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Carlow O’Hara’s Celebration Stout

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Formerly brewed at Carlow
Style: Dry Stout
Carlow, Ireland

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
10th anniversary limited edition
Reviving a tradition that had all but disappeared for over 150 years, the O’Hara family established a brewery in their home county of Carlow in south-east Ireland in 1996 producing beers of traditional Celtic and Irish origin, O’Hara’s Irish Stout was born in 1998, winning the Championship Trophy and two gold medals at the International Millennium Brewing Industry Awards in 2000. The O’Hara’s brand has now arrived at it’s 10th anniversary. To mark that occasion we present as a limited edition O’Hara’s Celebration Stout - rich in Irish malts balanced by a full bodied bitterness and delicate spicy aroma from Northdown and Fuggles hops with a luxurious chocolate finish. 10.6°


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10729) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
75cl bottle shared by faroeviking at ørsted. dark brown, small light brown thick head. aroma if toffee, faint roasted grains. flavor is roasted grains, brown sugar, licorice, coffee, faint flowery/fruity note, well blended. mild. lots of roast.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 21, 2009
Pours pitch black, smooth brown head.
Very burnt aromas, slightly smoky with some dark fruits.
Tastes very chocolaty, decadently so. Hop do show through and bring a bitter finish with long chocolate, slightly dry.
A nice, traditional stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimthechap (1563) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 2, 2009
Bottle conditioned, imported to New Zealand. Aroma of chocolate, christmas cake and allspice. Alluring. Appeared with a mocha coloured head on an almost imprenetrable dark chocolate coloured pint. Chocolate to taste with lovely bitterness that spreads warmly to other parts of the tongue. Big flavour and I’d love to see how it would fare on a session. Overall a very pleasant drop, a must for lovers of chocolate malt and fans of Irish Stouts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (6773) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 23, 2009
Bottle. Draught. High creamy and lasting off-white head. Pitch black body. Stron coffee liquorice hops alcohol aroma. Liquorice coffee roasted malt flavor, very dry. High carbonation. Long dry and bitter aftertaste. Impressive for a beer with that low alcohol percentage.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (13286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 17, 2009
Bottle at Jannik’s Easter Party. Black - light brown head. Roasted, burned, licorice, light milkey, light smokey, cocoa, wet dog, coffee, thin body & finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2009
pours black with a large khaki head, above average carbonation, and a nice bubbly lacing. smell of cocoa, grape, nuts, some vanilla, and a touch of coffee. taste is tart and tangy, carbonation, almost a red wine like fruit, cocoa, coffee, roasted nuts in the back, and sour malt.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackForestCO (976) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2009
Bottle shared by Crosling. Poured a deep brown/black color with a creamy 1/4 inch beige head that faded to a bubbly layer. Aroma of sweet chocolate, some roasted malt, a chalky character, and a light tartness. Smooth, moderately sweet entry with a moderate dry roastiness and some dark bakers chocolate leads into a muted middle with no real defining characteristics that just sort of ends out of the blue. Low carbonation and decent mouthfeel. This beer was weird, it showed some promise in the flavor initially, it just never really evolved into anything, it just sort of lingered and stopped.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2009
750ml bottle of dark black stout. Smells decent, roasty, standard. The flavor wasn’t very robust at first and then it kind of wraps around your tongue. This was a nice stout and would be good in sixers. I’ll have to take a look at some other O’hara beers soon. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-05-2009 04:39:43

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4831) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2009
Sampled from a 750 ml brown swing top bottle this beer poured black with an enormous dark brown head. The aroma was a very nice sweet and toasty malt element with a touch of chocolate and fruits. The flavor was creamy, bitter and very roasty with a moderate smoky element. The finish was long, roasty and smoky. Ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 1, 2009
Pours black with a nice thick tan head. Aroma is slightly roasty with hints of coffee and chocolate. Flavor is roasted malts and coffee, with a slightly bitter finish. Pretty good.


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