Brewed by Hanlonís (prev OíHanlonís)
Style: Stout
Newton St Cyres, England


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RATINGS: 471   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Cask & bottle conditioned; Regular.
In the winter of 1996 we were inspired by an Irish tradition for a morning after ícorpse-reviverí - a splash of Port in your stout! The inspired blending of Rich Ruby Port with OíHanlonís award-winning stout has created a unique and original masterpiece of craft brewing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dogbomb (997) - ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2012
Cask at Great British Beer Festival. Jet black with a thin tan bubble head. Smell s of chocolate with banana and a slight vinous edge. In the mouth, more (cheap) chocolate and a little more (cheap) wine. Nice, but like a watered down version of what it COULD be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2012
Sampled from 0.5l bottle @ ōlfestival KÝbenhavn 2012. This is a deep dark brown beer with a small bubbly and sidesticking beige head. The aroma has tones of smoky beef, sweet malts, some cardboard and licorice. Kinda light bodied with a soft silky carbonation level. Light roasted flavors, some chocolate paper, smoky nuances and itís kinda sweet with licorice. Tasty one! 10.05.2012

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4435) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2012
Oct 2009: The first beer in my ídark nightí review session. The brown 500ml bottle was slightly out of date when reviewed (one month and a week). The beer was bottle conditioned. Poured into a pint glass, vase shaped. Obviously well carbonated, because it came out with a lovely healthy fizz, a deep dark ruby red body witha deep tanned head. It looked every inch like a good stout should. A full head stayed throughout the tasting, it did thin out, but it was still there at the end. Expected more of a smell, even as the beer warmed it didnít want to give up any secrets, I am pleased to say some burnt malt and chocolate esters did emerge after a while. An earthy, peat bog sort of aroma also began to rise from the brew even later. Dry at first and in the aftertaste, in the middle came dark chocolate and a little coffee. I tried my hardest to find any írich ruby portí as advertised on the label, but failed. The beer however is smooth (again as advertised on the label) and has a rich texture and body. A very good start to my evening, I hope the next two or three (depending on my mood and soberness) are as drinkable as this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shoulderbroken (2418) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 27, 2012
Cask at the Harp. Dar red brown colour with beige golden head. Aroma is dark fruit, plum, bit of roasty coffee malt. Taste is fruity, bit of marzipan, pretty sweet. Bit like a mild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1434) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2012
Tasted this at the Troon Beer Festival in September 2004. Cask, handpump dispense. Jet black in colour with a thin white head. rich roast malt and coffee granules in the long aroma. Thick creamy texture to the mouthfeel and good lacing throughout. Dark malts give a moist maltloaf base with burnt toast notes which quickly fade to give a sweet damson fruit flavour which soon intensifies. There is a slightly dry dusty prickle of hop resins present in the brief aftertaste. Finish is smooth and malty with vinous cask notes present. A very decent Irish Stout and well recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (5343) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Cask. Deep brown with a modest light-brown head. The nose has all the classic roasted malt flavors: coffee, caramel, brown sugar. Thereís a distinct sweet cherry fruit tang on the tongue, then some deep oak and ashen flavors. Nice medium mouthfeel with a slightly wet finish. A pint worth trying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (3216) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
bottle - 500ml. Opaque black body with a thick beige foamy head. Well balanced malty/hoppy aroma with fruity, vineous hints. Taste carries woody notes and ends with a decent bitter/roasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4513) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 2, 2011
500ml bottle pours almost black in color with somes reds coming through when held to a light source. Aromas of roasted malts, fruits and some light aromatic hops. Taste is roasted malty sweetness and a little fruit sweetness from the port and a bit of hoppy bitterness at the end. A little different than your typical stout and was a pleasure tasting this unique gem.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GatorGuy92 (28) - Valrico, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2011
This beer smells great, probably the best aspect of the beer. A nice stout with ruby port added to it? Very promising. Unfortunately it does not live up to the expectations. Not bad, just not great. It tastes like a stout with port added to it (go figure). The tart smell could have been brought more forward and brought this beer together better. Oh well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (12436) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2011
Cask @ Cockney Pub, Aarhus. Clear dark reddish brown with an off-white head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee and soy sauce? Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 160911

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