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

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41
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Brewed by Carlow
Style: Imperial Stout
Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, Ireland
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emeister84 (2084) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2016
Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa powder, light whisky. Black with an off-white head. Pretty dry, a good bit of chocolate flavors, Irish whisky, nutty. Full bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (17008) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2016
75cl bottle. Sehr dunkel orange braune Farbe, geringe bräunliche schaumkrone. Geruch trocken röstmalzig, Kaffee, etwas Schokolade. Geschmack mild trocken röstmalzig, Kaffee und Schokolade, nett!

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Koelschtrinker (17307) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 21, 2016
Laff malziger Antrunk. Milde trockene Whiskynoten, laff bleibend. Zum Ende etwas alkoholisch. 10/7/6/7/7

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SinH4 (3086) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2016 Brown color with tan head. Aroma is sugary, molasses, coffee, baileys. Taste is molasses, more slight sugarness, rather dry, a bit bitter. Low carbonation. A bit watery. Ok, but nothing too special.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
elbernays (1228) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle shared. Pours black with thin head. Aroma is whiskey chocolate coffee. Smells great. Was a bit spoilt on flavour, will try again.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
msbernac (1916) - Krakow, POLAND - JUL 1, 2016
Bottle Aroma-caramel, chocolate, whiskey Appearance-brown, hazy, brown foam, Taste-medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (8689) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
Bottle at DŘE Řlfestival 2016. No head. Pitch black body. Mild and smooth relatively sweet wineous coffee cocoa caramel aroma and flavor with just a hint of Irish Whiskey as well as a bit of wood. Low carbonation, long finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5640) - 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 (34334) - 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 (1307) - Z±bki, 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.


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