Wednesday, April 20, 2011
McSorley's Irish Black Lager
I will try to be objective since it's from one of my least favorite places in the world: McSorley's Irish Pub. It's not actually brewed there but rather it has a label slapped on it in Latrobe, PA where all the finest beers in America are brewed. Latrobe, PA is 324 miles away from McSorley's. Too close for comfort in my opinion but enough of a buffer that the beer is able to escape the intense pull from the black hole of despair that is McSorley's Irish pub.
Poured into a pilsner glass.
Pours a near black. Has a very small of white head, that settles to a thin layer. Some patchy lace left behind. Average looks.
Brew smells of very faint maltiness, roasted notes. Not much of a nose of this one. Average.
Brew is smooth and creamy, light roasted malts; coffee, nut and some hints of chocolate. Brew is very mild and drinkable. A little thin in the flavor department. Finishes slightly dry. A very sessionable brew. Pretty good tastes.
Brew is very drinkable for sure. Not a ton of flavors, but enough to enjoy a few. Pretty ok stuff.