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Black Rock - Dungarvan Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

26 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 26
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.06%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dungarvan Brewing Company visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnfromDublin on 05-18-2010)
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spdyfire83

Ireland

2.48/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

290th Review
On draft at Against the Grain
Served in an unmarked pint glass

From notes.

A: Black. ½ (foamy mocha) fingernail head.

S: Graham cracker, chocolate, coffee, and a hint of raisin sweetness. Okay.

T: Follows nose exactly; however, very weak in taste. Quite boring if I must say actually.

M: Medium bodied with almost no carbonation.

O: Disappointing for sure. Maybe this beer is a bit more enjoyable from the bottle, but the cask verison was not pleasant. Just drink Guinness.

Serving type: cask

11-14-2012 13:21:40 | More by spdyfire83
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Black Rock from Dungarvan Brewing Company
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