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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Elscaldieo (10) - IRELAND - JUL 7, 2013
This is a wonderful rich and complex stout. Dark malty foam head. Lovley! A must try!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (7256) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2013
words that came out of my mouth after my first sip "oh my god! that is goood!!" .. . has a great deep roast .. velvety mouth .. wonderfully balanced .. i want to fill a jacuzzi up with this and get wrinkled up by this beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoptimusPrimed (107) - SPAIN - JAN 17, 2015
Not usually a porter fan but this is really good. Chocolate, coffee, not too heavy. Nice deep dark porter with good lacing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenkiGonzo (772) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 5, 2015
Draught at Black Sheep in Dublin. Almost black with a tan head. Milk chocolate aroma. Flavour starts milk chocolate then has a bit of roast coffee and finishes with some hop bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Deu (912) - Nantes, FRANCE - JUL 19, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2012 Great porter I take it whenever I see it. available on tap at the black sheep in Dublin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ambro206 (278) - ITALY - MAR 23, 2015
Una birra scura e complessa. Si apre in bocca con un importante tostato poi evolve in cioccolato e leggero fruttato. Bella pienezza e finale lungo. La carbonazione forse eccessiva e non lascia una bella sensazione.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sizzler80 (502) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 12, 2013
Pitch black pour with a medium beige head. Aroma: Roasted malt, hint of pepper, smoky notes, peat., coffee. Taste: slightly dry and full bodied. Slightly bitter with a hint of peppery heat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Coyler (112) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 20, 2013
Wow what a nice dry porter. Pours black with thin lacy head. Aroma is full of roasted malts, mouthfeel is smooth and dry, good length with flavours of roasted coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (3148) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 3, 2014
Draught. Jet black with a coffee head. Aroma is light sweet roast. Flavour is pronounced chocolate, strong base of roasted malt, vanilla cream on a very long dry roasted base.
Earlier Rating: 12/22/2012 Total Score: 3.6
Draught. Black with a tan heat. Aroma is dry malt. Flavour is toasted coffee malt with a touch of creamy vanilla. Dusty dry velvet finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2567) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 18, 2014
Keg @ Oslo, Galway [160414] NEW version
Black, rich tan head, good lacing
Aroma - Soft roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark malts
Taste - Soft roast, deeper dark malts than before on tap, fairly sweet malts, plain chocolate, getting a brown bread hint, dab of burnt malts, nice
Palate - Too cold and fizzy at first...so let warm up. Soft carb, medium body, mouth coating malts. Finish is a bit dry, clinging dark malts, soft chocolate.
Overall - This new one on tap gets 3.7, the old bottled brew 3.8 (which I might have overrated tbh). The old tap one I scored 3.4. So this for me has improved on tap (even though Ive given a lower score overall to the new one). I rated it after it had warmed up for 20 - 30 minutes and lost some of the fizz.. Ive rated Buried At Sea 3.7 - I seem to like both these beers as much. Maybe Ill do a blind bottle tasting of the two...
Earlier Rating: 12/5/2013 Total Score: 3.8
Take 2 Bottle from Drinkstore, Dublin [071213]
Now...lets try the bottle...Very dark caramel brown, big frothy beige head, bit over fizzy from bottle, some lacing
Aroma - soft roast, soft dark caramel, slight burnt note, hint of chocolate
Taste - Smooth sweet rich dark malts, soft bitter roast, slight burnt notes, hint of coffee, dark chocolate, some molasses, dab of treacle, bit of yeast (err I accidently poured a couple of chunks in), much more flavour than the fizzy keg...this would work REALLY well on cask
Palate - Soft carb (after I let the fizz go down), medium body. bit sticky, quite dark rich mouthcoasting malts. Finish as main flavour, quite dry dark rich sweet malts
Overall - This is much better bottled 3.4 > 3.8

Keg @ Salt House, Galway [021213] 6/3/7/3/14
Fairly black, ruby edges through glass, off white head
Aroma - touch of dark malt, hint of bitter hop, subdued aroma
Taste of dark malts, roasted malts, touch of chocolate, some burnt toast
Palate - Moderate carb, light body, too fizzy for a stout, tad thin, Finish - some roast burnt malts, bit dry
Overall - Not quite as good as the chocolate milk stout. Think I would prefer this cask conditoned or bottled (which I have and will re-rate soon). Not sure that keg is the best dispense for this particular beer.

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