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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ring of Dingle is named after a scenic road network in Ireland that starts in the city of Dingle and eventually loops back, returning to Dingle. Ring of Dingle is as dark as night. It has a surprisingly light body and a thick, creamy head. It’s flavor is rich and roasty with a clean dry finish.

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Very solid brew. Pours a rich and creamy black, with a nice head. Aroma is great, lots of dry roast and cream. Medium on the palate. Slightly bitter flavor, which is exactly what I wanted. One of my favorites from them, excitied to try it again next year.


3.4
DrnkMcDermott (3136) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2017
Can supplied by Sun King for review. Since this does not have nitrogen in the can, it kicks up a rocky, foamy tan head that lets me try to create what we used to call a "TV beer." And yes, I do have a proper "thistle" glass for stouts, but it has the Goose Island logo from all angles, so I don’t want to cause confusion. The smell is not strong, but does carry just a bit more roast malt than the standard stout. The taste is a little sweet, aided by the CO2 carbonation, with a little bit of marshmallow, and just a tinge of "soured" beer. The finish holds on the a bit of sweetness, including a bit of stickiness on the lips. Its low alcohol makes this a sessionable beer, but just a bit of sweetness means it should be considered during a meal as well.

3.2
thedm (6319) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2017
This canned brew from a bottle shop was served at a cool temperature and poured a head of foamy finely sized dark brown colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind no visible carbonation opaque dark black brown colored body and a poor lacing. The mild aroma was hoppy brown malt and dark malt. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a mellow mild vinous hop aftertaste. The ok flavor contained notes of mild hops brown malt and dark malt. An OK brew just nothing special.

3.4
574deadzone (1419) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2017
Draft. Pours very dark brown with a decent khaki head that settles to nothing with no lace. Nose involves toasted malt, a dash of chocolate, some roast, not a lot of aroma. Fairly sweet, fair bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carb, finishing on the dry side with roastiness. Decent stout.

3.3
vyvvy (6731) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 25, 2017
It pours very dark with a dense tan head. It has a smooth body with soft carbonation. The taste has muted roasted malt, cream and mild chocolate. It’s okay for the style, but not my favorite style.

4.1
MetalNHopHead (2190) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Huge thanks to StFun for this beer. Ring of Dingle has a name that’s annoyingly silly to say, but there’s absolutely nothing irritating about the taste. Thick pour with black liquid. The head is pretty but perhaps not as pillowy and long-lasting as for some Irish Dry Stouts. Roasted barley and cocoa on the nose. It tastes like it smells and smells like it tastes. Roasty, chocolaty - subtle creaminess. Very rich yet exceptionally smooth. Finish is quick and mellow. This brew is totally lacking in bitterness, harsh graininess, or metallic flavors. Reminds me a lot of Murphy’s, and I mean that in the best way.

3.4
djd07 (15544) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2016
Can thanks to Stfun. Pours a dark browb with a medium creamy beige head that lasts. The aroma is dark fruit and roast. Medium mouth, roast and earthy malt, light dryness, good.

3.6
GTAEgeek (2414) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2016
16 oz. can, from StFun. Black color, with a dark brown, fizzy head. The aroma is bittersweet chocolate, chicory, caramel, and light smoke and tobacco. Fairly dry and toasty, with a little bitterness. Medium body, sticky, and nicely grainy. This is a solid, delicious, and pleasantly aggressive and dry.

3.7
Dorkenstein (564) - - MAR 18, 2016
Aromas of soy sauce, roasted malts, cocoa. Taste is Irish soda bread, soy sauce, cocoa, roasted malts, light tart berries.

2.7
ARH (1165) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2015
On tap, poured into a sampler. Mellow chocolate and coffee aromas are noted coming from the dark, near opaque, caramel colored beer. It’s topped by a dense, beige, soap head that retaims a medium thin ring, and leaves an abundant, messy lace. The taste is a medium light bittersweet. The beer is fizzy and thin with a light, smokey chocolate and coffeee. It’s mellow and muted with a dry, coffee like finish and an aftertaste that’s dry with notes of dark chocolate.

3.6
Cjmccahill (48) - Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Jet black, thick dark brown head that fades quickly. Roasty aroma, smooth, medium body. Like a thinner Guinness, decent, but for the money, I'll stick with the original. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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