Brewed at Hilden

Style: Dry Stout
Craigavon, Northern Ireland


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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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This Irish dry stout has been handcrafted using only the finest ingredients to create a beer, full of character and of true Irish pedigree just like that of the ’immortal black’ Master McGrath.
A traditional dry stout, combining rich roasted malts with hints of coffee and dark fruit, balanced carefully by the earthy hops - smooth on the palate with a lingering dry finish!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braastad (402) - FINLAND - DEC 13, 2013
Sweet, smoky aroma. Palate is creamy, though little carbonated. Flavor is dry, and little bitter. COffee and dark chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12538) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle 500ml
Black opaque color, steady beige head. Aroma is ashy. toasted and a bit milky and even peaty. Light-bodied. Toasted with some tobacco flavors. Quite dry, almost a bit acidic. Quite watery aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
thellgren (265) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2013
0.5 l bottle from local supermarket. Colour is black as the name suggests and taste has dark chocolate. This is really nice. Well, maybe not in a hot summer day, but during a winter as dessert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (2402) - FINLAND - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle 50 cl. Pours dark brown in color with a creamy tan head. Cocoa powder, freshly grinded coffee beans and light burnt wooden notes in aroma. Roasted coffee, ash, both bitter and milk chocolate notes in taste. Bitter ashyness in aftertaste. A bit light perhaps, but otherwise good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (1756) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle from supermarket. Black color, beige head. Bittersweet taste with roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and a bit of blackcurrant. Bittersweet finish with coffee, chocolate and blackcurrant. Very nice dry stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingstoni (1491) - FINLAND - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle. Deep brown color with a thin head. Dry taste of coffee and roasted malt. Dry, a bit salty taste. Long mild bitter finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (5598) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2013
50 cl bottle @ home, BBE 05/2014
Aroma has vanilla, some ashy and peaty notes. Also some lactic tones. Flavour is a bit odd with lactic notes, some dark chocolate and hints of ash. Some coffee and buttery tones too. Decent, I do not find the lactic notes nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (6660) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2013
500 ml bottle. L3141. BB May/14. (K-Citymarket) Kouvola, Finland.
Dark reddish brown almost black colour with a small creamy tan head. Roasted malt, mild coffee, sugary sweetness and lactose sweetness in the aroma. The flavour is roasted malty with lots of coffee notes. Sweetness. Creamy. A bit watery. Too much coffee for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerheart65 (997) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2013
Nice look: black with just hint of red, big brown creamy and dense head that leaves lacing. Mild aroma has light roasted malt, ash, coffee. Medium body with round but bit thin palate, long roasted finish, mild carbonation, dry and slightly bitter. Nice stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
50cl bottle. Dark brown color with a medium sized light brown head. Roasty aroma with hints of coffee. Quite dry with roasted malt, coffee and some bitterness in the finish. Slightly smoky. Light to medium body, dry finish. Decent stout.

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