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Black Friday - Long Ireland Beer Company

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very good

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.28%

Brewed by:
Long Ireland Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: cosmicevan on 12-10-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-24-2013 05:10:35 | More by tobelerone
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-31-2014 01:05:35 | More by Bandi
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New York

3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. After pouring this into a snifter glass, it formed a quarter finger high dense mocha-colored head that quickly dissipated, leaving only some delicate lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of chocolate malts, roasted malts, and licorice are present in the nose. The smell becomes a bit stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell, except that the chocolate malts seem to be a bit stronger and impart flavors of dark unsweetened and bitter chocolate bars. No alcohol is perceptible.
M: It feels nearly full-bodied and a little smooth on the palate (with a viscosity approaching motor oil) and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation. The alcohol lends a bit of warming to the mouthfeel.
O: This beer is really nice if you like aromas and rich flavors of bittersweet chocolate. It's not as roasty compared to other Russian Imperial Stouts but is quite filling and a tasty treat.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 23:46:34 | More by metter98
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

03-23-2014 15:35:08 | More by ZCW
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-23-2014 14:50:50 | More by Griffith
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New York

4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just picked this up from my local bd and its now one of my favorite beers. It has a great chocolatey smell that bursts out as soon as you open the bottle. It pours a dark dark brown with light brown head. The mouthfeel is a nice smooth and a bit creamy, very drinkable. Overall i loved this beer and will be picking one up every year on black friday.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 04:59:43 | More by BrewYorker85
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-09-2013 02:01:00 | More by Nolen12
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-06-2013 18:42:58 | More by edglodek
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-01-2013 23:29:25 | More by jkball01
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New York

3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: pitch black body with dark tan head a coupla fingers high; small bits of lace left behind

S: rich dark roasty malt aromas predominant, hints of char and tobacco (?) as well as wet coffee grounds

T: nothing unexpected here, as the taste reliably follows the nose, reinforcing the cold wet coffee and deeply roasted dark malts; rustic and robust, and maybe a little rough around the edges

M: mellow, smooth, bittersweet and drying, slight aftertaste of bitter cocoa; mild stickiness; full-to-medium body

O: a well-done stout, probably just short of outstanding - a once a year (?) release worth the buy if you see it but probably not something to worry about hunting down unless you're a major fan of the style or the brewery

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 15:54:50 | More by Greywulfken
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +9%

11-11-2013 02:57:51 | More by pknyc
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New York

4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a deep brown hue with a one finger frothy tan head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured dark chocolate with a touch of smoke.

The taste consisted of the sane roasted elements with a touch of caramel.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style.

Overall a tasty user friendly RIS.

Serving type: on-tap

09-30-2013 19:06:38 | More by plaid75
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-24-2013 01:23:32 | More by sirsteve42
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-02-2013 15:38:42 | More by GoodOmens
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-30-2013 13:02:02 | More by SHerninko
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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

07-02-2013 15:16:51 | More by Achoo_Bacca
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New York

4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This was my first RIS and I'm glad I chose this one.

Picked up a bottle directly from the Brewery after sampling their other offerings. They did not have this for sample so I winged it....

Very Dark pour, beautiful appearance and smell to it... very chocolaty... nice big heavy mouthfeel but very drinkable and not too much bite.

I picked up a bottle a few weeks after and the only reason I say this is because that is rare. There are so many beers I want to try that when I pick up one I already had it must of been damn good...

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 04:19:40 | More by pjkelley82
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

06-07-2013 04:31:49 | More by bespin15
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-26-2013 14:14:33 | More by DrunkinYogi
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New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pitch black color with a frothy brown head that settles into a small dense cap. Typical RIS appearance.

The aroma is kind of faint for the style. I pick up some light roast, char, and cocoa. More cocoa than anything else. It is a nice aroma just not very strong.

Pretty big chocolate flavor. A nice mixture of cocoa, milk and bakers chocolate. A bit of a roasted flavor but it seems to be mellowed by perhaps an oat additon. The stout has some scorched caramel notes and just a subtle hint of a dark berry. Fairly smooth flavor.

Well bodied with soft carbonation leads to a silky feel. Sweet on the palate with enough roasted bitterness to offset. The ABV is well hidden and the finish is sticky.

A tasty imperial stout. Definitely chocolate forward. Has a nice smoothness in both the taste and feel.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 01:22:52 | More by Gmann
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-04-2013 04:56:42 | More by RoryOMoore
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4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Let's see. Got the Rainbow live in Munich disc in the dvd player going whilst drinking this so perhaps my review will be affected somewhat.

Don't quite get the concept of "appearance" as how it applies to a review so I'll skip it. (have you ever had a meal that looked unappetizing and wound up being delicious? That's where I'm coming from). Edit: they "made" me enter a rating for appearance...

The aroma gives off a lot of chocolate and a bit of tobacco. Does not give any hint that it is
not as sweet as it smells (a good thing).

First thing that hits the tongue is a big semi dry malty backbone with a quick flash of hop bite. Next up is a semisweet chocolate and coffee wave and it finishes with a dry wrestling match between the malt and what feels like hops.

This beer feels really substantial in the mouth. There's nothing delicate about it but it does not come across as oily or muddy. It's pretty viscous and heavy but not in an imposing way. The alcohol is not very noticeable and overall it has a very good balance.

I like it. I'm also bummed that I'll probably not be able to get it where I live. I can't say that Imperial stouts are my favorite category of beer but this one definitely gets my attention and admiration. Big thanks to Ivan for smuggling this in to Cali and for giving me a bottle.


Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 05:33:46 | More by bodybybelgium
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-13-2013 03:54:47 | More by RedneckBeerz
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-12-2013 21:54:00 | More by marine1975
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New York

4.8/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours out black.

This beer has a nice nose to it. Plenty of malt and chocolate.

Taste offers lots of good malt flavor and chocolate. Strong and busty with flavor.

I had the 2012 showing and it's said that each year there will be slight changes to it. The bottle comes corked and caged.

Overall a really impressive local imperial stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 04:34:28 | More by beerloserLI
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Black Friday from Long Ireland Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.