Galway Bay Brewery Reviews




Fin
4.2
Galway Bay Two Hundred Fathoms (2017)
Bottle from Grunting Growler, Glasgow, consumed at Camping Des Chevrets, nr St Malo, Brittany, Tuesday 20th June 2017. Pours black thick in the mouth, gritty bitter cocoa, smooth but with a drawn out bourbon boozy flavour. A little bit of warmth, some sweet kirsch, lingering soft roast, chocolate comes back, it’s great. A8 A4 T9 P5 Ov16 4.2
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

sjogro
3.8
Galway Bay Of Foam and Fury
Sampled from bottle at THT June at kwartje. Slightly unclear golden with thin white head. Sweet malts, peach, pine, tropical fruit, marijuana. Big sweet and moderate bitter. Over medium body. Very malty and slick, soft carbonation. Nice.
Friday, June 16, 2017

mariuspoenari
3.8
Galway Bay Of Foam and Fury
Sampled at the June THT. Clear golden with visible sediments in suspense. Thin white head. Notes of onions, dank hops, citrus, tropical fruit, passion fruit, skunky stuff. Nice!
Friday, June 16, 2017

Maakun
3.8
Galway Bay Of Foam and Fury
8 3 8 4 15 Bottle shared at THT. Clear golden with small off white head. Lemon, sweet pineapple, sweet caramel malts, some marijuana, light pee, mango. Over medium sweet and medium bitter. Over medium bodied, quite nice.
Friday, June 16, 2017

Ascelja
3.6
Galway Bay Stormy Port
#1403
Bottle. Dark brown to black body, small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, rosty notes, mint, licorice, herbs, alcohol. Taste is neutral with roasted bitterness and light sweetness. Prunes, dark fruits, lot of chocolate, licorice again, herbs, touch of coffee and nuts. Medium body and carbonation.
Very good.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Rotin
3.6
Galway Bay Stormy Port
Bottle 0.5l. Cloudy, deep brown colored. AROMA- chocolate, malts, nuts, tones of licorice. FLAVOR- neutral, lightly bitter, chocolate, nuts, lactic tones. Medium bodied, creamy texture.
Very good.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

bierkoning
4
Galway Bay Two Hundred Fathoms (2017)
Bottle. Almost black. Malt, chocolate, raisin and a hint of whisky in the aroma. Hint of licorice. Full bodied. Malty sweet with chocolate, roast, oak and whisky. Slightly alcoholic. Dry finish with a hint of licorice. Complex. Good beer!
Monday, June 12, 2017

MarcoDL
4
Galway Bay Of Foam and Fury
Bottle. Golden pour. Aroma of mango, resinous hop, pineapple, mild pine and peach. Taste is really hoppy, with citrus, peach, mango, pineapple, soft pine and tropical fruit. Great hop bomb.
Sunday, June 11, 2017

blackisle
3.7
Galway Bay Buried At Sea
Bottle 33cl. poured into a teku glass. Pitch black, small foamy tan head, mostly diminishing, light lacing; aroma roasted malts, cocoa, some caramel; smooth taste, medium sweet and light bitter, dark malts, chocolate, lactose, bit toffee, light spicy notes; sweetbitter aftertaste, light chocolate, coffee ground; medium body, watery to thin creamy texture, soft carbonation; nice milk stout.
Monday, June 5, 2017

caesar
3.3
Galway Bay Full Sail
Bottle from Burg, batch 0361 BB 23.02.18, 33 cl sample. Hazy golden to orange color, short frothy head. Aroma of citrussy hop, bit cookie malt and slight melon. Soft bitterness, slight sweet caramelly malt. Ok.
Monday, June 5, 2017

garthicus
4.1
Galway Bay Two Hundred Fathoms (2017)
Batch #0311, appearance , Jet black, thick mocha head. Aroma: whiskey and chocolate and smoke and leather. Smells awesome, can’t wait till it mellows out in a couple of years. Flavour: still a little ’hot’ (to be expected). Alcohol, whiskey, wood, smoke, dark choclate and leather with a long bitter wood finish. Lovely.
Sunday, June 4, 2017

mjik83
4
Galway Bay Of Foam and Fury
33cl flesje via Mans, Margraten Alcoholpercentage van 8,5% Uitgeschonken in St. Bernardus glas Uiterlijk: oranjekleurig met kleine schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: goede volle neus van tropische fruit, smaak is ook fruitig, citrus, grapefruit, klein zoetje van mango, bitter genoeg Conclusie: goede stevige DIPA
Friday, June 2, 2017

mjik83
2.7
Galway Bay Ale
33cl flesje via Mans, Margraten Alcoholpercentage van 4,4% Uitgeschonken in Seef glas Uiterlijk: donkeroranje/amber met kleine schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: neus is fruitzurig, caramel, moutig, rood fruit Conclusie: niet zo enthousiast
Friday, June 2, 2017

