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Brewed by Carlow
Style: Dry Stout
Carlow, Ireland

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RATINGS: 1003   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kauge (98) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle from Tallinna Kaubamaja food department (€ 2,15) in May 2014. Pours slightly brownish black with a small light beige head. Aroma is an intense mix of roasted coffee beans, smoked plums, very dark chocolate, notes of bitter hops and some cocoa, also a wee bit metallic. Behind all that maybe even tiny hints of black olives and liquorice. Gets more smoky as it warms. Taste is cold espresso and chocolate, rather bitter, acidic, metallic. Body and carbonation is on-the-spot medium, the latter giving it an enjoyable crispness. Mouthfeel is soft and smooth. Finish is dry with a lingering aftertaste of coffee and somewhat bitter. Really enjoyable stuff!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mikkellund42 (542) - DENMARK - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours opaque black with small light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, wet ground coffee, metal, dark bitter chocolate, tobacco and hints of ashtray. Taste is light acidic and light to medium bitter. Body is watery with soft carbonation. Finish is a bit short with burnt notes of caramel, burnt sugar, grilled meat, ground coffee beans and hints of bitter grapefruit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (1656) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle. Aroma assertively roasted, coffee, plums. Very dark brown colour. Taste is dry, roasty, coffee. Good, balanced (rounded edges), with a lingering roastiness. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (4434) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle from Netty, many thanks.Dark brown color with medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, caramel. Roasted malt, coffee, lactose in taste. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MisoW (1225) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of netty. Pours brown color, beige head. Aro homa is coffee, hoppy, caramel. Taste is medium bitter, coffee, caramel, cocoa.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
bobh71 (3) - brook park, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2014 does not count
I didnt realize this was a dry stout it said smooth taste wasn’t coffee tasting at all and left a real dry after taste

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanscourt (744) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2014
Flight done at Brewers Corner in Kilkenny. Samples healthy portion, 8 oz. Tasty notes as follows: Irish Stout: coffee, dry, tasty Irish Pale Ale: good pun on name, good flavor, nice hop balance Irish Red: strong alcohol flavor, finish is taste of pool water, hard to finish, biased against style in general, had in nitro as well which was more enjoyable Helles Lager: crisp, mild hop finish Natural Blonde: drinkable, koslh-esque? Leann Follain: Barrel aged flavor, enjoyable like most irish dry stouts Double IPA: Boozy, strong hop flavor, not up there with the good ones Widow Retro Pale Ale: conservative, middle of the road, not offensive but not great Amber Adventure: tastes similar to pale ale, hops present and noticeable, bitter, caramel malt Winter Star: spicy, winer holiday flavor

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Experiment_Ale (1003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2014
At world of beer with Taylor. Pours big creamy fluffy with grey head. Aroma is rotton coolaid, big milk note, like straight from the fucking cow’s utter. Taste is same as aroma, shitty. Would only bang again if desperate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fhoublon (316) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
Bouteille de 500 ml. Dégustée le 2 mars 2012 (pint). Bière noire foncée quasi opaque. Col épais beige foncé, crémeux et durable. Odeur de sucre et de chocolat noir amer. Très douce, assez sucrée, très très amère. Goût prononcé de chocolat noir, finale un peu âcre style fumée de bois. Goût assez sec, un peu mince et unidimensionnelle.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
djoeye (1380) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 24, 2014
Brown 500ml bottle "Irish Stout" abv4.3% pours a light brown head on a black body. Dusty malts and hints of burnt coffee to the nose. Roasted malts in taste, spices, cocoa, notes of chocolate, Flourish mild on palate, a bit too much carbonation, slightly watery. Mild chocolate sauce in the finish, dry bread, faint hint of berries. B@Eurospar, T@home.


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