Brewed at Hilden

Style: Dry Stout
Craigavon, Northern Ireland


on tap


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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuartyboy (1458) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle from Belfast shared with Mr H a dark brown ale with coffee, fruit and roasted malt on the aroma quite sweet taste with a dry smooth finish a pleasant stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (14057) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Coyler (112) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 20, 2013
Nice Nutty, chocolate malt aroma. Dark colour with thin head. Light in body, good flavour though with a decent coffee aftertaste. Stout is one of my favourite styles and this is quite a well made one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TET (2676) - Kaarina, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2013
A colablack beer with a medium and beige head, a typical appearance. The nose is strongly roasted, liquirice, also sweet bread and some chocolate, nice. Taste is roasted, but not burned, coffee, some chocolate, balanced and the taste is dried just in the end with slightly herbal notes. Almost medium bodied, that is nice and the body is strong enough, quite smooth. Very nice beer where the all pieces are in place.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (6471) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9540) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (5046) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18700) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
culchiem (3558) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 2, 2013
Bottle. Deep black with a caramel head. Aroma is dry malt and liquorice. Flavour is burnt malt, dark berries with a creamy vanilla roast finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Creedence (287) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2013
500ml bottle at Porterhouse Cork. Chilled, would have prefered it off the shelf. Pours a dark charcoal with a layer of tan bubbles on the top. Nice aroma of nuts, coffee and bread. Light chocolate sweetness followed by a medium coffee bitterness on tasting. Dry, full finish, with quite lively carbonation for a stout. Lingering mocha aftertaste. Perfectly pleasant, but nothing spectacular.

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