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Carlow O’Hara’s Celebration Stout

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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°


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6166) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Bottle. Jet black with a towering thick tan head. Thick woolly lace. Rich woolly lacey chocolatey presense. Sweet and mild and but it had a definite dimensionality to it as well. Very pleasant and sessionsable stout.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hair-old (186) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2009
Very dark head showing that semi truck loads of malt were used in the brewing process.Flippy .75 ltr bottle.A mixture of coffee and chocolate made in heaven:) This is now my benchmark for dry,Irish stouts.Very well balanced,under-rated and under-priced.Guinness is 40 oz. quality compaired to this,a masterpiece dry stout from this brewer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Found some old notes. (9/29/07). Bottle. Malty nose and taste. Hints of chocolate. I was not overly excited about this but okay.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4520) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Black color. Roasted malt aroma, and same in the flavor. Some chocolate. Like Guinness.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TAR (2503) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Penetrable ebony. Thick, big-bubbled ashen head. Uninviting nose of charcoal, roast-derived phenols, stale coffee grounds, and metallic malt. Airy and bristly carbonation. Airy roast scrubs the palate as dry and bitterly earthy stings the tongue, evoking thoughts of stake coffee. Acrid mixture of charcoal and chalky malts lingers for what seems like an eternity. Quite shallow as a result of its bracing dryness, with a vague plum fruitiness contributing a mere smidge of complementary depth. Finishes continually dry with a hint of burnt popcorn intertwined with bittersweet chocolate and a roasted barley bite reminiscent of charcoal, chalk, and metal. Quite hollow and somewhat flawed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 8, 2009
Bottle. Pours black with a large beige head. A perfumy roasted malt aroma with notes of licorice. Lots of coffee in the roasted malt palate. Bitter chocolate more subtly touches the taste buds. Nice and dry all the way through. Dry stout as it should be.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5480) - ITALY - FEB 7, 2009
scura buona schiuma persistente note tostate caffe lieve cioccolato un po luppolate in bocca ritornano tutte un leggero diacetile un finale di ciocclato buon amaro da luppolo e tostature

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4479) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2009
MN Ratebeer Winter Gathering, January 10, 2009. Black color with a medium head. Dry malt and chocolate malt aroma. Heavy on the roasted malt in the taste. A bit salty. Moderately hopped with Fuggles or East Kent Goldings. Very solid, simple stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2009
750ml flip top bottle stamped 28.05.09 [BB date]. Another one of those ’Limited Edition’ labeled beers (of how many?!?!?). Poured a dark and deep brown color with a huge sized tan head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, and lighter coffee. Tastes of roast, lighter chocolate, coffee, and toasty. All around roasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2009
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours black and opaque with a tall, dense, light brown head leaving laces. Burned malt in the nose with some vanilla. Medium body, low in carbonation with a soft mouthfeel, vanilla accents and a malt bitter finish. 291208


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