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

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common

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RATINGS: 1115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2996) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2015
330 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, poorly retained beige head, over a clear brownish black (SRM 35) body......nose is roasted malts with coffee, lighter chocolate, herbal hops, no esters, balance to the malts......taste is dry, with heavy roasted malts, with coffee, dominant over chocolate, finishing with a moderate roasted malt, hop bitterness.....mouth feel, light body, no alcohol, high carbonation. This is a relatively simple Dry Stout, with the roasted malts almost totally dominant. However, it does meet the style quite nicely, because it is an Irish Stout. BJCP 9/3/15/4/8

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wales28 (60) - POLAND - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle 500ml, dark, almost black with small head. Roasted malts, some coffee and chocolate in the nose and taste. Not Bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (4179) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Draft pour at beer authority in NY. Super foamy head. Black. Super dry. Bland. Probably how it is supposed to be.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreatDane1632 (1116) - Alabama, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Rated based on notes from 24 May 2012 -- Very very drinkable enjoyable stout. A little on the sweet side for a dry stout, but I thoroughly enjoyed drinking this regardless.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
huineman (422) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 7, 2015
Pours pitch black, thick tan head. Aroma is coffee, cocoa, smoked meat and Lea & Perrins sauce. Sizzling, creamy, bitter long finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (5500) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2015
330 ml. bottle @ home. Purchased @ Malt Attacks. Dark brown, reasonably big creamy, light mocha head. Nose is umami, light roast, touch thin, some chocolate syrup, cheap oak,… Not impressive but substantial enough. Taste is herbal, light umami, cheap instant coffee, thin chocolate milk, thin ashes,… Thin, ashy, faint cheap chocolate syrup, quite herbal,… Not really for me, too herbal, thin, cheap instant coffee etc. Lingering watery ashes & cheap roasted instant coffee. Good as a better Guinness Draught but not really for me. This is macro brew for the people who aren’t into stouts etc. This is def. lush enough for them but not a beer geek like me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gangstergafje (311) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2015
Beautiful dark black color with a layer of white foam. Unfortunately the beer came out of a bottle, so the foam wasn’t as creamy as a tapped one. The smell is rather plain. It has a little bitter smell, not as strong as most stouts. The taste is good. It isn’t very special though. It is the recognizable stout taste but not as strong. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkoNm (1739) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - APR 13, 2015
Pours a deep black color, topped with a rather small and non-lasting tan colored head. Roasted malts in the nose, some notes of chocolate as well as some coffee. Taste has some initial chocolate sweetness, mildly roasted and bitter coffee later on. Creamy and some coffee in the aftertaste. A really decent one. Strong taste, but drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
poech73 (284) - Braine, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2015
Dry Stout assez classique dans le genre mais qui se distingue par son côté acidulé en arrière bouche. Tous les arômes arrivent à l’attaque sur des notes de malts grillé, de cacao, de chocolat, le tout assez acqueux et dense avec des arômes fortement malté qui s’estompent assez vite au profit d’une saveur crémeuse en fin de bouche, grâce au froment torréfié. Une finale cendrée, légèrement acidulé avec des arômes légers de fruits rouge termine cet arrière goût . Fraîche et rafraîchissante.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syfher (198) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2015
Bottle of 33cl, in a Tumbler glass, room temperatures. Deep brown colour, with a clear chocolate brown head. The taste is brown stout with a cappucino after-taste. The aroma is chocolate and coffee. Well, that was a great beer, I enjoy it much. Go buy it !


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