So, my first review.
In a country where its conditioned into you from a young age, that Guinness is the bee’s knees of stouts. Backed by a huge marketing budget, massive manufacturing facilities at the world famous St James’ Gate, and owned by Diageo one of the worlds largest alcohol companies, how are brewers like 8 Degrees meant to compete. Simple. The taste and quality of their product.
By concentrating on the taste and quality of the product above all else, we are treated to a great porter from an indigenous brewer based in the Ballyhoura Region in Cork.
What 8 Degrees say about it.
“Like tackling the Knockmealdowns in a blizzard, this beer is not for wimps. Our evolution of the traditional Irish stout, it resembles a Victorian-era Irish porter and provides complex dark malt characteristics with distinctive espresso flavours.
2, the availability of the product scored out of five
and availability ever increasing due to distribution through the countries independent off licences, some of the major grocery stores like tesco, and an increasing networks of publican’s taking it on board, i’m going to give another 4/5 so overall the Knockmealdown Porter by 8 Degrees Brewing scores 8 out of 10