Brewed by Galway Bay Brewery
Style: Porter
Galway, Ireland


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
This Rich and Complex beer boasts its roasted coffee notes and hides certain sweetness and chocolate flavours in the background

Hops - Northern Brewer and Willamette

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (24491) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
Draught at Against the Grain. Clear brown coloured with a small off-white head. Light roasted aroma of caramel, peat and chocolate. Light roasted flavour of peat, caramel, fridge and dark chocolate. Roasted finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (21892) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2012
Draught at Brew Dock, Dublin. Very dark brown, small head. Earthy coffee aroma,. Dry with clean mouthfeel. Earth and licorice. Mid bitter finish. Nice roasty flavours, but shallow malt character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
3rd July 2014
Craig on Heat Tasting at ChrisO’s. Hazy deep red - amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and airy, mild fine carbonation. Airy malts, very mild dark character, trace of tangy coffee. Light dry and bitter finish. A bit dull but inoffensive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (18564) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 3, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2015 Bottle at chrisOs... Deep black... Thin tan head... Soft dry toffee hop nose... Dull fruits.. Dull roast... Soft malt roast... Soft sweet malts 5.5abv... Cask at fynefest 2015... Dark black.. Thin tan lacing.. Soft malts.. Soft chocolate roast.. Dark chocolate roast.. Dark malts big soft chocolate roast 3.6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (15794) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle at Craig on heat tasting. Dark brown lasting beige head. Chocolate porter nice soft chocolate. Decent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (15339) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle shared at chriso’s. Pours brown with a frothy, off-white head. Tangy bread in the nose, some leathery fruits. Light to medium sweet flavor, some bitter earth, toasted bread, dirt, baking cocoa. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Bittersweet cocoa to finish, further earth, some coffee. So so.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle at Chriso going Dutch tasting, acquired from Callans in Dundalk 03/07/14. Dark mahogany brown with a moderate light tan head that thins to a swirl and edgeing. Nose is light roast, earthy cocoa, toffee, light spice. Taste comprises earthy cocoa powder, brown bread notes, light roast, mineral pangs, faint hoppy backnotes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light roast finale with a drying element. Ok porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle shared at a private tasting. Batch 087. Pours dark brown with a thin head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, apples and a phenolic note. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, bitter hops. A tad bit thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (10569) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2015
On tap at The Black Sheep, pours a dark brown with a reddish tinge and a small beige head. Nose brings out English bready malt and a tiny touch of espresso. Flavour is along the same lines, with bready malt, toffee and light dry cocoa. Very English. Well-balanced and drinkable. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2012
On draught at Salt House. The beer pours a dark brown color with a medium creamy tan head that diminishes steadily. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt and mild coffee. Light to medium-bodied with a roasty character and notes of grainy malt and coffee. The finish is mildly bitter with a slight coffee and hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

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