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Belfast Black - Lavery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
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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nosavingsaccount

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +31.2%

02-02-2012 03:37:49 | More by psujorge
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +5%

10-27-2013 02:06:03 | More by WVbeergeek
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

03-23-2013 22:43:12 | More by acurtis
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-23-2013 16:38:59 | More by JMS1512
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-30-2014 00:04:29 | More by Sammy
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tempest

Pennsylvania

2.63/5  rDev -31%

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.

03-18-2012 00:36:42 | More by tempest
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jasc15

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-27-2013 00:25:17 | More by jasc15
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-16-2012 16:12:07 | More by mdillon86
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Deerslayer210

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

12-16-2013 02:41:24 | More by Deerslayer210
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Dunkelmeister

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

07-14-2012 22:43:24 | More by Dunkelmeister
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kurt5316

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

08-10-2012 11:22:18 | More by kurt5316
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ryry887

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

05-11-2013 22:55:35 | More by ryry887
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

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

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-15-2014 03:57:38 | More by Rhettroactive
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Troy_C

Pennsylvania

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.

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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.

02-28-2012 01:32:15 | More by Rifugium
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

05-02-2014 14:06:35 | More by outoffocus
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

02-25-2013 02:19:36 | More by mportnoy
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev -10.8%

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.

10-25-2012 21:27:11 | More by Gavage
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jaidenjb

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

12-24-2011 21:50:01 | More by jaidenjb
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-27-2013 21:56:28 | More by Morey
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wac9

Pennsylvania

2.68/5  rDev -29.7%

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

09-30-2012 02:03:46 | More by wac9
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bigred89

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

02-04-2012 14:53:16 | More by bigred89
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Belfast Black from Lavery Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.