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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: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (12113) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
Bottle split at Mother Arch, thanks to Leighton, 21/03/15. Light black with a decent tan covering that retains well. Nose is tarte dark fruit rinds, light smoke, red berry linger, malted notes. Taste comprises light band aid, tangy dark fruits, red berry tang, charr, spice, earthy cocoa. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok unintentional sour wild !!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Borresteijn (5248) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2015
50cl Bottle, tfs Leighton! Black colour, big light-beige head. Aroma of some band-aid, funk, peat, earth, roasted malts. Flavour is light ashy, funky, peat, some iodine, seems to have a beginning infection, some lemon. Light bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (2177) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle shared in Bermondsey, thanks to Leighton. Pours a dark reddy brown with a tan head. Aroma is sour and leathery. Medium body, medium carbonation. It’s soured, but still maintains some nice flavours - lemon, dark choc, coffee... Not right, but not awful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (13576) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle shared in Bermondsey - picked up from an online shop. Pours deep brown with a creamy white head. Certainly a bit funky on the nose, hints of brett, dark fruits. Light sweet flavor with a bit of apple, subtle brett, light cocoa, earth, bread, berries. Light bodied with lively carbonation. Slight roast to finish, further earth, dark fruits. Not as intended but still interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
stravale (2424) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from Ales By Mail [150814]
Black, frothy tan head, over carbonated
Aroma of dark malts, soft roast, soft yeast, slight burnt notes
Taste of dark malts, roasted malts, dark fruits, dab of burnt toast, earthy bitter hops
Palate - soft carb eventually, medium body. Finish is very dry, bitter roast malts, coffee grounds, bitter twiggy hops, dry ashy dirty finish
Overall - Rough finish, not a great stout

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mile (3341) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (6199) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4804) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geiserich (3619) - Linz, 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 (7373) - 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

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