McSorley's Irish Black Lager - Pabst Brewing Company
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2.13/5 rDev -39.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
A- Looks exactly like cola, an almost-black brown with no "fizz" after the initial burst. Even my vigorous pour only encouraged about a half a finger's worth of head, suspect because of the plethora of bubbles covering my glass and a head that dissipates in seconds with zero lacing.
S-Caramel and aluminum notes. Obviously the head this the source of most volatiles but there is little to no smell after the head vanishes so quickly.
T- Decent malt profile with a nice roasted flavor that outlasts the negative flavors into the finish. At times there are notes of dirt/grass. Maybe a little DMS, too. This is pretty astringent and a little bit chemical.
M-I could chug this if it weren't for the astringency, but as it stands, it could only be truly quaffable with a sausage in the other hand.
D-I'd get this at a festival and drink it from the bottle. Honestly, I think this might taste better that way. It was cheap, and it's okay, but I don't think I would buy another one at a beer store or restaurant, even though it was relatively cheap.
Serving type: bottle
10-06-2009 21:12:46 | More by saztheorybook
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