Dublin Dark Ale | Boston Beer Works - Canal Street

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Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
Massachusetts, United States

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
A traditional Irish dark ale, malty and medium bodied.

Added by Brad007 on 03-14-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by anewlanguage:
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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Photo of tigg924
3.14/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Had on tap at Hingham location.

Appearance: moderate carbonation, 1/2 inch head, clear, dark brown in color

Smell: roasted malt and coffee

Taste:roasted malt, toffee, and coffee

Mouthfeel: sweet with slight roasty bitterness, light body, moderate carbonation

Overall: Like a Guinness light with more caramel is the best way to describe this. Clean, not bad, but nothing that I will need to reach for again either.

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Photo of smcolw
3.92/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Modest, bar poured head. It does leave some stringy lace. Deep brown but light passes through it easily.

Lots of chocolate/caramel aroma. Quite powerful for a bar pour.

The taste is lightly sweet with a mildly caramelized sugar aspect. Thin bodies and spritzy. The aftertaste is surprisingly bitter. Surprising because I didn't detect the hop until after the swallow. That makes this an unusual brew for me.

I think this is one of the better examples of a dark ale.

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Photo of dananabanana
3.1/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: Dark red-brown in color. It almost seems purple, but that could be the lighting. The head is beige.

S: Malty, slight molasses flavor.

T: More malt and molasses, but the flavors are fairly weak. It could use more hops.

M: Overly carbonated.

D: Light, and not too flavorful.

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Photo of Brad007
3.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had on 3/11/11.

With a beer menu that already includes 3 different Irish Dry Stouts, I'm not sure why they chose to brew this beer.

Pours a dark reddish-brown color with a small brown head. It's dark but not in the sense of a stout.

A bit of smoked malt followed by roasted coffee/caramel in the nose.

Stout-like flavors confuse the palate. It's lighter-bodied and the smokiness sets it apart a bit.

Again, not as thick as a stout. Sure as hell confuses the palate though!

Like an un-stout for people who want flavor without the body? Decent at best.

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Photo of morebeergood
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of swgwilt
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Dublin Dark Ale from Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 7 ratings