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Islay Dun Hogs Head Ale

Brewed by Islay
Style: Dry Stout
Bridgend, Isle of Islay, Scotland


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
A dark, dry stout brewed using pale, crystal, chocolate and wheat malts together with un-malted roasted barley. Golding and Bramling Cross hops are used for the bittering, giving a fruity edge to the dry bitterness that comes from using highly roasted malts. Late additions of Bramling Cross hops to the boil add another dimension to the aroma of the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geiserich (3101) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle: Roasty aroma, coffee, malt. Black color, creamy beige head. Flavor is malty, roasty, smoky. Notes of oak barrels, burnt wood, coffee. Good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (5042) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle @ Home. Pours black with a small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, little chocolate , little wood, smoke. Flavor is malts, coffee, dark chocolate, wood, little licorice. Thin body, soft carbonation. 181013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (9832) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Almost black with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 171013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (9829) - DENMARK - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle, 4.4%. Very dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, milk chocolate, coffee and caramel. Flavour is roasted malts, milk chocolate, caramel, medium sweet, hop and a little bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle from AlesByMail.co.uk. Huge head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, caramel, little wood and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1325) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 15, 2013
4.4% bottle at the GJBF Osaka 2013. A classic smokey dark ale aroma with a light tan head on a beautiful dark brown body. The flavor is kind of generally smokey with no balance to it. Kind of average with a very bitter finish. Not really my thing, interesting but not my style. On the bitter side with a bit of smokiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tide (1451) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2013
Bottle at Ardbeg distillery. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and nuts. Bittersweet finish with coffee and vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christopsy (80) - SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle in Port Charlotte, Islay. Pours pitch black with an off white head. Big coffee and hints of dark chocolate. Medium mouth feel.. smells of black coffee

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ration (1900) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2013
180513. Bottle at home. Pours black with a nice head. Aroma roasted malts coffee. Dry palate. Nice overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
olio (5260) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Pours pitch black color with a small beige head. Aroma of dry chocolate, roasted malts, caramel notes, some cocoa and subtle coffee notes. Flavor of mild chocolate, dark fruity notes and some malts. Very watery and thin, and that’s all it takes to bring the score down. A big disappointment.

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