Brewed at Hilden

Style: Dry Stout
Craigavon, Northern Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (39785) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2011, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear dark brown black colour with a small to average, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, nutty, coffee, dark dark roasted. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, dark roasted, light chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20110802]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2014
50 cl bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is mild butterish, roasted malty and breadish dark. Bitter, roasted and light chocolate to breadish. Bitter and sweet malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (30944) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (23987) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Black coloured with a small off-white head. Swet and roasted aroma of caramel, dark chocolate and butterscotsch. Roasted flavour of caramel and dark chocolate with notes of butterscotsch. Fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (23130) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2011
Cask@GBBF2011. Black colour, small head. Aroma is roasted malts, smoked wet wood, mild non-sweet syrupy notes as well as some mild toffeeish notes. Flavour is very similar with some mild freshly cut wooden notes and resin as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
madmitch76 (18947) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
7th December 2012
Pigs Ear. The Long Good Friday teamed up with ChrisO. Almost clear dark brown beer. Suddy dark tan head. Palate is light and semi dry. Sweetish milky malts, touch of roast. Off putting weird caramel. Dry finish. Messy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (18082) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2011
cask at gbbf ... deep black ... thin lacing ... soft chocolate roast ... dark malts ... roast malts ... light cofff..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (16791) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Cask hand pull at GBBF. Very dark maroon, brown head. Aroma of burnt Starbucks and chocolate. Taste is watery coffee. Needs more body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14836) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2011
Cask @ GBBF, 2011. Pours black with no head. Soy, roast, fruit and coffee. Medium to smooth body. Low carbonation. Tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (14703) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
Cask at Pigs Ear BF 2012, London. Pours black-brown with a fine, beige foam head. Burnt brown bread nose. Light sweet flavor, some earth, toasted dark bread, faint cocoa. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Moderate cocoa finish, light roasted malts. Good balance. Decent brew.

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