Profile of MarkFraghert

Profile of MarkFraghert






3690 beer caps
Joined 11 years ago
From Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States
Last seen drinking Nothing!

I'm a research scientist originally from England, specializing in the brewing industry. For the last 22 years I've worked as a consultant to 80% of the 50 largest craft brewers in the United States.

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  • Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    Aroma: roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, bourbon
    Appearance: solid black, tight creamy tan head
    Mouthfeel: Full bodied and creamy
    Flavour: bourbon, alcohol, roasted malt, dark chocolate, and licorice
    Overall: A well crafted barrel aged stout

  • Founders Centennial IPA
    rated 3.8 6 months ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Aroma: cereal, pine, citrus, yeast
    Appearance: slightly hazed amber, frothy cream coloured head
    Mouthfeel: medium bodied, crisp
    Flavour: caramel, citrus, earthyiness
    Overall: A very good IPA showcasing the centennial hop

  • Founders Breakfast Stout
    rated 4.6 6 months ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 10

    Aroma: dark chocolate, weak coffee, roasted malt
    Appearance: solid black, tight creamy brown head
    Mouthfeel: Full bodied and creamy
    Flavour: roasted malt, dark chocolate, bitter cold coffee
    Overall: Outstanding oatmeal stout enhanced with coffee

  • Grand River Ploegers Vlaams Rood
    rated 3.7 2 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Aroma: tart fruit, yeast, burnt wood, stale grains
    Appearance :mahogany, clear when held to a strong light, weak short lived cream coloured cap
    Mouthfeel: light bodied, highly carbonated
    Flavour - tart cherry notes, charred wood notes, and acidic flavours
    Overall: Not a bad effort at a well established style by a North American micro

  • Grand River Pilgrim Porter
    rated 2.7 2 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Aroma: roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, and weak coffee notes
    Appearance: dark brown, almost black, solid, creamy light brown head
    Mouthfeel: weak bodied, slight creaminess, nicely carboned
    Flavour: very malt forward with notes of roast and weak coffee
    Overall: Better than a pale lager, but a pale imitation of a quality porter.

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