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Islay Dun Hogs Head Ale

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

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mile (2887) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle. Very dark brown - almost black, small to average and mostly lasting dark brown head. Moderate malty and lightly sweetish aroma, some roasted malt and light sourness. Body is light to medium, malty and lightly sweetish, light roasted malt and light sourness. Finish is average, malty and dryish, light roasted malt and faint coffee, light sourness and faint hoppyness. Sourish dry stout. Could use more body and roastiness to balance the sourness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5155) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle from Ales By Mail. Pours pitch black with a big creamy tanned head. Aroma is inviting, with some sweet chocolate and roasted malts with cocoa. Taste is light dry with a note of cold coffee, mild chocolate and a light sourness all the way. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4786) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2014
Pours a clear dark reddish brown, under a mid-sized sand-colored head. Pleasant aroma of dry cocoa/chocolate. Hint of grainy malts and hay. Well-bodied, dry and chalky on the palate. Dry chocolatey malt flavor. Mild roast and notes of grain and faint ash. A firm underlaying bitterness throughout. A very good Dry Stout. [Bottle at Lochindaal Hotel, Port Charlotte, Isle of Islay, Scotland. 02.09.13]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geiserich (3305) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (5653) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (10632) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (10824) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (13833) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1659) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tide (1688) - 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.


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