Ring Of Dingle Irish Stout | Sun King Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
81 Ratings
Ring Of Dingle Irish StoutRing Of Dingle Irish Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sun King Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
sunkingbrewing.com

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Named for a road in Ireland, Ring of Dingle is dark in color, light of body, rich and roasty with a creamy head.

34 IBU

Added by aasher on 02-23-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
81
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
12.96%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 81 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of IndySuds
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duff27
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Steve_N
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasted_Youth
2.22/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

Photo of sweemzander
3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nwhittin
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gear54
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a can into a tulip glass. (I've also had this on tap from the 96th street tap room)

Pour is opaque and very dark. Two fingers of thick khaki foam form of top of the beer. foam lingered throughout leaving nice lace on the glass.

Smell is roasted nuts with chocolate and maybe some caramel.

Taste follows the smell well. Lots of roasted malt flavors to go with the coffee, bitter dark chocolate, and toffee. Not as dry as I initially thought this was going to be. Maybe even a hit of smoke and vanilla. Good complexity.

Feel is light to medium. Beer is very smooth with just the right amount of carbonation. Does dry a bit but not as much as others in the same style I've tried.

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Photo of 98green
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Taster from a can. Topical dry stout. Nothing remarkable, but nothing off putting. The style isn't my wheelhouse but it was perfectly acceptable. Grab this over a Guinness if the two are on the same tap list.

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Photo of sd123
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heysuz
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gregcordle
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jlang2012
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A bit of a bubble show produces two fingers of beige colored foam capping the slightly translucent coffee colored liquid; russet highlights around the edge; a few squiggly shapes of foam cling

Smell: Toasted pumpernickel, charcoal and nut skins

Taste: Tart fruit (artificial grape) flavors dominate the front, with nut skin acridity building; underneath, there is the toasted bread and charcoal aspect from the aroma; the finish is dry, but the fruit tones still linger

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: The can is less than three months old and has been kept in the fridge so I am not sure why I am getting the tart grape flavor but I am pretty sure this is not what the brewer intended

Thanks, darktronica, for the opportunity

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Photo of NoYouDidnt
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Very good head retention here. Dark appearance. Aroma of dark, chocolate malts. Flavors of dark malts. Like a steeping of dark grains. Nice mouthfeel. Good amount of carb. Overall. Nice drinkable stout.

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Photo of mgavin
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RCLOHR267
4.29/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leantom
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good dry stout. Refreshing. Here goes:

A: Black with a slight red hue. Pours a massive head that lingers. Also leaves some lacing.

S: Roasted coffee and nuts. Very bitter dark chocolate. I like it.

T: Not as robust as the smell indicated, but still good. Follows the nose. Nuts, dark chocolate and a ton of coffee.

F: Very light - just OK.

O: Good beer.

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Photo of shoegueuze
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16oz tall boy can, sample from the brewery.

Towering head, nearly pitch black liquid. Bready nose with hints of charcoal and unsweetened chocolate. Smooth with a subtle sweetness, just enough carbonation to keep it going. Mild roasted grain flavors throughout, balanced and very easy to knock back. I'd easily pick this over the main stream of the style.

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Photo of Nctide
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of psweendogg
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Joeyphunk
4.19/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Opaque, dark brown-black, with a tan-gray head, flecked with black, that fades to a thin cap. Extensive lacing.

S - Roasted malts, with primary notes of bread and caramel, a bit of chocolate and coffee.

T - Following the nose, with maltiness front and center. A doughy quality, toasted bread, a touch of char, sweetness of burnt sugars, and a close suggesting bitter coffee acidity.

M - Moderate carbonation. For a dry stout, there is a solid, robust feel on the tongue. Mild drying in the close.

O - A pleasure to tip back to celebrate St. Patrick's. A fine Irish stout, with full flavor and feel.

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Photo of lilsmizzul1225
4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Ring Of Dingle Irish Stout from Sun King Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 81 ratings.
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