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Black Friday - Long Ireland Beer Company

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very good

47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cosmicevan on 12-10-2011)
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3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Big mocha head that settles quickly. Inky black with a mocha collar and a few stray bubbles that retain.

Smell - Roasty burnt malt. Booze and a bit of licorice fruitiness.

Taste - Fruitiness and licorice right up front. Boozy, too. A hint of cherry. Switches to a bitter roasted malt flavor with a harsh finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation. Boozy. Rough finish.

Overall - Surprisingly decent. Has some nice aspects without any blatant problems.

Serving type: bottle

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12-16-2011 03:07:31 | More by BeerWorld
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

05-04-2012 05:16:02 | More by furthurgone
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

12-28-2011 02:10:30 | More by KGarrett
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New York

3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: 25.4oz bottle poured into snifter. Colour is a motor oil black with a finger-thick head that is a toffee brown. Head fades to a slim layer of puff.

Smell: Very powerful aromas of roasted, toasted, burnt malts. There are also some hints of coffee, toffee, and dark, bitter chocolate.

Taste: As the smell, lots and lots of malts, nice, burnt, and roasted. Other flavours include coffee, dark chocolate, and some alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, somewhat abrasive, and generously carbonated. Finishes somewhat sticky.

Overall: A good local brew is always nice to have. While it isn't the best Russian Imperial Stout it is quite enjoyable. There is definitely an abrasive quality to this that most Long Island beers seem to have.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 06:06:10 | More by EkimGram
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New York

3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured unto a snifter, coincidentally on a Friday night.

Appearance: The blackest brown you will ever see, pretty much black with a 1/3" dark tan head, before I could take a sip it settled into almost nothing.

Smell: Believe it or not it comes off sweet, hints of chocolate and slight espresso. Wish it was just a little more potent.

Taste: A notch bitter, dark chocolate is pretty evident. It tastes great at first just wish a little more potent.

Mouth: Nice even balance of (medium) carbonation.

Overall: Well put together beer, might need a little tweeking, but regardless it is pretty damn good! Salud!

Serving type: bottle

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New York

3.91/5  rDev 0%
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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3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Notes are from 5/29

It's jet black, and looks pretty oily; it doesn't look viscous, per se, but it doesn't look weak either. The head, a rich sandy one with a heavy creaminess to it, looks like the head on a cappuccino and holds itself proudly higher than one finger for most of the duration and only fading very slowly for the remainder. Lacing is deposited pretty thickly in a network of thin webbing that clumps where it comes together.
The aroma offers a strong backbone of malts, not as hugely roasty as some but with plenty, a touch of smoke and charcoal, and a bit of creamy sweetness. There's plenty of bittersweet baking chocolate up front all the way. If anything, the aroma only needs a little more strength.
The flavor brings up front a little more. Dark chocolate mingles with a bit of creamier cocoa to carry through from start to finish over dark, heavy malts with a moderate roastiness to them. It's almost like a milk stout in how a lactic/creamy quality and gentle sweetness show through though, as I understand it, that is derived naturally rather than added. The ABV is well masked, alcohol giving a little more complexity and warmth, and it finishes out with a note like the mixing of licorice and toffee.
The body is on the full end of medium or, possibly, just ever so slightly reaching full; for an RIS, this is a touch on the light side. It's good, though, with a nice silkiness to the texture and a light crispness that adds just a little too much bite. It finishes semi-sweet overall, very close to semi-dry.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2014 18:37:14 | More by Brenden
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New York

3.95/5  rDev +1%
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 York

3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle served in a snifter.

L - black with a tan head that thinned to a ring leaving a few spots of lacing.

S - roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate.

T - roasted coffee upfront with espresso coffee bitterness kicking in, some chocolate and a bit of coffee ice cream sweetness show up finishing dry and slightly tart.

F - medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O - I liked this one and since it's local and reasonably priced I'll have some more.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 00:23:09 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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Black Friday from Long Ireland Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.