Black Rock Irish Stout

Rustic, very drink-able and grew on us quick.
Easily surpasses the benchmark for the style.

Beer Advocate Magazine, January 2011

The ‘Black Rock’ is a landmark for mariners at the outermost part of Dungarvan harbour, situated just between the Copper Coast and Helvick Head.

This is a full flavoured, smooth, dry stout that has been described on more than one occasion as “the way stout used to taste”. Made from roasted barley which gives a rich, chocolatey flavour complemented by herbal hints and notes of vanilla and aniseed. This is a medium-bodied stout with a light carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel.

Ideally this stout should be served in the traditional south eastern way which is ‘off the shelf’ — ie. at room temperature.

Food Pairings: This stout can be enjoyed with robust meat dishes and also works great as a dessert beer. It is great to cook or bake with as it doesn’t have the same bitterness as other stouts.

Cheese pairings: Stout and blue cheese is a classic pairing as you need something that will hold up to the strong flavour of the cheese. Also works with smoked hard cheddar and other fuller flavoured cheeses.

Alcohol: 4.3% ABV

Hops: Northern Brewer

IBUs: 40

Calories: 215 per 500ml