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Brewed by Carlow
Style: Imperial Stout
Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, Ireland
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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Edition No. 2 - Bottled, limited edition special
Following the success of our first edition where we aged in American bourbon barrels, we decided to age our Leann Folláin in this second Edition for at least 90 days in Irish Whiskey barrels and conditioned in bottle to provide a gentle carbonation. During that time the dark chocolate flavours and well balanced bitterness of the stout combined with the essence of whiskey residing in the oak barrels. The finish is a sophisticated stout, rich and dark with the mild warmth of a smooth Irish whiskey.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beersiveknown (2990) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle at home from drinkstore
Opaque black brown, dark tan lacing. Slightly lactic, molasses, vanilla, full bodied, slight carbonation, rich, toasty, slight sourness, warming, prunes, long tongue numbing, dry finish. Complex stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weark (303) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle from Au grain D’Orge - Black color with a fast disappearing tan head - Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, whisky, hints of peat, smoke and pear - Flavor is chocolate, whisky, peat and hints of sourness - Full body, medium carbonation, sweet, sweet, chocolate whisky finish - awesome & complex

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
culchiem (2518) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle 639 of 3300. Dark chocolate brown with a tan head. Aroma is velvet chocolate and dark fruit. Flavour is dark bitter chocolate, dry roasted malt with a sweet infusion of Irish whiskey. Palate is dry bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McTapps (4082) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - NOV 19, 2013
Bottle number 1945. Beer pours out in a very deep dark (black) colour with creamy brown, beige head and medium body. Nice aroma of malt and chocolate. Nice taste of rich, intense malt, espresso, coffee, chocolate, raisins, torf and woods. Earthy and milky hints. A very honest and deep stout - pure and quaffable. I enjoyed it a lot.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kristall-König (2244) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUL 2, 2014
Geruch Whiskyfaß, malzröstig, alkoholisch, Schokolade. Start süßlich, weich, cremig. Mitte cremig, schokoladig, röstig. Abgang röstig und bitterschokoladig, alkoholisch. Sehr gut.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11184) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (4208) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2013
Big bottle thx to Secret Santa Beersiveknown cons 2013-12-21 Göteborg AR: cerial nutty, dry chocolate AP: brown body, cream beige wee head F: smooth dark chocolate, coffey, wee vanilla - thx again man, and you haven’t rated it yourself - respect!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2099) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle @ EBBC14 [280614]
Pitch black, thin tan head, slight lacing
Aroma of dark toffee, smooth dark malts, chocolate, some whisky, woody, dab of soy
Taste as aroma, getting some red wine, soft chocolate, slightly soy, smooth malts, barrel aging is noticeable, not overdone
Palate - soft carb, medium body, quite sweet. Finish as main flavour, sweet dark malts.
Overall - I liked this, but prefer the standard Leann Follain (which I tried at the same time)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (8853) - 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…

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3811) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2014
750ml bottle [edition no. 2, #1863 of 3300]. Jet black colour with small to average, frothy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Chocolately dark malty aroma, sweet-ish, hints of treacle. lovage, some roast and mocha, vanilla and leather BA overtones. Taste is dry, minimally tart, notes of leather, oak, slightly roasty, dark malty basis, some warming alcohol in the finish; sticky palate, oily texture, fine pored but quite lively carbonation. The evolution of flavours going along with the beer’s warm-up ends in the assimilation of (rather sweet-ish) aroma and (rather dry) taste, the indicated accomodations of +/- 0.1 points for taste resp. aroma cancel each other out, leaving the overall score intact. Sometimes I think there subsits a certain naďvety (or unwillingness) among British brewers to take part in this American Impy Stout game of demonstrating who’s got the biggest balls. As the competitive pressure is probably highest in this field, we mustn’t forget that we’ve still got a good beer in front of us.


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