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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (8690) - 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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (7905) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle. High creamy and thick looking light brown head. Black body. Hard roasted malt cofee liquorice aroma. Tasty roasted malt coffee smoke liquorice flavor. A bit thin bodied but better than expected. Low carbonation, long finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (7627) - 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 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6932) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Bought a bottle @ The Vineyard, in Belfast, Northern Ireland .. . Ł2.29 a bottle, had as McGrath’s Irish Black .. . deep black .. . sweet roast nose .. . very silky mouthfeel .. . a damn damn fine awesome dry stout, brilliant!! .. . .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (6777) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, sweet, malty, creamy, dry roasted malts, bitter,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (6621) - 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 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jredmond (6384) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle purchased in Derry, shared with Linh and Scarlett in Donegal, Ireland - July 2015. Pours a deep brown body with thin tan lacing. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of caramel malt, burnt toast and lots of roast. Super roasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (5853) - Ruhrcity, 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 (5846) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, 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.

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