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


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RATINGS: 1167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (6110) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2011 (500 ml bottle, bought in Denmark). Colour is black (= very dark brown), very good and creamy tan head, leaves a nice lacing. Lovely roasted coffee-like aroma with notes of unrefined cane sugar. Flavour is all roast barley with coffee notes, not particularly complex but still very good. Dry aftertaste. An excellent alternative to GBM (Guinness/Beamish/Murphy’s).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eczematic (1323) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2004
this beer isn’t the most flavourful stout you’ll ever find but jesus is it drinkable. a less industrial version of guinness, not too sharp and burnt, more full malt sweetness than most dry stouts. nice very dark brown/black colour with excellent splotchy head that does indeed look like pikelets as mullet observes. toasty, molassesy aroma with some malt. great full chocolatey body with a salty, roasty and fugglesy finish that lingers. very well made stout, all the flavours blend together. it’s not iconoclastically revolutionary, but it’s a very good beer within its limitations.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2004
Translucent black colour, nice head retention and lacing. Head has dimples kinda like Orval but more like pikelets when they’re cooked on one side. Aroma is yeasty with molasses, a bit grainy, with some dirt and salt. Light-bodied, lightly malty flavour with a very roasty, burnt finish. Very slightly sour, perhaps tangy is a better word. Doesn’t seem very good until the big burnt finish hits you, then it gets a lot better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2004
Bottle. Pours black with nice sized, big bubbled tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malt. The taste is roasted all right with a dry bitterness. Plenty smooth. Flavors of coffee and cocoa. Body is medium to light. Better than most.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2004
Black, with large and thick brownish head. Aroma from juniper, cocoa and coffee. Flavor brings coffee and juniper, and ends with a bitter and peppery finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2004
Black color, roasted malt coffee aroma and bitter taste, light to medium body, medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (6405) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2004
Very light roasted aroma with some hop (?) bitterness. Opaque black color, whipped cream brown head, relatively big bubbles. Subtle coffee and toffee notes, cane sugar sweetness, chocolate and coffee aftertaste. Light-bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Pleasant, has what the average Guinness lacks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2004
Bottled. A black beer with an off-white head. The aroma has roastiness, chocolate and tar. The taste also has some roastiness but the overall impression is of dryness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 22, 2004
Inky black with thick head. Sour nose, chocolate, woody, and old campfire on the nose. Slight prickle, somewhat sour, with tootsie roll. Dry slightly sour finish..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (15798) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2004
Dark amber, almost black, with a lasting brownish head.Aroma from cocoa and chocolate. Has a rather mild flavor, malty with some coffee and a hoppy finish. Ok, but this was more like a dark lager to me. Thin and not the best of stouts.

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