Ballingarry Stout | Sin City Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Sin City Brewing Co.
Nevada, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed for Nine Fine Irishmen at New York- New York Casino.

Added by packetknife on 08-02-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by packetknife:
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3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

They sold it as a English import the first time they gave it to me but it's local to Sin City from what I understand. Solid black with a light brown head that was dense and stuck. Couldn't smell too much but it could've been smoke in the background screwing with me senses. A good taste, somewhat milk-sweetened I'd say, with plenty of malt and something like cashews. Decent fell and very drinkable. I'd like to have it in a better environment to make sure it was as good as we all thought it was.

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Photo of Gavage
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: black in color with a nice 2" tan head. The head lasted quite a while.

Smell: The aroma was of coffee and roasted malts.

Taste: the flavor was strong on the roasted malts, with some coffee, hints of chocolate, bit of molasses, and mild bitterness rounding it out. Slight overall dryness is quite noticeable.

Mouthfeel: smooth at the start and finish. Medium-heavy in body.

Drinkability: Nicely drinkable. By far the best beer in the Sin City lineup at this time. If you have one beer to select at the mall location, this is the one.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark black pour in the glass benefits from the darkened interior of the Nine Fine Irishman in the New York, New York Hotel in Las Vegas. The creamy light brown tanned head clearly reveals its Nitro heritage and dispense but it does leave some nice looking lacing. This looks great, especially after a few swigs.

Average strength nose has lightly roasted malts and dark chocolate. The tastes are rather surprising, I expected much less than I actually got. Big hit of chocolate and roasted malts, light sweetness mixes with a bonfire toffee middle. Some milky coffee and a delicate bitterness linger. Medium body that can feel a little thin when first served super chilled, but as it warms it thickens. Drinks easily and comfortably, simple enough task to sink a few of these whilst watching the Irish band.

A tasty enough brew that was much better than I thought it would be, a tad expensive at $7 for the 16ounce Tulip but this is Vegas Baby.

If you get into the Nine Fine Irishmen at the New York, New York Hotel in Las Vegas and see it…..try it, it ain’t all bad.

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Photo of tonistruth
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

on tap at Sin City Beer Co. in the Desert Passage at the Aladdin

A- dark brown to black, about a half inch of a creamy tan/off-white head that left the same color lacing on the cup. Head retention not too bad, considering that 1/16" of it stays with ytou til the beer is gone.

S- faint. I dont know if it was me, but there was hardly any scent to this thing. Some coffee, roasted scents. Not much to smell.

T- creamy and milk sweet as it first hits the palate, then shifts into a roasted coffee aftertaste, some bitterness but not much. Easy to sip and gulp (i gulped my first and sipped the second). A nice touch to this brew, the flavor only increases as you glass empties. Last sip is better than the first.

M- very silky smooth yet so rich and full bodied. Pleasure to have in your mouth. feels a bit like melted ice cream at first.

D- Not a filling beer, i easily drank two of these. Was tempted to get a couple more, but decided to wait til i return (hopefully next time i'll be able to pick up a good scent for this brew)

As soon as i took my first sip, i said to myself , "this feels and taste a lot like Beamish." On my last sip i said to myself "no, this is better."

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Ballingarry Stout from Sin City Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 4 ratings