ShivanDragon
4.1
Galway Bay Banished Sun
Zwart met mooie kaki kraag en goed plakkerig. Aroma van geroosterde en gebrande mouten, vanille, iets van laurier, cacaopoeder, chocolade, koffie, prima. Smaken zijn zacht, matig zoet, alcohol, lichte scherpe toets, matig bitter, geroosterd en gebrand, lichte laurier, koffie, bonen, vanille, cacaopoederig en chocolade, had voor mij wel iets dikker gemogen qua textuur, redelijke body, goede afdronk.
Thursday, June 1, 2017

bierkoning
2.8
Galway Bay Ale
Bottle. Dark amber color. Malt, caramel and floral notes and a hint of butter in the aroma and flavor. Sweetish. Friendly.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Sven1973
3.6
Galway Bay Althea
Gezapft bei Brew Dock in Dublin. Trübes in grüne hineingehende Gelb. Fingerbreiter Schaum. Aroma: Intensiv nach Mango und Apfelsine. Voller Antrunk, Kohlensäurehaltig. Geschmack: Mango, Grapefruit, Koriander, würzig im Hintegrund. bitter
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

caesar
3.1
Galway Bay Althea
Bottle from Burg, batch 0366 BB 03.03.18, 33 cl sample. Cloudy golden color, short frothy head. Aroma of slight citrussy hop, bit yeasty, bit flowery tea. Soft bitterness, sharp dry yeasty notes. Too much yeast, that made the beer too dry and therefore the bitterness too sharp. Mediocre.
Sunday, May 28, 2017

orbit
3.4
Galway Bay Of Foam and Fury
Nice IPA, but definetly not as good as suggested here, a little over-the-top taste which is nice, but doesn’t want you ordering again..
Sunday, May 28, 2017

MarcoDL
2.7
Galway Bay Full Sail
Bottle. Golden color. Aroma of grassy hop, herbs and malt. Taste has grassy herbal hop, bitter floral dryness and some malt. About 2,5 months old, but tastes like it has already been a year since bottling. Expected more.
Monday, May 22, 2017

Ferris
3.6
Galway Bay Two Hundred Fathoms (2017)
Bottle - Light barrel and some boozy notes. Sweet chocolate syrup. Jet brown with a rich brown head, dark roasty malts, raw woody barrel notes and a dry chocolate almost sweet finish.
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Benzai
3.5
Galway Bay Two Hundred Fathoms (2017)
Sampled at Van Moll Brewpub shared with Ferris. Dark brown to black color, medium sized beige head. Smell and taste malts, barrel aging for sure, malt bitter, some roast, roast bitter. Ok stout.
Sunday, May 21, 2017

rosenbergh
4.1
Galway Bay Two Hundred Fathoms (2016)
500 ml bottle. #0182. From a trade with Beersiveknown. Thanks Steve! Black color with a small tan head. Roasted malt, ash, dryness, salty licorice, mild peat and some crème brûlée in the aroma. The flavor is roasted malt, whiskey, sweetness, toffee, molasses, salty licorice and some Bourbon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, May 21, 2017

allmyvinyl
4
Galway Bay Two Hundred Fathoms (2017)
Bottle shared with Ashton McCobb. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, whisky, smoke, liquorice. Taste has all this and light spice too. Long finish. Good.
Sunday, May 14, 2017

stjamesgate
3.8
Galway Bay Black Forest Cherry Porter
On tap at Black Sheep, Dublin. Garnet black with film. 3.75 Tart cherry, barrel, and carob. 3.75 Mulch, some carob + licorice, touch of barrel, touch of tartness, cherry skin + a clean finish. 4 Light+, crisp, dry. 4 Some tart/musty notes - is this leftover from Christmas? Cherry very subtle. Still, solid old school English porter underneath. 3.75
Friday, May 12, 2017

