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Belfast Black - Lavery Brewing Company

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85
very good

64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

07-07-2014 20:23:03 | More by mbaer1970
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Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

05-02-2014 14:06:35 | More by outoffocus
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-30-2014 00:04:29 | More by Sammy
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

04-29-2014 21:42:36 | More by DaPan
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

04-23-2014 01:06:38 | More by crowsnest
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5%

04-21-2014 22:04:50 | More by BigOldOaf
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BMMillsy

Florida

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2014 02:55:58 | More by BMMillsy
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

03-03-2014 02:43:08 | More by nosavingsaccount
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-16-2014 11:35:06 | More by HoppyBastard2
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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Troy_C

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2013 06:26:28 | More by Troy_C
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5%

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West Virginia

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Pennsylvania

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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

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 .

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 12:09:14 | More by micromaniac129
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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New Jersey

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

06-09-2013 12:17:43 | More by DeutschesBier
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Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

05-21-2013 18:28:24 | More by brez8791
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Belfast Black from Lavery Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.