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McGrath's Irish Black - Clanconnel Brewing Company

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McGrath's Irish Black
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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 5.45%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Clanconnel Brewing Company visit their website
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: NATOuk on 03-11-2011)
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Reviews by NilocRellim:
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3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle. The beer was a solid, dark brown, and clear. It was very potent with chocolate, figs, and wood/oak. The taste was on par with the nose... coffee, chocolate, sweet-figs, smokey-oak. The beer was surprisingly light-bodied and had a nice, clean finish.

Would I buy it again? Definitely.

NilocRellim, Jan 22, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of fionn13
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

fionn13, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of mdagnew
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

mdagnew, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of NATOuk
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Black/Deep Ruby Red. A thin head which surges up slowly then dissipates leaving a white ring around the edge of the glass.

Dark Malts, a inviting chocolate smell with a beautiful sweetness.

Starts slow but develops a deep coffee taste which gives way to a lingering bitterness on the finish, slight tang of alcohol. Very smooth.

Light carbonation, medium body, not quite as heavy as you might expect from such a dark beer (but not necessarily a bad thing)

Exceptionally easy to drink, I will definitely pick up more of this as a regular tipple. Based on this particular beer, I am very much looking forward to trying the other two currently available from Clanconnel Brewing Company.

As a side note, It's also great to see another Microbrewery spring up in Northern Ireland. The country, despite the reputation is quite poor in terms of the availability of quality craft beers in pubs, but at least it's good to see more locally produced beers which can be enjoyed at home.

NATOuk, Mar 11, 2011
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4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Garnet-tinged black with piles of creamy tan head. Smoke, soil, coffee and bark on the nose. Dark malts with raisin and molasses with earthy, mulchy English hops with some kola spice and definite roasted sourness. Brown sugar finish and slightly tarry bitter linger. Creamy, smooth, round, medium, chewy.

Dark notes for a Dry Irish. Roast and hops definitely lead. Easy drinker but plenty to keep the interest.

StJamesGate, Jul 24, 2011
Photo of Nunya
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Nunya, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of Bandi
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Bandi, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of mdfb79
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%

From 08/28/14 notes. 16.9 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottle back back from Dublin, Ireland.

Pours a dark brown color with two inches of dark tan head and low to moderate carbonation evident. Light coffee, chocolate, cream, roasted malts, and sweet dark fruits. Smells is a bit one dimensional with chocolate. Thin, watery body and low carbonation.

Overall a decent beer, easy to drink but the body is too thin and the nose is a little weak. Taste is much better, one of the better stouts I've had from actual Ireland.

mdfb79, Sep 02, 2014
McGrath's Irish Black from Clanconnel Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.