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Galway Bay Stormy Port (2009-2014)

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Formerly brewed at Galway Bay Brewery
Style: Porter
Galway, Ireland

bottled
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
keg, regular
Also available bottled
Was 5.1%
Irish Porter
This Rich and Complex beer boasts its roasted coffee notes and hides certain sweetness and chocolate flavours in the background
Speciality Malts - Roast Barley, Brown, Crystal.
Hops (31 IBU) - Target and Willamette


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerfest5 (1068) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 10, 2014
Bought two bottles from Malloy’s and discovered that one was the 4.8% variety. Pours a thick dark brown with a medium to small tan head that left fairly good lacing on the pint glass. Nice inviting aroma of toasted brown bread, some vanilla, milk chocolate, freshly brewed coffee. Taste is very similar to the aroma with a nice dry chalky mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (1900) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 5, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2013 Take 2 Bottle from Drinkstore, Dublin [071213]
Now...let’s 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
elbernays (314) - IRELAND - OCT 27, 2013
Pours black, big white foam head. Coffee chocolate nose. Burnt malts, earthy, wood taste. Dry papery bitter finish. Big drawback on this is that it’s very gassy. Needs to be smother. High carbonation adds nothing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciaranc (711) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 25, 2013
500ml bottle. Brown black pour, thin white head that doesn?t last. Nice nose, coffee and light chocolate, hints of dusty hops. Flavour follows the nose closely, with a little bitter twist towards the finish. Very dry indeed. Pronounced resiny oiliness in the texture. Another decent beer from these guys.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
triskaideka (104) - IRELAND - AUG 24, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2013 Bottle at home. Poured black with off-white head. Powerful coffee notes in the aroma. Medium mouthfeel lacking a little something. Good though - be happy to try this again.

3.7
   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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skinnyviking (6389) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2013
Draught. Low off-white lasting head. Pitch black body. Sweet coffee choccolate roasted malt aroma and flavor with low carbonation, little hops bitterness and a short finish.

5
   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!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (5664) - .....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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sizzler80 (423) - 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.


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