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Carlow O’Hara’s Celebration Stout

Formerly brewed at Carlow
Style: Dry Stout
Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, Ireland


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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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10th anniversary limited edition
Reviving a tradition that had all but disappeared for over 150 years, the O’Hara family established a brewery in their home county of Carlow in south-east Ireland in 1996 producing beers of traditional Celtic and Irish origin, O’Hara’s Irish Stout was born in 1998, winning the Championship Trophy and two gold medals at the International Millennium Brewing Industry Awards in 2000. The O’Hara’s brand has now arrived at it’s 10th anniversary. To mark that occasion we present as a limited edition O’Hara’s Celebration Stout - rich in Irish malts balanced by a full bodied bitterness and delicate spicy aroma from Northdown and Fuggles hops with a luxurious chocolate finish. 10.6°

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (1234) - Nevada, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Marketed in the pub as a seasonal double stout. Pours black as a typical Irish Stout with a think nitrogen charged head. Aroma of chocolate and espresso. Flavor was full bodied, complex roasted malts, and very well balanced. Delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJestersBeer (2246) - SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
Bottled. Pours pitch black. Dry, full bodied, highbitterness, balanced CO2. Heavily roasted taste, cocoa, coffee beans, hops, quite spicy. Good one. (2009-05-28)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (17849) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2012
25th June 2010
Opaque black stout. Thick tan head. Semi soft and semi dry palate. Fresh minerally dark malt. Roasted but not hard roasted. A touch of espresso and distinct unsweet dark chocolate. Finishes soft and minerally. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4742) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2012
750ml bottle pours almost black in color with some lovely red highlights when held to a light source. Aromas of light roasted malts with chocolate and earthy notes. Taste is light roasted malty bitterness with a chocolatey malt sweetness with some citrusy and earthy hop bitterness leading to a dry finish. Light to medium body with decent carbonation and a pleasantly smooth mouthfeel. A very nicely done stout that I thoroughly enjoyed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2416) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 4, 2012
750ml bottle - pours pitch black with nice tan head and instant lacing. Nose is roasted malts, coffee and peppermint (reminds me of a mint candy from Vichy, France), Flavor is much like the nose. taste is mainly sweet but ends on a bitter note. Flat, smooth and a dry finish. tasty for nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leixlip (15) - IRELAND - MAY 1, 2011
Now this is a stout done right. Got a 750ml bottle. Roasted, coffee aroma, with dark chocolate earthy hop .. Solid brown-black color with a slight creamy head. Tons of flavor and body . Can’t wait to get my hands on this again if they produce it again .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewBoxer (2442) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Bottle. Nice thick strout. Thick head. Smells of malt, chiciklayte and hios. Not great, but bvetter then guinness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrGGen (318) - ITALY - NOV 10, 2010
Versa nero come la pece con schiuma alta tre dita spumosa e color caffè,persistenza eccellente.Aroma ricco di malto tostato con note di cioccolato, caffè,nocciola, caramello e luppolo. Gusto con di caffè tostato, caramella mou,nocciola, caramello e luppolo,corpo medio.Finale dolce e secco di luppolo.Ottima.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2700) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 5, 2010
750ml bottle. Fully roasty, coffeeish aroma, featuring almost charred, black malts, dark chocolate, butternut, marshmallow, faint black olive, earthy hop and charcoal. Solid brown-black color with a very fine head. Flavor is equally roasty, with a faint amount of dark chocolate sweetness, smoke, burnt grain, some espresso and dark toffee. Actively carbonated and extremely dry on the palate, body is medium. Exemplary version of this style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
750m bottle Pours pitch black and completely opaque with only the slight hint of dark mahogany edges when held to a light source and a massive three finger frothy tan/coffee colored head. Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap. Sporadic splotches of lacing left behind. Depp, rich roasted malty aroma with hints of chocolate, coffee bean, toffee, oatmeal, hazelnut, caramel and subtle hops. Slightly viscous medium body with a lot of roasted malt up front followed by a smooth, creamy lactic presence along with some sweet milk chocolate notes. Hints of roasted coffee bean, toffee, oatmeal, hazelnut, caramel and subtle earthy hops. Sweet with a very dry hoppy finish. Extremely quaffable.

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