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Scotch Irish Black Irish Plain Porter

 (RETIRED)
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Kichesippi Beer Company
Formerly brewed at Heritage Brewing Limited

Style: Porter
Ottawa, Canada

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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This seasonal porter is a brown so deep that it’s almost black. The taste of our "plain" evolves as it warms in the glass; shading from dry chocolate and coffee to chocolate and cobnut. The finish is dry and nutty with just the slightest hint of licorice. Black Irish is brewed from pale ale, crystal, brown and chocolate malts; with roast barley in the mash for the dry astringency characteristic of Irish porters and stouts. Delightful on its own, it makes a wonderful match with smoked salmon, mussels or oysters.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwalking05 (3815) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Deep brown in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is of rubber, roasted malts, dirt and light smoke. Taste is of roasted malts and coffee.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (4168) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Not sure how long this has been retired for, but it tastes a bit past its prime. Or was this what it always tasted like? Guess ill never know. Pours black with a little coca cola head that diappearses immediately. Cole like in ocolour. Taste is a little sour, a little nutty bitterness. Nothing really going on here other than enjoying a slow death in retirement in the beer cellar at the rhino.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4508) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2011
pours clear deep dark brown, nice beige-brownish head, some retention and lacing. deep roasted malts, smoked, tobacco, light acidity, maple, coffee. lively, medium body, long bitter resinous and grapefruity finish. nice brew.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2011
bottle from psprings on 3/21/11. typical color with an aggressive over-carbonated head. it smells and tastes like shorts’ infected bottles... metallic, roast, sesame and sour peanut butter. sharp harsh bubbles and clear infection.yuck. i wanted a re-rate but it looks like its not made any more

0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Bendrixian (1131) - Canadiana, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2011
341 ml stubbie. This is my third experience with this beer being heavily foamy out of the bottles. Roasted notes and some chocolate/sweet notes. has some yeast notes. wow, the beer is almost sour, definitely something wrong here and it is one of the few times i’ve had to just say it is just not a nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HeistAlmighty (1127) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 19, 2011
341ml bottle. Thick texture, strong taste of dark chocolate and coffee. Bitter, but not in a hopsy way.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
terrybail (627) - London, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2011
Bottle from the LCBO Pours a dark ruby black with a good sized frothy tan head with some goood lacing The aroma is roasted malt and coffe chocolate pretty good beer

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rejtable (1378) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2011
This is a very solid beer. Deep dark with great malt and sweet, probably chocolate undertones.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chris__hartley (276) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2011
That essense of plain carries through most definitely. The aroma is of bitter chocolate, and some sort of nutty quality. the appearance is loose dark brown liquid with an increidbly fast dissipating tan head. The palate is quite bubbly yet thin, with a medium body and a bitter finish. As for the taste it tastes of faint coffee with faint chocolate and I think an almost sour cherry. Not too impressive of a brew, all in all.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
manuchampions (1237) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2011
Bottle from LCBO. Pours a frothy brown head on an opaque black body and great lace. Aroma is smokey and chocolatey. Flavour of bitter dark chocolate, roasted malts and coffee. The dry, nutty finish is excellent. Mouthfeel is slightly watery, but OK. I like it but don’t love it.


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