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McGrath's Irish Black - Clanconnel Brewing Company

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McGrath's Irish Black
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7 Ratings
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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 5.71%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NATOuk on 03-11-2011)
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 20:46:46 | More by NilocRellim
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Nunya

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

10-01-2012 08:05:00 | More by mdagnew
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fionn13

Ireland

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

08-14-2012 17:18:00 | More by fionn13
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Bandi

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-31-2012 23:14:50 | More by Bandi
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StJamesGate

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 22:14:01 | More by StJamesGate
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NATOuk

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

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

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

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

Drinkability
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2011 23:58:02 | More by NATOuk
McGrath's Irish Black from Clanconnel Brewing Company
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