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Brewed by Carlow
Style: Imperial Stout
Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, Ireland
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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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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 (38083) - 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
yngwie (14855) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (12060) - 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 (11378) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (9165) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2014
Bouteille:Literally black, small tanned and stable foamy layer, slightly roasty aroma with molasses and dried fruits in the background, a tinge of vanilla and wood included; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied and soft; lingering sweetish-caramelly ,woody and (dried-) fruity finish. Pretty good…

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (8917) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle 750ml @ Geokkjer
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, coffee, oak and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long chocolate, coffee and oak finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (8203) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2013
75 cl bottle thanks to Nisse666! Sampled on December 21, 2013.
Swing top bottle.
Black color, tan head. Sweet, berry, lactic, roasted scent. Salty, mineral, toffee, alcohol taste. Warming alcohol. Toffee, salty aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (7311) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2013
Dark brown coloured and clear. Has an off-white head. Aroma is roasted, notes of soy-sauce, faint laqurice. FLavor starts sweet. Creamy texture.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (6550) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle shared at the Pre-Borefts Tasting. Pours near black with a ring tan head. Aroma of caramel, roast, sweet malt, wood, light raisin, leather. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (6371) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle.Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, some roasted notes, grains and malt.Flavor is sweet and malty with some roasted notes, slightly salty with some coffee, wood and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.


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