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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°


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9660) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2008
Swing top bottle poured a clear dark brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and light vanilla. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of charcoal, dark chocolate, roasted malt, light coffee and a hint of vanilla with a smooth dry lingering roasty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2603) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2008
Bottle. Pours black with a big fluffy light tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and has a hint of smoke. Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, light coffee and some mild licorice with a medium body and a dry and bitter finish

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2008
A - toasty and nutty A - very dark with a thick brown head F - bitter and full P - smooth, but a touch fizzy O - really enjoyed it...should heve bought another bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1494) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Beautiful, totally dark appearance with a large, light brown head and very good lacing. Roasted malt aroma complimented by bitter chocolate and coffee. Dry, earthy, toasty flavors with a restrained hop profile. Medium bodied and nicely carbonated, but not a lot of depth. Smooth, dry, lingering finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2008
Bomber, shared. Pours a deep black with reddish tints on the end and a fluffy brown head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, and chocolate. Taste is the same with a detectable hop presence as well. I really enjoyed this one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (3989) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2008
750 ml bottle from Canal’s Burlington. Wow this one poured AND had the mouthfeel of a nitro draught yet it came from a swing cap bottle. Poured a silky smooth pitch black with a super large foamy mocha colored head. Aroma was roasted malts, freeze dried coffee and chocolate with just a slight touch of hops. The mouthfeel on this one is awesome, so smooth yet no nitro keg or widget anywhere. Flavor is roasted malts, lite chocolate and coffee but just a good dose of roasted malts. This is one solid beer that looks and feels like a Guiness pub draught yet it’s a simple swing cap.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2008
750ml Bottle: Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Poured black in color with a big, dense, creamy, brown head that lasted throughout. Opaque. Excellent lacing. Light to medium sweet flavor. Tastes of malts, chocolate, slight coffee, roasting, and some bitter hops. Medium body. Thin, chalky texture. Soft carbonation. Roasty, chocolate, finish is lightly dry.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - OCT 25, 2008
Ottima stout bella piena assaggiata durante il nostro pranzo irlandese (per me a base di salmone e in seguito di sanguinaccio - preso 3 volte). Non ho sentito la versione normale; penso che avrň l’occasione.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2008
Very dark brown with a tall light tan head. Sweet aromas of caramel, chocolate, roasted malt and sweet coffee. Light sweetness in the front, with some toasted malts and caramel. A touch roasted malt. Fairly average.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4322) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2008
750ml stopper-top bottle. Deep black with maybe a hint of the deepest brown. Big, frothy, lasting head. Rugged, big alcohol Baltic Porter aroma, really does the beer no favors. Big bitter cocoa flavors, with a semi watery body. The alcohol is a little over-detectable. Raisiny, dark fruit flavors. Rustic and old school on the palate. Dry, sandy mouthfeel to the finish. Heavy stuff, a hearty example of the style.


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