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Belfast Black - Lavery Brewing Company

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86
very good

66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lavery Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is the beer that started the brewery. Named after the ancient homeland of the Lavery's. It is rich, dark and smokey. Not for the faint of heart but that's how we intended it. It has a taste of bacon, which is one of the most beautiful images I can image; a bacon beer (No actual bacon is in this beer). A solid earthy hop bitterness with a little astringency from the dark malts. This beer has no better pair than excellent Vermont Cheddar cheese.

(Beer added by: beergod1 on 02-13-2011)
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Ratings: 66 | Reviews: 19 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev +5%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

dbauer78, Jul 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

mbaer1970, Jul 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

hollywood_15063, Jun 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

outoffocus, May 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Sammy, Apr 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

DaPan, Apr 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

crowsnest, Apr 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

BigOldOaf, Apr 21, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bomber in trade from jbwimer. Pours deep dark brown to black with a one finger dark khaki head.aroma is more roast than smoke, with big chocolate notes, still some definite smoke, and a hint of earthy coffee. Flavor is lots of roasty chocolate and awesome, some long smokey finish going on here, and ends with chocolate and even a hint of vanilla coffee (maybe my taste buds are broken). Really rich flavors here. Dark fruits begin coming out just a tad as I go. Huge mouthfeel--especially for only 7.5%--with medium carbonation. I am amazed at the body on this. This might be one of my new favorite porters. Must get more.

BMMillsy, Mar 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

nosavingsaccount, Mar 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

HoppyBastard2, Feb 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Rhettroactive, Feb 15, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Had this beer on tap. It was very dark with a great thick head. Nice choclate,coffee nose. Full rich slightly sweet choclate/coffee flavor with a hint of licorce. I didnt get much of a smoke flavor though. Rich mouthfeel. This is a great example of a dark beer from a great brewery. One of my favorites from Lavery.

Troy_C, Dec 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Deerslayer210, Dec 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

athomasPSU, Dec 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

WVbeergeek, Oct 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

ZEB89, Oct 26, 2013
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3.29/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer apparently had some over carbonation problems in the past. Well, not in my case.
It was lack of, really, no head at all. The color was a deep cola brown.
The aroma was roasted and dark malts with subtle hints of chocolate. No smoke that I could percieve.
The taste was smoky but seems out of place, Roasted malts are there as well as some off flavors like meat or earth.
There is some roasted malts and dark malts but are overwelmed by the smokiness to the point of being almost absent.
I think a differnt wood should be used and at a smaller amount .

micromaniac129, Oct 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

heerboth, Oct 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

KJ2013, Oct 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

JMS1512, Sep 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

jasc15, Jul 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

gpblackgt, Jul 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Morey, Jun 27, 2013
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Belfast Black from Lavery Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.