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Brewed by Carlow
Style: Imperial Stout
Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, Ireland
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RATINGS: 61   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.


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)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnstledger8 (627) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 2, 2015
Bottle. Pitch black with a lasting bubbly coffee brown head. Aroma of caramel, coffee, dark chocolate, whiskey, hint of lemon. Taste is of whiskey up front and throughout, hints of coffee and dark chocolate, caramel. Flavor is dominated by the whiskey, takes away from some aspects of the Leann Folláin. Medium carbonation, oily mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (1212) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle at gusher tasting. Pours a deep brown with minimal head? Aroma is chocolate brownies, oak, vanilla and icing sugar. Taste is chocolate, cocoa, vanilla and slight leather.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McNeillR (2143) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Fairly dark brown, bubbly watery looking eggshelled head. Best feature is the nose, creamy and very pillowy caramel woodiness. Initial taste is quickly bitter, brassy and lean soy tang later on. Carbonation is fairly flat - perhaps due to the enormogushertimes, heavy on the mouthfeel however. Finishes spicy sweet with some roastiness and linger is back to lean soyiness.

Bottle, Beers I Hadn’t Known Were Gushers Daisy Tasting

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (20241) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
bottle at home .. daisy tasting ... dark black .. thivk tan head ... soft sweet massive chcolate roast ... dark chcolate ... massive chocvllate roast .. sweet choclate roast ... sweet fruit chcolate malts ... dark fruit roast .. dark chocolate .. massive roast ...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (8827) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Gusher 5! Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, stone fruit, Cola. Taste is more chocolate. Dry finish.
12th July, gusher tasting

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is smoky, wood, chocolate, toffee, taste is dry, fruity, whiskey, chocolate, wood.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (21960) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty woody caramel aroma. Roasted malty woody whiskey caramel and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty woody caramel and chocolate finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Msweet13 (1) - - JUN 11, 2015 does not count
Great nose and great flavor, for 8.1% the beer is not hot and drinks easy. My understanding is that it is made in Old Bushmill’s Irish Whiskey barrels. Although it is a stout, it is more fluid to the pallet than most stouts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25383) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle at Ølfestival 2015. Black coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of oak nd chocolate. Roasted flavour of oak, chocolate and whisky. Roasted finish.


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