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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Superfil (1) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 25, 2013 does not count
Instant hint of nutty, chocolatey taste. Lighter than most stouts. Dark brown colour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5844) - .....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!! .. . .
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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20392) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciaranc (896) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12633) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (3017) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14542) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2011
cask at gbbf ... deep black ... thin lacing ... soft chocolate roast ... dark malts ... roast malts ... light cofff..

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
thellgren (284) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2013
0.5 l bottle from local supermarket. Colour is black as the name suggests and taste has dark chocolate. This is really nice. Well, maybe not in a hot summer day, but during a winter as dessert.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerheart65 (1000) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2013
Nice look: black with just hint of red, big brown creamy and dense head that leaves lacing. Mild aroma has light roasted malt, ash, coffee. Medium body with round but bit thin palate, long roasted finish, mild carbonation, dry and slightly bitter. Nice stout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (2645) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 26, 2014
500ml bottle, BBE Nov 2014 Dark and roasted in the nose. The beer starts smooth and creamy. Milk-chocolate together with a moderate bitterness in the mainpart. The aftertaste is long and intense. Chocolate, roasted grains, not too dry with hints of bitterness that fit in very well.
A nice and dry-bitter Stout. --> 12/12/12/12


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