Brewed at Hilden

Style: Dry Stout
Craigavon, Northern Ireland


on tap


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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Bottle, regular
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34362) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 22, 2014
Bottled. A black beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, and rye bread, leading to a bitter and roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 29, 2014
500 ml bottle from drink store. Deep brown, verging on black, big creamy foamy head. Roast malt, roasted barley and coffee nose. Flavour is milk chocolate, roasted malt and a bitter hop bite. Lovely creamy texture to this, velvety carbonation. Finish is long and roasty, with chocolate sweet notes. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2014
0.5 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Almost opaque reddish black color. Aromas of coffee, dark burnt fruits. Smooth roasty flavor with coffee, dark bread and and some dark fruits. Some nuts, chocolate and toffee in finish. Very drinkable and pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2778) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle from Supervalu, Longford [170214]
Black, tan head that dissipates, little lacing
Aroma of roasted malts, soft burnt notes, bit earthy
Taste of roasted malts, dab of roast coffee, dry roast, bitter hop, very slight fruitiness, mainly soft burnt roast
Palate - Medium carb, light to medium body, a bit thin, slightly oily, fairly bitter roast palate. Finish as main flavour, rather with more burnt bitter ash roast, finish a tad over bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McNeillR (2227) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2014
Woody brown, thin off white head. Light roast, composty nose. Gurgles of half brewed coffee from over roasted beans - dank pillow case milky malt, crubs of sweetness. Again clean, simple carbonation but this time maybe leaves a little to be desired. Creamy but watery at the same time. Finishes with a fine bitterness and linger of weak choc sweetness.

Bottle, The Vineyard, Belfast

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lonick (1310) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown approaching black wit ha small tan head. Hint of coffee on the nose with some herbs as well. Chocolate and some sweetness on the palate, nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9449) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown with decent tan head. Aromas of light roasted malts, milk chocolate and toffee. Taste is more of the same, roasty bitter. Not bad .

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma is vegetal and slightly roasty. Taste is more heavy roasty with some toffee. Fair bitterness. Not terrible.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (6458) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2014
The first stout for ages I really enjoyed. Bit thin with some black coffee, some malt and roasted grain. Sweetish moments and high drinkability. Wonderful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (6482) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2014
Bottle from Culchiem - many, many thanks for my first Northern Ireland tick, Mel :-)! The stout pours out of the (beautiful) bottle in a deep black colour with no real head and medium body. Aroma of malt, roast and espresso. Taste of light malt, chocolate, nuts, mild coffee and dark grains. Light watery and weak finish. Easy drinkable, nice - but just that touch too watery and thin for my taste. Not bad though.

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