Barrel Aged Black Boar
The White Hag Irish Brewing Company

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
10.2%
Score:
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Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 4.82%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
7
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flyingpig from Scotland

3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375ml Bottle:
Jet black & thick looking with 0.5cm head that's tan coloured & foamy but slightly patchy after a while. The nose is very strong with smoked notes & dark malts, peat & faint whiskey then some sweetness from the vanilla, cherries & dark fruits in the background. The taste was quite strong too with a peat, smoked flavours & some boozy alcohol upfront before the cherries, darker fruits & vanilla started to show, I got some oats & sugars in there too then it weakened slightly towards the end & seemed more drinkable as a result. It's a medium to full bodied beer that was sweeter than expected, quite boozy & moderately carbonated but balanced as well.

Jan 16, 2020
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StJamesGate from New York

4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Leggy violet-tan over viscous jet. 4.25
Smoke, Concord grape, rum cookie, some ash - no phenols but some booze. 4
Char, black currant extract, molasses, dark candy sugar, and a woody cut. 4
Almost heavy, oily, chewy. 4.25

Peat? Sorry, not today. 6 months have knocked off the smoke, but also the oatmeal cookie smoothness off the original Black Boar. You’re left with just a big, sweet RIS that disappears with not a hint of 10%. 4

Jul 13, 2016
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NilocRellim from Minnesota

4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2015 Edition

Pours a solid black colour. Smells a little malty, rich, peat/scotch, dry, and burning turf. Tastes heavy-bodied, but not syrupy, hint of malt at first with heavy toasted grains following, rich turf flavours, peat, oakiness, with a soft carbonation. Really flavourful and well balanced.

Jun 05, 2016
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mdagnew from Northern Ireland

4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle bought from Light House Wines, Jordanstown... 2015 edition

Poured pretty much pitch black. Dark mocha head poured small but thick and foamy then faded quite quickly to the faintest covering with thick edging... light patches of lacing...

Aroma - Big blast of peatiness up front followed by some vanilla mixed with roasted chocolate malts, salty seaweed notes, nice deep smokiness, muscovado sugar, charred wood, quite boozy, fruit loaf, earthy, peppery, some nutmeg, soapy, sweet milky notes...

Taste - loads of roasted / charred chocolate malt with a strong peaty aftertaste, again lots of (fresh) vanilla and salty seaweed notes, charred wood smoke, light molasses sweetness, spicy nutmeg and black pepper bite, booze is just noticeable, dried dark fruits... very well balanced - everything melds very well together...

Feel - Fairly rich and smooth with a little sharp bite just coming through... full bodied... this ones definitely a sipper...

Overall - An excellent Impy stout... if you like your peaty whiskey then you're going to love this... recommended...

May 20, 2016
Barrel Aged Black Boar from The White Hag Irish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 7 ratings