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Clanconnel
Brewed at Hilden

Style: Dry Stout
Craigavon, Northern Ireland

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2011
Nice dark brown. Thin head. The aroma is chocolatey and cookieish. Soft, smooth and very chocolatey, with a lightly fruity character and a vague whiff of smoke in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (12345) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11348) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11217) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
Black with a small off-white head. Malty aroma with toffee and a hint of chocolate. Roasted aroma with coffee notes, and a thin ashy finish

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (11035) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Black beer, no head. Malty vanilla aroma, tar and chocolate, milk and some toffee. Roasted flavor, licorice, smoky, some soot.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10309) - Sřborg, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2014
Bottled. Dark brown coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma. Caramel, sweetness, light roast. Flavour sweetness, light herbs, cocoa caramel. Medium bodied. ends roasted and sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9417) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 29, 2011
Cask (GBBF2011, Friday)
Lovely milk chocolatey aroma. Rich roasty body, smooth and milky palaye. Gentle burntness, very tasty. Some gentle stale coffee in the finish. Anna thinks the finish is more chocolatey, but for me it’s milky coffee.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Theydon_Bois (9145) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2012
Gravity Dispense at Pig’s Ear BF, London - 05/12/12. Mid black with a thin tan head what clears to the edges. Nose is cardboard, light roast malt, light soap, touch of rubber. Taste comprises light roast malts, hint of chocolate, roast barley. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry finish. Drinkable but very dull and uninspiring.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2011
Cask conditioned handpump GBBF 2011. A black headless beer. A very dry smoky ashtray like aroma which like the taste is possibly overpoweringly dry. Ashy in the mouth too. Has good intentions but by far the dryest stout I think I’ve ever had, and it’s a struggle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7396) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
Cask (handpump) at Great British Beer Festival, day 4 on 5 August 2011. Near black. Dry and smoky. Decent chocolate notes on the nose and palate with a little stewed coffee. Conspicuously accomplished and extremely satisfying. Mnouthfeel is maybe a touch light.


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