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


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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 it’s own off the shelf. Contains a yeast sediment, store upright and pour carefully. Best served at room temperature.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 19, 2011
Light red tinge to the dark brown body. Oaty, chocolatey aroma is appetizing. Soft, slightly smokey body with luscious, rich milk chocolate character and a hint of roast late.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6030) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle [500ml] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o garthicus. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with an average size diminishing creamy tan head. Mild aroma of light roasted malt and coffee. Flavour is predominantly coffee along with roasted malt, chocolate and toasty bitter finish. Average bodied, slightly creamy mouthfeel. Not bad, an average but enjoyable Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2011
Bottled (thanks omhper!). Rather close to pitch black colour, mediumsized brown head, that leaves a thick nice lace on the beer glass. Aroma is roasted malts, some slight smoke, oatmeal and mild saltyness. Flavour is roasted malts, some toasted notes, toffee, dark fruityness, coffee and some mild "seaweedlike" notes. A rather pleasantly balanced stout with some slight bitterness as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Bottle @ O’Neill’s Dublin. Mostly black with red tint at the bottom. Rich aroma is fudge and espresso. Soft palate with low carbonation. Rich and chocolatey but not so roasty. Then there is a lingering toasty finish that is excellent. Hints of black licorice, but only very subtle, in the beginning. Very nice drinkable body is also full bodied at the same time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Deu (681) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 15, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2013 I tried it on cask at Bull & Castle. Black with a thin ale like head, looks more like a porter than a stout. Really bitter. Will try it again in bottle. Y Update : I tried it again on bottle. It’s a lot better. Less bitter. Rating updated

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (2488) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle. Black with a thin ale like head, looks more like a porter than a stout. Lots of roast in thar aroma. Flavour of roast barley. Texture is thin and finish is very, very dry. Lacks the creaminess you expect from an Irish stout. Decent effort but a bit lacking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2664) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 22, 2011
On cask at Bull & Castle. Appearance: pitch black, thick brown head. Aroma: Coffee, leather, dark chocolate and yeast. Flavour: quite mild coffee, bran, a little dark chocolate, roast chestnut, tea with a long bitter finish. Enjoyable and a joy to have on cask.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19327) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2010
Bottled, from Bull and Castle, Dublin. Very dark brown, creamy beige head. Heavily roasty with tar and chocolate. Dry and dense, concentrated coffee flavour. Salty bitter finish. Feels more potent then you’d expect a 4.3% beer, and more alive and multi facetted than the more available Irish stouts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2010
Dungarvan brewery is proof of the genuine improvement in Irish brewing. Things are getting better. Big aroma for its style, roasted notes, especially chocolate, and a biscuity quality. The flavour is dry (as it should be) with chocolate and coffee, a trace of vanilla and a gentle tartness. A very decent beer

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