffee. Light body, low carbonated.
Not bad, but too light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rotin (955) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 27, 2016
Draught at The Roadside Tavern. Dark red to brown colored. AROMA- roasted malts, chocolate. FLAVOR- neutral, a bit sour, light bitterness, smooth, heavily roasted malts. Medium bodied.
Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
culchiem (3558) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 12, 2014
Draught. Dark black with a creamy tan head. Sweet creamy malt aroma. Flavour is sweet coffee malt, some dry roast. Finish is sweet cream. More Murphy’s than Guinness. Decent though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skinnyviking (8870) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2013
Draught. High long lasting creamy off-white head. Pitch black body. Poured very cold. Almost no aroma just a hint of roasted malt. Thinbodied cream coffee flavor, really sweet. Low carbonation. Short sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a brownish-black color with a medium creamy tan head that recedes slowly. Sheets of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Light-bodied with a roasty character and flavors of black coffee and dark malts. Mild hops in the background. The finish is sweet with a toasted malt aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (17228) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
Served on tap into a UK pint glass at the Roadside Tavern, the only outlet for this beer, Lisdoonvarna Co Clare, Eire - Jan ’12. Worth also noting that when reviewed (Jan ’12) it is only available on tap at the Roadside Tavern and no bottling takes place. They are a friendly bunch and whilst I didn’t broach the subject I’m sure they’d be more than hapy to fill a growler or some form of recepticle for you! Pours to a dark black colour with dark brown hues around the edge when held to the light. A monster finger and a half of creamy white head domiates the glass! The head subsided during drinking but there was still a good half finger in place at the end of the pint! A Rich roasted malt aroma hit the nose with a hint of coffee. Rich, slightly burnt malt and sugar on the palate, with a roasted coffee taste in the background. Good mouthfeel, smooth, rich, creamy,and a most welcome break from Guinness! Overall a very good stout rich in flavour and aroma. One thing to point out (along with all the Burren beers), they didn’t detail the ABV on the pump clips and admitted to tweaking production slightly, ’as and when’, so certain batches come out stronger than others! The older barman simply stated that all the beers are a little stronger than the commercial beers on tap (not very helpful) and the second younger bar man was a little more specific in saying that the ’Black’ was typically in the mid 4. something % range.

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