Black Friday - Whiskey Barrel Aged | Long Ireland Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Long Ireland Beer Company
New York, United States
longirelandbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Whiskey barrel aged.

Added by cosmicevan on 12-10-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
71
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
16.28%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
15
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 71 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of BvilleBrewGuy
1.31/5  rDev -66.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

This is undoubtably one of the worst beers I've ever tasted. Tonight I popped the cork on my 2013 and it's a complete drain pour, I couldn't even get through a 10 oz pour. The taste and smell are both that of cork an vinegar. Horrible and disappointing. One positive is that this helps solidify that everything (even beer) that's comes out of NE trumps that of NY.

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Photo of Trucky169
1.32/5  rDev -66.4%

Photo of jaymo18
2.17/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Achoo_Bacca
2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of greenhorn
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of BrianBeers1030
3.24/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of dextermcgurk
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of BeerAcolyte
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.38/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Big mocha head that settles quickly. Inky black with a mocha collar and a few stray bubbles that retain.

Smell - Roasty burnt malt. Booze and a bit of licorice fruitiness.

Taste - Fruitiness and licorice right up front. Boozy, too. A hint of cherry. Switches to a bitter roasted malt flavor with a harsh finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation. Boozy. Rough finish.

Overall - Surprisingly decent. Has some nice aspects without any blatant problems.

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Photo of sunofneurot
3.42/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kaelingirl
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of BeerWorld
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of furthurgone
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of KGarrett
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of diamondlie
3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of manfromanotherplace
3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

was expecting great things before i tried this and was a little let down.strong coffee taste which pretty much obliterated any of the whiskey barrel flavour.a solid stout but i would say good not great.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured unto a snifter, coincidentally on a Friday night.

Appearance: The blackest brown you will ever see, pretty much black with a 1/3" dark tan head, before I could take a sip it settled into almost nothing.

Smell: Believe it or not it comes off sweet, hints of chocolate and slight espresso. Wish it was just a little more potent.

Taste: A notch bitter, dark chocolate is pretty evident. It tastes great at first just wish a little more potent.

Mouth: Nice even balance of (medium) carbonation.

Overall: Well put together beer, might need a little tweeking, but regardless it is pretty damn good! Salud!

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Photo of EkimGram
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: 25.4oz bottle poured into snifter. Colour is a motor oil black with a finger-thick head that is a toffee brown. Head fades to a slim layer of puff.

Smell: Very powerful aromas of roasted, toasted, burnt malts. There are also some hints of coffee, toffee, and dark, bitter chocolate.

Taste: As the smell, lots and lots of malts, nice, burnt, and roasted. Other flavours include coffee, dark chocolate, and some alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, somewhat abrasive, and generously carbonated. Finishes somewhat sticky.

Overall: A good local brew is always nice to have. While it isn't the best Russian Imperial Stout it is quite enjoyable. There is definitely an abrasive quality to this that most Long Island beers seem to have.

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Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of ZenBiscuits
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of crobinso
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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Black Friday - Whiskey Barrel Aged from Long Ireland Beer Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 71 ratings.
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