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Carlow O’Hara’s Irish Stout

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Brewed by Carlow
Style: Dry Stout
Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, Ireland

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1019   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This stout has a robust flavour with a ful bodied and smooth mouth feel. The roast flavours lead to a dry espresso like finish. A generous addition of fuggles hops lead to a tart bitterness which mingles with the roast espresso flavours on the tongue.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
500ml bottle served in a pint. A: Pours a deep brown almost black color forming a big thin beige head. Very good retention and many lacings left S: Very grainy. Roasted malts mainly, with notes of coffee and dark chocolate. A bit lactic T: Follows the nose, roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate. Upfront is slightly sweet and the end is made of a nice soft roasted bitterness. Great balanced M: Medium but very smooth body. Medium to low carbonation. Roasted malts and mild bitter aftertaste O: Excellent drinkability. An authentic Irish Stout. Perfect session Ale [ BA Review @ 12/1/2012 ]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (806) - Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Pours an opaque black with an off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, nice. Taste is similar with a good mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
evannell (100) - - OCT 10, 2014
Very nice dark colour. Everything is moderate in this beer, nothing stands out. It doesn’t mean that there’s something about it i don’t like. It’s a good stout.

2.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
kaups (24) - ESTONIA - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle @ De Tolly joogipood, Tartu, Estonia. Pours with thick brown head that reduces quickly. Aroma of dark (burnt) chocolate and bread, some caramellysh sweetness. Taste disappointed me- weak coffee,chocolate, bitterness, creamy. Aftertaste weak as well.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sturmthis (529) - Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2014
330ml bottle. Black with little beige head. Roasted aroma. Smooth coffee bean taste. Ends dry. Pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenOver (98) - SLOVENIA - SEP 23, 2014
Pours gentle, with medium but not aggressive head. Smell is of roasted coffee, some sweet-sour notes. Pours dark, very nice looking beer. Taste is very gentle and subtle. Nice carbonation, chocholate-coffee aftertaste. A very nice stout!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rockana (257) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 22, 2014
Dark brown body with big tan head. Really nice chocolate, coffee, roasty aroma. Medium to full body. Good one, but much better on tap than from bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 22, 2014
500 ml bottle in Waterford, Ireland. Dark chocolate pour with a fizzy and lasting head. Aromas were very chocolate and some coffee. Flavor was similar with little sweetness. Pretty good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
einherjar (47) - CROATIA - SEP 22, 2014
On tap. Dark brown color with lots of beige creamy head. Head is slowly rising from the bottom of the glass to the top. Weak roasted malt aroma. Taste strong bitter coffee with cream. From the bottle is very good, but on tap version is really excellent.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pumpkinhead2 (372) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
Bière noire aux reflets rougeâtres, presque totalement opaque, effervescence difficile à observer mais qui semble moyenne, et surmontée d’une copieuse mousse beige, très dense, cotonneuse même, et qui semble éternelle. Arômes de malt torréfié, grains brûlés, pâtisserie un peu trop cuite, café, pointe de chocolat noir, avec présence de levure terreuse rappelant également quelque peu le cuir ou le cheval. Nez assez ordinaire, complexité et intensité un peu faibles. En bouche, pétillement moyen-élevé sur la langue, onctuosité intéressante au palais, le corps propose un certain velouté. Au goût, entré en bouche de malt torréfié aux saveurs de grain brûlé, de pâtisserie un peu trop cuite et de café plutôt léger, suivi d’un houblon un peu herbacé et plutôt citronné qui amène une petite acidité bien agréable et une finale à l’amertume minimale. Par moment, certaines saveurs de fumée, de terre, et de petits fruits foncés (raisin, cerise…) sont perceptibles. Bon goût intéressant, plus complexe en bouche qu’au nez, mais l’intensité demeure moyenne. Cette bière se veut légère et accessible, tout en finesse et subtilité. Personnellement, je préfère mes stouts avec un maltage plus costaud. Il s’agit d’une bonne bière, sans plus.


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