tomer (2849) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUL 3, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At a tasting, thanks, smallish head, deep brown color, with burgundy red hues, strong coffee aroma with some greenish notes,strong roasted coffee flavor with greenish notes and a light pleasant sourness, light bodied. Easy and enjoyable but quite simple.
DSG (11353) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Tom L. Dark brown to black. Aroma of lots of coffee beans, a bit vegetal, dark chocolate, roast. Roasty flavor, rather dry, slightly sweetish, with roast, coffee, and a bit of dark chocolate. Medium-bodied.
teorn88 (6038) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at ChrisO tasting, London. It pours a dark brown color with small beige head. Aroma is quite dry and powdery, with cocoa, espresso, earth, nuts and spices. Taste has light bitterness, medium dry with more powdery cocoa and espresso, light ashes and earth. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, decently tasty
thelynchfella (199) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 3, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured black with off white head. Roasted malt aroma. Flavour is of roasted malt, espresso. Medium carbonation with a dry finish. Ok beer. Expected a bit more from dungarvan though to be honest
Padchenko (266) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown/black with a small beige/white head. Roasted barley and oats combined. Relatively bitter with coffee discernible in the flavour and in the aroma
triskaideka (336) - Killarney, IRELAND - FEB 11, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle at home - pours black with beige head. Aroma is roasted notes with coffee. Flavour dominated by roastd barley. Fairly thin bodied - a bit disappointed in this compared to other Dungarvan products
sk75 (32) - Ballyshannon, IRELAND - NOV 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours a dark brown with an light brown fine head that disappears quickly leaving alittle lacing.
The aroma is earthy, coffee and grass.
The taste is the same but with a watery medium smooth finish.
elbernays (1181) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home from Blackrock cellar. Pours black with tan head which disappears. Aroma is coffee, burnt malts, earth, lactose, nuts. Flavour is dry coffee beans, earth, nuts, chalk, wood. Very dry finish with a dark chocolate coffee aftertaste. Oatmeal stouts are usually a bit heavier than this. This is light bodied but has a good flavour. Okay.
mR_fr0g (8494) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at Chriso’s mid-week lasting 03/07/14. Thanks to Colin for the Irish tick. OPaque dark brown coloured pour with a thin cream head. Aroma is spicy pepper, nutty, ginger nut biscuit, slight stale. Flavour is coffee beans, pepper, chalky, roast and dark choc and some earthy notes. Bit uncut. Palate is dryish, moderate carbonation, grainy biscuit. Fairly solid beer.
Theydon_Bois (16423) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Chriso going Dutch tasting, acquired from Callans in Dundalk 03/07/14.
Dark mahogany brown with a good sized light tan head that retains well.
Nose is light roast, smoke, coffee, faint whisper of soap, caramel, cocoa powder.
Taste comprises roast malt, earthy rub, dark berry fruit, coffee much more subdued.
Medium bodied, touch of prickly carbonation - overcooked in this respect, semi drying close.
Ok, nothing I’d revisit mind.