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Carlow O’Hara’s Barrel Aged Series Leann Folláin (Irish Whiskey)

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Brewed by Carlow
Style: Imperial Stout
Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, Ireland
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Edition No. 4 – O’Hara’s Leann Folláin 8.1% abv
Edition no. 4 in the series is our highly acclaimed O’Hara’s Leann Folláin, winner of the Concours M Biere Pierre Celis Platinum Medal at the Mondial de la Biére September 2014 in France and Gold Medal winner at the Irish Whiskey Awards October 2014. Each swing top bottle is individually numbered and is one of only 5500 bottles produced.

To craft this beer, luxurious full bodied Leann Folláin stout was matured for 90 days in Irish whiskey barrels and conditioned in bottle to provide a gentle carbonation. During this time the dark chocolate flavours and well balanced bitterness of the stout combine with the essence of whiskey residing in the oak barrels. The finish is a sophisticated stout, rich and dark with the mild warmth of smooth Irish whiskey.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5087) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 1, 2016
After being anti imperial stout for awhile, either I like the style again or I've hit a run of good ones. This has a bit of cask feel. Doesn't really have a strong whiskey flavor but is quite tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (32186) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2016
Bottled. A black beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, alcohol, and wood. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, roasted malt, wood, and prunes, leading to a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomekk1978 (1164) - Ząbki, POLAND - DEC 31, 2015
Aromat: wyraźne nuty beczkowe waniliowo- torfowe. W tle czekolada, kawa zbożowa, melano, karmel.

Wygląd: barwa czarna, nieprzejrzysta, trudno orzec o klarowności. Piana jasno beżowa, drobno pęcherzykowa, umiarkowanej wielkości i względnie szybko opadająca.

Smak: wyraźna słodycz, złamana kwaskowością, czekolada, kawa, melano, tosty. Wpływ whisky w tym przypadku niewielki, raczej w postaci alkoholu. Może lekkiej wanilii. Spodziewałem się jednak znacznie więcej. Goryczka słodowo- alkoholowa, poniżej średniej, przyjemna. Średnia do krągłej pełnia, umiarkowane wysycenie i kwaskowo- alkoholowy finisz. Tragedii nie ma jednak wpływ beczki dużo mniejszy niż miałem nadzieję.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (9508) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2015
750 ml bottle. Edition No 2. Bottle #2024/3300. Courtesy of Euphemos. Dark reddish brown color with a small tan head. Cardboard, basement and attic in the aroma. Weird. The flavor is... stout and red wine. Quite thin. Surprisingly mild whiskey'ness. Dryness, cocoa and burnt... something. Where's the whiskey? Dunkler Bock? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (8470) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2015
75 cl bottle @ Timo A. Bottle No. 2024/3300. Edition No. 2. Thanks BTR!
Pours dark brown, almost black color with a very small head. Dark toasted malts, oily feel to it, dark berries and licorice. Dark berries on the flavor, dark malts, licorice, some vinous notes, some faint dark chocolate and distant ripe fruit notes. Oily palate, mild chocolaty sweetness on the aftertaste. Some alcohol comes through, no whiskey though. Not very typical IS.
4424

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (8741) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle shared in the line for Mikkeller bar Aarhus grand opening. Pours dark brown with a creamy brown head. Aroma of malt, caramel, coffee, chocolate, little spice, light whisky, light fruit notes. Flavor is light sweet, malt, chocolate. coffee, whisky. Medium body, soft carbonation, light sweet finish. 271115

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ken1 (1514) - DENMARK - AUG 22, 2015
Aroma: fruity sweetness with roasted malt and whiskey. Flavour: roasted malt with notes of chocolate and berries. Some bitterness and a chocolaty finish. Colour: almost pitch black with a light brown head. From: 75cl bottle from Rasmus40 Aug. 2015.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (15199) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle from Voldby. Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, dark chocolate, wood and light whisky. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 220815

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (9447) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle at KŘ 15. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, whiskey, chocolate, oak and chocolate.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Carlowxxx (134) - Carlow, IRELAND - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle at home from drink storeGreat nose and great flavor, for 8.1% the beer is not hot and drinks easy i think that it is made in Old Bushmill’s Irish Whiskey barrels. Although it is a stout, t, vanilla, full bodied, lots carbonation, rich, toasty,long tongue numbing, dry finish. Complex stuff. [Bottle (No 3967 of 5500. 4th edition)


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