Black Boar
The White Hag Irish Brewing Company

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Style:
English Oatmeal Stout
Ranked #53
ABV:
10.2%
Score:
89
Ranked #5,923
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 5.76%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
44
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The White Hag Irish Brewing Company
 
Ireland
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89
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Photo of Sammy
3.71/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

An imperial oatmeal with no superiority of mouthfeel. Very licorice. OK stout, gulpable stuff. No flaw as regular stout, decent if compared to dry irish stout.

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Photo of Dentist666
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Opaque black with 1-finger tan head.
Smell - porridge, chocolate, coffee, vomit, ham, cream.
Taste - chocolate, smoked notes, oatmeal.
Medium body, soft carbonation, velvet.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - pitch black with a small mocha head

S - Roasted and herbal, dattes and prunes

T - Roasted malt with a lot of dattes, dark chocolate a bit, a bit boozy too but nothing overwhelming. A bit of ash and smoke

F - Great mouthfeel, thick and dry

O - A wonderful beer, the second one I've had from this brewery and they're world class. It's how I like my stouts, wonderful stuff. Very complex

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Photo of Antg8989
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look is very dark brown with barely a brown head. bSmells like dark chocolate raisenettes. Taste is bold, robust. Very dark chocolate. Feel is light and smooth, just the right amount of carbonation for this one which is barely any. Overall a powerful beer, very good a slow sipper.

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Photo of mdagnew
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle bought online from McHughs, Dublin

Poured pretty much completely black even when held up to the light... burnt brown head poured big, thick and foamy then faded fairly quickly to decent thickish covering.. lots of patchy sticky lacing...

Aroma - Roasted chocolate maltiness, lightly charred coffee beans, leathery and slightly sooty, charcoal notes, toasted bread, toffee, treacle, earthy / cardboard hints, roasted nuts, some sticky plum and date fruitiness, black cherries, some alcohol just noticeable...

Taste - Lots of roasted dark chocolate malts, some piney hops, very earthy, strong espresso coffee, nice treacle and caramel sweetness, dried coffee grains, toasted nutty sweetness, a hint of sourness in the background...

Feel - Smooth and creamy... medium / full bodied... pretty drinkable considering it's 10%

Overall - A very good Impy oatmeal stout and certainly the best example in Ireland... definitely recommended...

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store in Rochester, NY.

Pours dark black, with very small quarter inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells wonderful- lots of roasted malt, chocolate, red wine, raisin, and dark fruit.

This has a really surprising malt complexity that I don't often see in stouts. It's more than just the chocolate/coffee thing- there's that, especially coffee, but there's a slightly tangy twang at the end of each sip, reminiscent of red wine, with hints of grape, raspberry, plum, and raisin, that really elevates this one. It's got sweet and tangy. There's a bit of smoke and ash, too. Really, really nice stuff here.

This is medium bodied, could be slightly thicker for the ABV, but it works anyway. It's got a creamy but ashy mouthfeel, that gets a bit sticky the more I drink. There's a normal level of carbonation for the style.

This really quite surprised me, in terms of tastiness and deliciousness. Will for sure seek out more from them.

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Photo of dar482
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

The flavor offers licorice, coffee, milk chocolate touches of dark fruit of raisin and plums. A slightly light mouthfeel for the 10.2% ABV. A surprising beer from Ireland.

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Photo of metter98
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Alewife, Long Island City, NY

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a finger high tan head that took a long time to die down, eventually leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge.
S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts are present in the nose along with some notes of dark malts and hints of molasses.
T: The taste has flavors of dry, roasted malts; the roastiness lingers through the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium bodied, dry and somewhat smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very deceiving for 10% as it feels light and airy and you don't get any of the alcohol in the taste.

Serving type: on-tap

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Black Boar from The White Hag Irish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 44 ratings