McSorley's Irish Black Lager - Pabst Brewing Company
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2.98/5 rDev -14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Guinness is my de facto standard beer for Irish drinking, but it casts its shadows on other up and coming Irish brews - similar in their dark and malty flavor delivered on a light palate, these beers sacrifice tradition and history for flavor and innovation. McSorley’s Irish Black Lager is the newest beer in this category. Like any other dark lager, it promises some of that dark maltiness in a refreshing beer - perfect for easy drinking with strong ale-like flavors. The smell resembles coke, with touches of raisins. The biggest difference between this and any kind of dark ale is the notable absence of fig aromas. That textured sweet smell is gone, leaving a dark yet simpler aroma, clear and clean through the nostrils, and inspiring clear headedness. This straightforward cleanliness paired with flavor is duplicated in the taste, where a nice, dark, roasted malty sweetness hovers along the palate, off-set by a kind of alkaline baseness. Complexity is shunted to the side in this easy drinking beer, itself a fine rival for my attention against Guinness. Guinness, however, continues to be my favorite beer for recipes that call for something dark and sudsy to enrich a dish.
Serving type: bottle
08-24-2011 20:41:09 | More by GarrettB
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McSorley's Irish Black Lager from Pabst Brewing Company
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