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Carlow O’Hara’s Celebration Stout

 (RETIRED)
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99
style
Formerly brewed at Carlow
Style: Dry Stout
Bagenalstown, Co. 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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Thanks to eyedrinkale for sharing this stout. Pours black with a tan coffee head. Chewy dry chocolate, lightly roasty, molasses and brown sugar. Dam good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2009
wierd 750 ml bottle shared by EDA. Thanks! Pours a nice deep roasty black- charcoal, and a beige head. Aroma is nicely roasty, light coffee, good char and dark bittersweet chocolate. Flavor is roasted barley, good smooth chocolate, light frutiy bits, and a charred, nutty roast- hints of anise, and a mild sweetness. Smooth and easy drinking. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ScoWRee (392) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Pours a deep dark brown, almost blackwith a huge brown head. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste of coffee a bitter chocolate. Has an odd finish to it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
terrybail (670) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2009
750ml bottle from Ryans Pary Store in Port Huron this was actually a freebie for spending $200 Pours a pitch black with a good sized frothy long lasting tan head The aroma is dark chocolate malt and coffe The taste is agin chocolate malt and coffee good silky mouthfeel an easy drinkki stout

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10472) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2009
A deep dark stout with a thick onctuous moka head, almost like a nitro pull. A pleasant nutty chocolate aroma, dark coffee roast. In mouth, a nice toffee chocolate, herbal notes, cold coffee, silky mouthfeel. A good stout. Tasted Feb. 14 2009. Thanks to Piscator for the trade!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puggy211 (711) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Very black with a big brown head and heavy lacing. Aroma and flavor of roasted malt, mild coffee and chocolate. Very good and drinkable

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Burst of chocolate malt nose upon opening, but aroma afterward is quite muted. Big head as expected with some decent carbonation. Pour is black. Taste is loaded with burnt malts and bitter coffee that mellows over time.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Dark black, sandy tan head rose a bit slowly to for a thick barrier. Little sweetness, balanced dark roast aroma. Fresh brewed coffee flavor. Good weight, consistent flavor, pleasantly dry finish. This grew on me as it warmed, very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2009
750 ml swingtop Black pour with a brown head. Roasted malt aroma. Taste of roasted malt and a little bitterness. Leaves a nice aftertaste of roasted malt. Left a nice lace on the glass. The stout leaves a nice dry aftertaste in my mouth that lasted quite awhile.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5109) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Bottled for rating 4,000. The perfect black body was topped with a light brown sugar colored head. The nose is sweet with some green beans and dark chocolate. There is also some dank mossy character that makes this seem almost like an aged beer. This left lots of lacing on the edges of the glass. The silky smooth mouth feel has just the right amount of carbonation. The notes of dark chocolate and plums come through strong. There is also roasted coffee and a little bit of bread crust in the finish. A little too much like cheap coffee for that finish. Overall, it is a good brew, but a little too dry and ashy.


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