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


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RATINGS: 1127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (6515) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle in Ireland with Linh and Scarlett. Pours a deep brownish black body with thin brown lacing. Aroma is cola. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of roast, espresso and dry roast character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4238) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle. Black with small head. Big roasty malts with chocolate and coffee. Dry finish. Well constructed stout. Aboverage for style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (2331) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2015
Keg at The Gaffe, Dubrovnik. Black body with a creamy beige head. Excellent lacing. Aroma of coffee, vanilla and syrup. Flavour of chocolate, coffee, poached pear and cream. Medium body with a creamy texture. Soft fizz. More flavoursome than Guiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (787) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 7, 2015
Bottle. Black with ruby ​​highlights and creamy foam. Aroma: sour roasted coffee with chocolate and floral hops. Taste: smooth, dry, roasted malts, coffee and chocolate, a little caramel and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2087) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Draft at McGillins. Clearly meant as a Guinness alternative. Silky opaque black pour. Thick nitro beige head (on a settled double pour). Lace coats above the ring. Dark roasted malts. Slightly nutty. Touch of cocoa and coffee bean. Bit of peat. Very full body. Feels both fuller and drier than the current American draft version of Guinness. Missing that milky lactic tang but has enough hop bite to add a muted spicy dry finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingvit (405) - - JUN 30, 2015
Aroma: coffee, cocoa, earthy, licorice; Appearance: dark brown, vanishing frothy head; Taste: medium bitterness, medium sourness, slight sweetness; Palate: bitter finish, slick texture, soft carbonation, medium body Well-rounded, well-hidden alcohol, pleasant dryness and bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
corkyrory66 (964) - BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2015
Irish dry stout de 4,3 % abv. Couleur noir soutenu, quasi opaque. Mousse café crème, épaisse, bien structurée. Arômes de café, moka, pointe de noisette, cappuccino. 1ère bouche soyeuse sur un très beau café. Arrière-bouche pleine, longue. 2ème sur un expresso lungo, chocolat noir à 45 %. Arrière-bouche assez douce, où le froment se perçoit par sa douceur. 3ème où le brûlé est très doux, plutôt comme une fumée de cigare. Arrière-bouche de plus en plus soft, pas très maltée. Longueur où le cappuccino se révèle, le chocolat fin aussi. Très bel ensemble. Jambes marquées et longues. Levure douce et fine. Alcool étonnamment bien pour son faible niveau, mais il manque sur la finale. Finale sans décollage, mais agréable. CONCLUSION : stout qui mérite une mention, mais qui n’est que l’antichambre vers le « lean follain »... Attendez-vous à une grande aventure ...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (16847) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle. Pretty close to black color, creamy tan head. Aroma of cocoa and coffee. Taste has sweet milk chocolate at first, then coffee, then bitter espresso finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kajser27 (466) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 24, 2015
Dark brown to black colored, nice and strong creamy tan lasting head. Nice lacing. Aroma is a bit caramel, some chocolate and even more roasted malts. Taste is moderate sweet malt, caramel, more chocolate and coffee notes to roasted dry bitterish finish. Medium- bodied, moderate carbonation, creamy. Much better on tap than bottled of course. I really like this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Paladares (124) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 22, 2015
Botella. Color negro. Totalmente opaco. Dos dedos de espuma color crema de la que se mantiene en el tiempo una fina capa. Variedad de aromas entre los que destacan el café y el caramelo. En boca resulta muy cremosa con sabor a café y tabaco. El postgusto es amargo y seco. Una buena stout.

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