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Dwans Black Pearl

Dwans Black Pearl
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Formerly brewed at Messrs Maguire
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Another Irish classic, this is the stout to have when you’re having more than one. Black Pearl has a deep, dry, roast flavour with the hint or bitter-sweetness that has made Irish souts world famous.
NOTE: This beer is now brewed by the Dwan brewer on Messrs Maguire plant following the closure of the original Dwan brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (11369) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2004
Draught: Dark brown coloured. Dense chocolatish head. Cocoa, malt, some light roastyness in the aroma. Very smooth and malty flavour. Notes of chocolate. Has a medium bitterness in the end. Good one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2004
Sweet aroma. Bitter start, sweet middle malty flavoured finish. The palate has some fruityness and somewhat roasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2003
Dark amber color; creamy head. Peculiar aroma for a stout, with cherry notes! Smooth and very original, with a very light sourness, something undefined, as black fruitness; roasted malt character; light peaty flavor, whisky-like. Very original stout!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
andershn (90) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2003
Draught, 0.5 L in a snifter glass. Nearly black, with few bubbles (nitrogen?). Had a creamy, light brown head which appeared able to last forever. Both aroma and flavour with lots of chocolate. Chocolate was very dominant in the flavour which did not show much bitterness. This and the sweetness completely disguised any presence of alcohol. Mouthfeel was creamy. Excellent, but I probably won't drink more than one per evening.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2003
Very much like Guinness, but more fruit and chocolate. I wil have this again, very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2003
Actually quite liked this, rich, chocolatey, bitter. Nice roastyness on the finish. (Cask- GBBF 03')

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (4065) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2003
Little head, even with a vigorous swirl. Rogue-like hop aroma, moderate body, smooth with little carbonation. Slightly sour element in there but otherwise a mild roastiness. Drinkable. (handpull at GBBF 2003)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rauchbier (3802) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2003
Cask (handpull) GBBF2003. Black/brown, moderate of white head and low condition. Faintly roasted aromas, more roast in the mouth with some chocolate notes and a little too sweet in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (12387) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2003
Somewaht smoky toasty aroma. No head at all. Medium bodied, but with a bit watery texture. Somewhat harsh hops and lots of licorice, blackcurrant and laurel. Long buttery toasty finish, almost creamy. Lacks carbon, this beer is about as flat as a lambic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (6691) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2003
The right stout-look; creamy head, very black. A quite dry palate with a taste from really dark toffee, almost burnt.

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