Stormy Port | Galway Bay Brewery

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34 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Galway Bay Brewery
Ireland
galwaybaybrewery.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This rich and complex beer boasts its roasted coffee notes and hides certain sweetness and chocolate flavours in the background.

Added by StJamesGate on 04-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
34
Reviews:
5
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
14.5%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of nickfl
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Drknight
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shchoon
1.51/5  rDev -62.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Metalsnota
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kwjd
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of toscanoigor
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tiernan
3.56/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of risenz
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chilly_E
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MatthewWalters
3.4/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dorbeck
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pisshhead
4.59/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlbertVogler
3.72/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beermonster001
3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerinabottle
4.86/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Roasted chocolate hit me early. 500 ml bottle picked up in midlands Ireland. Not for those who prefer a bitter porter. Would have liked a creamy head but not complaining. Nice drinkable porter.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Poured a dark-brown, clear colour.

Smelled of roasted malts, clean, with a little bit of chocolate.

Tasted toasty, faintly sweet with bits of coffee and chocolate. Clean and very mellow. Very drinkable porter.

Would I buy it again? Definitely.

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Photo of BogBoyJD
3.34/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A bit thin. Lacking bitterness that goes with the style. Drinkable but a bit off

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Photo of Richie71
3.72/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of innominat
3.46/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IronTom
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mdagnew
4/5  rDev -1.7%

500ml bottle bought online from Drinkstore.ie

Poured almost pitch black with just the slightest hint of red when held up to the light... Creamy mocha head poured tight, thick and meringue like then faded quickly to decent thickish covering.. some thick lines of lacing coat the glass for the duration...

Aroma - Quite strong dustiness, roasted chocolate maltiness, instant coffee granules, burnt toasted bread, some dark fruit hints (black cherries and blackcurrents), vanilla notes, faint treacle sweetness, some pepperiness..

Taste - Some roasted malt bitterness, lots of pepperiness, faint smoky notes, quite earthy, roasted nuts, dark coffee / espresso, no real sweetness - just the slightest hint of some dark muscovado sugar.. some light blackcurrent fruitiness, light milky traces... all the flavours seem a little watered down though...

Feel - Pretty sharp and very dry... light / medium bodied... Fairly quaffable at only 5.1%

Overall - A pretty good porter although i think the flavours could all do with being beefed up a bit.. certainly worth a try though...

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Photo of lillitnn92
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of VirusQc
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of funkel81
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%

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Stormy Port from Galway Bay Brewery
4.07 out of 5 based on 34 ratings.
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