Garrold
3.7
Galway Bay Full Sail
Tap. Friends of Ham, Leeds. Fashionably hazy, deep gold. Film of white head. Nose has grainy malts. Orange rind and pith. Some strawberry hop. Notes of pine needle and minty toffee. Taste is pithy and citrus oil bitter. Clean mouthfeel. Fine, sharp carbonation. Dries out somewhat towards the end. Nice and clean.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

AshtonMcCobb
4
Galway Bay Two Hundred Fathoms (2017)
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Appearance - opaque black with a lovely fawn head. Nose - smoke and chocolate. Whisky edge to it. Dried fruits. Taste - more chocolate, sweet wood spice and whisky. Palate - medium to full bodied with a creamy texture. Long elegant finish. Overall - really good.
Monday, May 8, 2017

ShivanDragon
3.6
Galway Bay Hexed
fles, 0,5L, roze etiket, double ipa, schenkt gouden met witte kraag. aroma van veel frisse hop, citrus, mandarijn, den, sinaasappel, gras, lichte hars. Smaken van grapefruit, redelijk bitter, redelijk kruidig door de hop, grassig, mango, sinaasappel, kruidig, citrus, tropisch fruit. verder ok. maar ben niet zo’n hele fan van deze op, die vrij lang blijft aanhouden en na een tijdje wat onaangenaam begint te worden, door het wat grassige/kruiden/paarden karakter.
Sunday, May 7, 2017

SarkyNorthener
3.4
Galway Bay Buried At Sea
Bottle as birthday present from s_Hartshorne, cheers brother. Black beer with small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts and lactose. Taste is also chocolate, roasted malts and lactose and some pepper. Decent.
Friday, May 5, 2017

Evilkniamhel
3.6
Galway Bay Two Hundred Fathoms (2017)
Bottle from appellation wines dalry road. Nose of oak, burnt toffee, dark chocolate, toast, subdued. Taste is light whisky, molasses, marmite, not as full bodied as I was expecting.
Thursday, May 4, 2017

Grumbo
4
Galway Bay Of Foam and Fury
Bottle from Tall Boys Beer Market, Leeds. Pours clear gold colour with a lasting off white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, hop, light malt, caramel, and citrus. Moderate sweetness, medium bitterness. Medium body, oily texture, soft to average carbonation. Finish is bitter and tropical. Good beer.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

ATulloch
4.2
Galway Bay Of Foam and Fury
Pours a very clear golden with a thin white head that fades down. Some lacing. Aromas of pineapple, mango, toffee apple and pine. Flavour is mango, citrus, tangerine pith and bitter pine. Bitter finish. Lovely
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

DwarfeD
3.5
Galway Bay Althea
33cl bottle at home. Hazy golden with a medium white soapy head. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Subtle bitterness with some fruity sweetness. Citrus, pineapple, lychee and grapefruit. Quite nice.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Beersiveknown
3.7
Galway Bay Two Hundred Fathoms (2017)
draught at the gasworks (alongside 2015/2016 releases)
quite thick and sweet, perhaps a bit young this year, more whiskey character and less wood than 2016 but still not as well rounded as 2015 but will probably age well. opaque dark brown with pillowy dark grey head collapsing to lacing. cocoa, berries, demerara and treacle then vanilla and a boozy whisky punch. back on form.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

belfastjames
4.4
Galway Bay Two Hundred Fathoms (2017)
Bottle, batch 0311. Amazing as always, pours black with small Biege head, aroma is whisky, chocolate, dark fruits. Taste is whisky some sweetness, chocolate, wood. Nice bitterness, lovely thick mouthfeel. Up there with one of the best barrel aged stouts in the world
Monday, May 1, 2017

elbernays
3
Galway Bay Careen
Pint in brewdock. Bread, dough, yeast notes. Fairly creamy flavour. Everything you would expect in a lager.
Sunday, April 30, 2017

elbernays
4.2
Galway Bay Two Hundred Fathoms (2017)
Draught at brewdock. Pours oily black with wispy tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, vanilla, oak, lactose, whiskey, leather, liquorice notes. Flavour is is a wood oak whiskey with chocolate coffee in the mix. Medium body. Rounded and tasty. Pretty good as always.
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Countbeer
3.8
Galway Bay Full Sail
Bottle: Served in a Shaker: Hazy orange body with a white head. Nose of hop/hopmflowers/hopfruit... One expects a good flavourfull IPA, yet the body is quite thin... Some hops and hop fruits with a tint from flowers. Floral, bitter, bitter fruit tint... Aftertaste is bitter, light hoppy with mainly bitter fruits... Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied. Decent, but expected more!
Sunday, April 23, 2017

