Clanconnel #6 McGrath's Irish Black Stout

Brewed at Hilden

Style: Dry Stout
Craigavon, Northern Ireland


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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Bottle, regular (originally #4)
This Irish dry stout has been handcrafted using only the finest ingredients to create a beer, full of character and of true Irish pedigree just like that of the ’immortal black’ Master McGrath.
A traditional dry stout, combining rich roasted malts with hints of coffee and dark fruit, balanced carefully by the earthy hops - smooth on the palate with a lingering dry finish!

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flying_pig (1701) - SCOTLAND - SEP 15, 2017
330ml bottle from Tesco, Enniskillen (£1.80):
This one was a very nice stout from Clanconnel, definitely much better than either of the two beers that I had from the brewery previously & one that I'll likely find myself drinking again at some point in the near future. The beer p[opened with some great roasted flavours along with subtle touches of sugar & chocolate to add a little sweetness; there was some pleasant coffee flavours too which helped impact just a touch of bitterness. It was relatively complex, especially when compared to previous offerings from the brewery & it went down very easily as well; great stuff.

Ascelja (1996) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 8, 2017
Bottle. Hazy dark brown body, high beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts. Taste is roasty bitter, dry. Coffee, chocolate, roasted malts. Light to medium body, high carbonation.
Not bad.

Rotin (2017) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 8, 2017
Bottle 0.5l. Dark brown to black colored. AROMA- roasted malts, chocolate. FLAVOR- neutral, bitter, roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate. Medium bodied.
Not bad.

Benzai (17005) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2017
Bottle shared with Niilstrong @ The Garrick, Belfast. Opaque black color, full sized dense and creamy mocha colored head that lasts for a long time. Aroma is malts, slightly smoked malts, earthy, soft roast. Taste malts, dark malts, soft to moderately roasted malts, earthy and dry with a decent malt bitter finish. Solid dry stout I’d say.

JPDIPSO (6317) - Wauwatosa, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Dark brown with a tight small lid of off-white bubbles. Various grain aromas. Nice malts flavors with touches of mild coffee, dark chocolate and mild dark fruit. A touch thin, and quite bitter in the finish. 5/11

TheKernOwl (217) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Tighter than Gordon Brown, but a much darker shade of brown – and probably has more roast-y notes than old G.B. Tight nose: rye bread, fishfingers or smokey bacon crisps. Mild roast taste – just a hint of coffee bean and dark choc. Bit too fizzy?

jredmond (8982) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle purchased in Derry, shared with Linh and Scarlett in Donegal, Ireland - July 2015. Pours a deep brown body with thin tan lacing. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of caramel malt, burnt toast and lots of roast. Super roasty.

mcberko (20468) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle at The Garrick, pours black with a small white head. Nose brings out lots of roast and some dry espresso. Flavour isn’t as great unfortunately, but still pleasant, with very lightly roasted malt and some espresso. Medium bodied and pleasant. Decent stuff.

CH-303 (2449) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAR 16, 2015
Appearance: Very dark brown, quite flat.
Aroma: Dark malt, coffee, roasted.
Taste: Dark malt, roasted, coffee, burnt, nice. Impressive for a quite low ABV.
Bought: Trade with rosenbergh - thank you very much!, 500 ml
Info: 14/3-2015, BB: 30/4-2015

alex_leit (5540) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle 0.5 l. Really black with minimal head. Smells burnt barley, rye bread and roasted malt. Taste: dry, velvety, slightly sour from burnt barley, light sweet, typical dry stout.

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