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Brewed by Dungarvan Brewing Company Ltd.
Style: Dry Stout
Waterford, Ireland

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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A traditional dry Irish stout, full flavoured yet smooth. Roasted barley flavours are nicely complemented by notes of vanilla and aniseed. Enjoy with robust meat dishes or on itís own off the shelf. Contains a yeast sediment, store upright and pour carefully. Best served at room temperature.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 4, 2012
I dont know what I was expecting, but this exceeded anything I had in mind. Color was oil black with an off white to tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasty malty, caramel, butter, a slight hop nose. Palate is perfect, went down so smooth like a milk or lacto stout. creamy barley, almost oaty. delicious

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sizzler80 (459) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 2, 2012
Dark creamy brown almost black pour with a broad tan head and lacing. Aromas of roasted malt, hops, coffee, peat, chocolate, vanilla and berry. Full bodied, dry and bitter on initial sip. The coffee and hops are the first flavours you can pick up. The sweet components arrive next in the order of fruit, chocolate tailing off with vanilla. BRS is earthy and very tasty indeed. A tap of this stuff is a must for every pub in the country. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6108) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2012
February 15, 2011. Shared by garthicus with blankboy and me. 500ml bottle. Deep red-black with an average lasting pancake batter light brown / tan mottled head. Roasty aroma, not too sweet, little hint of iodine - dry. Taste follows, pungent and sweaty bitterness, hardly any alcohol - again, simple dry roast. Slick, average body, mild carbonation, simple finish, but a hint of dry whiffy peat comes out in the linger. Salty iodine character in there too - not bad, just odd.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
midlaa (5) - - MAR 30, 2012 does not count
Look: Black. Slightly lingering beige head Nose: Coffee but lingers as bizarre, almost decay Taste: Barely noticeable carbonation. Start: odd & complex flavours, borderline dry, good finish. Atypical but good stout.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (5750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, some coffee and chocolate. Flavor is sweet and somewhat roasted with some dark chocolate and a dry finish. Medium to thin body, average carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (13575) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle, thx sis. It pours a clear-looking dark reddish brown to black body under a huge, collapsing dark beige head leaving some lacings. Roasted, lightly chocolatey aroma with some dried fruits, and a touch of caramel and metal. The flavor is roasted, almost burnt, with chocolate, some cold coffee. Medium body, quite dry and pleasantly carbonated. Lightly metallic in the toasted, chocolatey finish. Not bad at all, but I prefer the American style stouts. 120330

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (7616) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours deep reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel and coffee. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle at home, thanks Stephanos! Black pour, massive frothy pale beige head. Fruity aniseed nose, hint of roasted barley, some dark chocolate/coffee hints also. Similar palate, slightly tangy with lots of roasted barley flavours. Hint of coffee grounds, dry ashy finish and a surprising kick of citrus bitterness. Not my favourite style, but itís pretty tasty. Edit: as it opens up, more "stouty" flavours develop, some creaminess, maybe even vanilla, more coffee grounds. I actually like this more than I thought! +2 points

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1268) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2012
22 oz Bottle at the Tigh Neachtain Pub on Quay Street. The bartender Hal recommended the Black Rock. He also carried the Galway beers. The stout poured a deep black with a tan head. The taste was a cross of Coke Cola and coffee. Licorice was also detected with a lemon zest kick. The head was not creamy like other Irish stouts. This is a stout to enjoy at the pub with a friend.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (3000) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 2, 2012
Pours dark brown with a fizy head that doesnt hang around. Rich and fruity nose. Dry body but plenty of red fruit, molases and some tobacco making for quite a complex beer.


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