langeveld12
4
Galway Bay Of Foam and Fury
Massive fruits, massive malts and massive bitterness. Citrus fruits, resin, pine. Sweet fruits and red fruits. Medium to full bodied. Lovely.
Sunday, April 23, 2017

stravale
2.7
Galway Bay / Whiplash Touching The Scald
Keg @ Brew Dock, Dublin [030417]
Caramel brown, murky, fizzy beige head
Aroma of soft caramel, hint of toffee, little on nose
Taste of caramel, soft toffee, dab of fruity malt, touch of toasted malts, brown bitter sweet malts, not much going on, dull
Palate - Medium carb, too fizzy for the style, thin to medium body, soft sweet, very light bitter, tad of sharp acidity. Finish as main flavour slight brown bread
Overall - Too fizzy. This is a brown bitter, not a porter at all. €5.80/pt for a 4% brown bitter is a joke

Sunday, April 23, 2017

MonsterMagnet
3.1
Galway Bay Ale
Bottle, pours a nice clear deep amber with an off white head. Malty with some hops, rather boring really.
Sunday, April 23, 2017

MonsterMagnet
3.3
Galway Bay Full Sail
Bottle, pours hazy yellow with a white head. Pretty muted aroma. Taste is herbal with citrus, tangerine and notes of pineapple. Moderate bitter finish. Seems a bit muted all, perhaps old? bb date is feb 2018, which is 10 months from now.
Sunday, April 23, 2017

s_hartshorne
3.2
Galway Bay Buried At Sea
Bottle tall boys beer market. Black descent tan head. Aroma is coffee choc taste same good roasty nice lactose sweetness and good bitter finish. Good beer just a little thin a watery which is a shame.
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Wojo21
3.8
Galway Bay Althea
Bardzo przyjemny, rześki, cytrusowy, grapefruitowy aromat. Barwa ciemno złota, zamglone o bujnej pianie. W smaku mocno goryczkowe jak na session ipa, wytrawne, dobre.
Friday, April 21, 2017

Johnstledger8
3.6
Galway Bay Stormy Port
Draught. Pours a dark opaque black with a lasting foamy light beige head. Aroma is of dark fruits, treacle, caramel, dark chocolate, slightly bitter. Taste is of dark fruits, figs, raisins, blackcurrant, nuts, chocolate, grassy. Watery to oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

oh6gdx
3.3
Galway Bay Space Suit
[email protected] Lost-Box Hotel Room tasting. Ambery red colour with a small white head. aroma is fruity and wooden with some mild sour berries. Flavour is rather fruity with sour and tart wood to go along with it.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

oh6gdx
3.5
Galway Bay Diving Bell
[email protected] Lost-Box Hotel Room tasting. Ambery brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is toasted, mild toffee, some earth and raisins with some slight peated notes. Flavour is big time boozy raisin sweetness, alcohol, some toffee and mild toasted notes. Yet quite tasty.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

bierkoning
3.6
Galway Bay Althea
Bottle. Golden color. Grapefruit and lychee in the aroma. Thin but firm hopbitter flavor. Grapefruit. Earthy notes. Good!
Monday, April 17, 2017

tricksta_p
3.9
Galway Bay Banished Sun
Bottle from Speciaalbierpakket. Aroma is dark malt, roast, cocoa, coffee, dark chocolate, espresso, touch of liquorice, ash and caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter. Body is above medium. Yum, nice chocolate & coffee Porter, smooth and rich.
Sunday, April 16, 2017

tricksta_p
3.5
Galway Bay Althea
Bottle from Speciaalbierpakket. Aroma is citrussy hops, some lemon, floral notes, soft pale malt, with some tropical notes. Flavour is light sweet and moderate bitter. Body is medium. Nicely crisp and citrussy Session IPA, light and very refreshing. Goes down very well.
Saturday, April 15, 2017

tricksta_p
2.9
Galway Bay Ale
Bottle from Speciaalbierpakket. Magnum and Williamette hops. Aroma is bready malt, caramel, some toffee with a slight hint of dried fruits. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Body is medium. A bit dull this one, mostly just crystal malts, not bad but it lacks character.
Saturday, April 15, 2017