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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: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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 13/20
ruramikael (103) - SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2016
can’t describe in detail, drank it one week ago. But more stout than porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (9423) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2016
(bottle, courtesy of pivnizub) Dark brown to black coloured hue with a brown mid-sized foamy head. Roasted malty aroma with notes of coffee, dark chocolate, leather, as well as a tinge of grassy hops. Roasty bitter flavour, light bodied with a calm carbonation. Dry roast-malt character with loads of coffee and dark chocolate; dry and bitter finish joined by a moderate level of sourness. Not particularly rounded but still likeable. 03.II.16

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (10139) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2015
Bottle(picked up @Manufactum Waltrop): Literally black, mid-sized creamy tanned head, that slowly collapses; dry toasty-roasty nose, traces of bitter chocolate and - maybe - hints of caramel; dry and solid bitter flavour, a subdued sweetness is barely detectable, indeed; not too light bodied; lingering and astonishingly soft bitter roasty finish, some malty spots work as a counterweight. Nice brew…

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tlind2 (1590) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle@Ardbeg. Very deep brown color, tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Dry, roasted flavor with hops and unsweetened chocolate. Slightly tart finish. Medium body, medium carbonation. Standard stout -- served too warm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (8009) - ITALY - JUN 16, 2015
bottle scura buona schiuma piuttosto persitente toasture caffe secca maro medio lieve cola

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Bottled (from AbM, old backlog). Deep brown/black colour with a mediumsized brown head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts, chocolate as well as some cereals and mild grassy notes. Flavour is coffee, liquorice, ashes, roasted malts along with some ripe fruit and mild metallic notes as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (16879) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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 (6396) - Zaandam, 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 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - 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 (18527) - 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.

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