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Belfast Black - Lavery Brewing Company

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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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Picked up a bomber at Abe's Cold Beer for $8.50. I was looking forward to it, but it clearly has an infection. Nothing terrible, but there's a clove and plastic character that's run away with this beer. It's a shame, I've had this happen with homebrews. I imagine that's also the source of the over-carbonation. I can't finish this. There's a little smoke and roast in the flavor, but this beer is lost.

tempest, Mar 18, 2012
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4.7/5  rDev +23.4%

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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First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, Pa

Decent brew. Poured dark brown-black with a small cap of tan head; moderate lacing and retention. Aroma was pretty roasty, dark malts, coffee, a bit of smoke. Taste was pretty good and followed the aroma well; not quite as robust as I like in a smoked beer, and maybe a bit too roasty, and even a bit, hmm, briny? Medium body, and fairly drinkable, but probably not something I'd get again.

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Appearance: pours a dark brown, almost black color with a short 1/4" head that breaks down quickly.

Smell: light roasted malt aroma with a hint of dark chocolate.

Taste: mild roasted malt profile with some dark chocolate, a hint of dark brown sugar, and a bit of a smokey flavor create a mellow but balanced porter.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp to start, smooth and thin at the finish. Aftertaste is long as the flavors linger on the tongue.

Overall: this is a pretty decent porter, but it won't blow you away. The smoke component is a bit weak, but it doesn't detract from the overall flavor profile. Easy to consume.

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i wanna like this beer but i brought 3 bottles and all three were gushers , too bad i lost more beer then i tasted , but what i tasted it was amazing too bad of this problem too bad what a beer this could be if it wasnting pouring out into my sink if you find it on tap drink it but dont buy it in bottles

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Belfast Black from Lavery Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.