Brewed by Carlow
Style: Dry Stout
Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, Ireland


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RATINGS: 1078   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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This stout has a robust flavour with a ful bodied and smooth mouth feel. The roast flavours lead to a dry espresso like finish. A generous addition of fuggles hops lead to a tart bitterness which mingles with the roast espresso flavours on the tongue.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2003
A black beer with next to no head. The aroma is slightly sweet - boring for a stout. The flavor is a soft sweet, slightly roasted flavor with a little smoke in the aftertaste, but no bitterness. Its thin for a stout, but all in all an OK beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2003
Watery and thin. Nice head, pretty dry and bitter. Not very wild or great. A little sweet too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2003
[Draught] Great looking with creamy head. The flavour is very mild with a rather dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2003
Bottled at the Danish Beerfestival 2003: Dark brown, beige head. Starts off rather powerful, but the aftertaste is weak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10597) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2003
Bottled at the Danish Beerfestival 2003: Dark brown coloured with medium lasting beige head. Malty and light roasty in the aroma. Flavour is light roasted with some coffee notes. Is a little watery in the end, but has a slightly bitter note.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2003
Nice stout. Good head.Not as strong as some stouts. Solid malt taste but slightly thin.Guinness is better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2003
Decent for a stout, but a bit too watery and thin. Nice roasted flavor, but that's it... not thick enough to support it's weak base.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheBeerGod (5462) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2005 Pours a pitch black like Guinness. Very reminescent of Guinness except this is much more watery and a lot less flavorful. Very thin bodied and almost non existent on the palate. Has a slight cocoa or coffee taste but with little finish or aftertaste. Seems like a watered down Guinness. Average beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2003
While not a flavor powerhouse, this stout is highly drinkable. Pours out to the usual darkness that is associated with this style with a generous light brown head. Nice roasted malt presence. A tad thin but evens out with a slight sweetness that mixes in with the roasted malt in the end. You could drink these all night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2003
This stout leans more toward the bitter side of the spectrum. Very dark. Flavors of coffee and chocolate are abundant. Very dry finish.

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