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Whitewater Belfast Black

Brewed by Whitewater
Style: Dry Stout
Newry, Northern Ireland


on tap


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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Keg & Bottle; Regular. Has been seen on cask.

Roasted barley, rolled oats, chocolate & black malts combine to produce our Traditional Irish Stout brimming with flavour. The gentle coffee aroma is balanced wonderfully by rich hop flavours.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jredmond (6651) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle in Ireland shared with Linh and Scarlett. Pours a deep brown with thin off white lacing. Aroma is light smoky roast and coffee. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of watery roast. Pretty plain and bland overall. Actually very watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gangstergafje (369) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2015
The beer has a nice dark ruby red color. It is slightly lighter than most Stouts. Most of the times the beer looks black on the eye and only reveals its ruby red color when seen with a good light source behind it. The beer pours quite some almond colored foam. The bulk of the foam disappears after a few minutes, but a little soft blanket of foam remains. The smell is strong and delicious. The beer has a nice bitter smell. You can smell delicious roasted barley and there is a nice dark coffee aroma. There might be some chocolate, but the delicious roasted aroma’s of the roasted barley and the coffee are so strong and clearly present, I am not 100% sure. The taste also contains this strong delicious coffee and roasted barley aroma’s. Besides this, there is mild a hoppy aroma. The fruity hops form a nice contrast with the bitter coffee and roasted barley. The beer has a great mouth sensation. The gasses give a tingly sensation on the tong and palatum.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (4179) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
500ml bottle from Sainsburys Newry, drank in Crossmaglen watching Eurovision. BB April 2016, 4.2%. Black, big foamy tan head, full lacing. Aroma is spice, yeast, ash, chocolate. Body is medium, slightly foamy, soft carbonation. Taste is coffee, ash, chocolate, dry, soft bitterness, salty finish. Highly quaffable - I drank the bottle in around a minute and would happily have done another few. My girlfriend spat her sample down the sink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (10559) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
On nitro tap at McHugh’s, pours black with a creamy beige head. Nose brings out dry bready toffee and some light espresso overtones. Flavour is very restrained, with light dry espresso and some cocoa. Very creamy palate and easy to drink. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (6484) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle at home from asda. Aroma is dry roast, nutty earthy, some lactose sweet. Flavour is composed of dry chalky roast, mineral, little spicy edge, hint of dark choc. Opaque black caramel coloured pour with a lasting light tan head. Palate is medium light with a little chalky carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Weefannybaws (130) - Barrhead, SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2014
500ml bottle from Asda, Bangor, NI. As the name suggests, this is a dark, dark ale. Chocolate, malt taste with sweet, chocolatey aftertaste. Slight coffee aromas. Perfect accompaniment to crisps or nuts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MPA (866) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle, aged four approximately four years. Black with beige head. Coffee and roasted malt in aroma. A moderate sweet, malty, flavour with notes of coffee and a slight burned bitter finish. Very simple beer and easy to forget.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nassoro (37) - Neuchatel, SWITZERLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Quite nice. Great color decent flavor, and nicely different from the dominant stouts. Worth trying

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Don2711 (281) - - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle bought Tesco. Pretty good. Appearance not good and head not great. That said have had many worse. Would drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Purchased at Centra in Bushmills, Northern Ireland. Poured black with a tan head. Nose of chocolate and light ripe fruit. Medium body. Flavor is roasted malts and a dry bitter finish. Pretty good.

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