Brewed at Hilden

Style: Dry Stout
Craigavon, Northern Ireland


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5196) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Bottle @ Bull & Castle. Opaque black with soft natural head. Aroma is rich unroasted coffee cherries, black licorice, and molasses. Chocolate, roasted malt, lingering toasty coffee beans. Soft gentle palate with mild carbonation. Lingering aftertaste of coffee beans. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (4949) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (4830) - 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 15/20
jackl (3864) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Gravity @ Pigs Ear 2012. The pour’s deep brown with no head whatsoever. The nose is bright jammy red berry, some chocolate and dried wood. The taste is leather, roasted malts, charred wood and jammy berry. Rich chocolate. Dry finish. Smooth, silky body. Overall, a decent effort!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (3002) - Ruhrgebiet, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (3002) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (2811) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2013
50cl bottle, bbe May 14. Pours black color with a brown head. Roasted malty aroma with cereal, oatmeal and light smoke. Flavor has sweet licorice, roasted malt, smoke, oatmeal. Dry, roasted malty finish. Light to medium bodied. High drinkability. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (2744) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle. Very dark brown, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate malty and sweetish aroma, light roasted malt with light milk chocolate, faint hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light roasted malt and light milk chocolate. Finish is average, malty and dryish - lightly sweetish, some roasted malt with light milk chocolate, light hoppyness. OK roasted dry stout. Body is bit thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2594) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 22, 2011
I’m the first rater??? Weird. Anyhow, appearance: pitch black, thick brown head. Aroma: sweet espresso, chocolate, spice, leather. Flavour: thick espresso, chocolate, tangy leather, brown sugar. Long bitter finish. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (2473) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 8, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2013 A good looking dark stout this one with roasted coffee/earthy aroma. Fairly thick with a light brown head that is retained down the glass. Champion beer of Belfast 2010. Chocolate malt flavors preside giving way to a mellow finish and caramelised malt aftertaste.

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