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

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2014

Bottle 750ml. w. swing top @ [ Pre-Borefts Ratebeer Gathering ] @ ABCBeers, Korte Koediefstraat 5, The Hague, Netherlands 2511CE.

[ As Carlow O’Hara’s Barrel Aged Series Leann Folláin (Irish Whiskey) ].
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, candy, sweet malt, light dark chocolte. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, sweet malt, roasted, alcohol - whisky. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140925]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (35101) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2015
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet, roasted and breadish. Roasted breadish, light sweet. Liqourice to dark caramelish. Roasted and dark malty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (23579) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle at Řlfestival 2015. Black coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of oak nd chocolate. Roasted flavour of oak, chocolate and whisky. Roasted finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (19402) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (17335) - 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 ...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15390) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. It pours a more or less black body under a dense, finger-thick beige head. Curtains. The aroma is a bit weak for a 8.1% Imp Stout, but nice. Cocoa, dark chocolate and some roasted malts. Not much impact from the whiskey. The flavor is pretty much the same, with a little bit more focus on the whiskey and dark chocolate. Salty licorice notes, some alcohol and a peaty touch. Full body and soft carbonation. Lasting finish. Not bad in any way this one, but I was expecting more. 141011

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (14454) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle at KŘ15. Citric and quite roasted aroma. Almost black colour. Small light brown head. The flavour is quite roasted with a faint hint of coffee. A little sweet but more than held in check by the alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (12658) - DENMARK - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle @ DŘE. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, medium sweet, little vanilla, hop and a little whiskey.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (12416) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2015
KRS 111014. Dark brown colour with tan head. Aroma is whiskey, roasted malt, caramel, coffee, chocolate, oak. Flavour is the same. Full body. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11495) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle, bought @ YNWA Beershop, Kolding. Bottle number 488. Pours clear dark chestnut, bordering on black. Small, creamy, beige head. Aroma has chocolate, mild raisin, oak, mild smoke, touch of tar. Low carbonation, fat and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good bitterness, liqourice, chocolate, coffee. Quite oaky that detracts a bit from the overall opinion. Mild whisky notes and some astringency. Good dryness primarily from the same astringency. But still quite nice.


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