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

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RATINGS: 1198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (5320) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2015
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2015. Smell of coffee, chocolate and a roasted aroma. Similar taste. Nice and tasty, specially considering the ABV.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5737) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2015
33cl bottle from Beer52.com. Deep tawny brown, almost black, with a loose beige head; aroma of roasted malts with a hint of chocolate; thin milky body with a sharp bitterness from the roast and the hops; then some milky coffee; before a dry finish with lingering roasted grains ans some warmth. A pleasant stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BobyFischer (293) - FRANCE - NOV 30, 2015
Noire d’encre.Reflets légers rouges.Consistance fluide, mousse beige clair collante acqueuse. Nez amer, frais, végétal, torréfié léger. En bouche de la torréfaction mais beaucoup d’aqueux, de l’amertume fine "dry". Sèche mais pas trop. Sympa, bon équilibre.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Seffle (421) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle at rest Krakow, Göteborg 151128. Pitch black with a very creamy firm and high beige head. Nice dark roasted aroma with coffee and dark chocolate. Dry bitter palate with full flavours even though the low ABV. Really good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (4464) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2015
50cl bottle at SüdØst, Oslo. Pours close to black with a beige head. Mild roasty aroma with dark fruits, chocolate and coffee. Moderate sweet with fairly mild, but pleasant roasty flavours and a dry and lightly bitter finish. Fairly tasty stout.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (6552) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2015
Nice tasty stout for the dark tides.
Black color with a fine tan head. Coffee and roasted aroma with an ok intensity. Medium body and an average to soft carbonation. Coffee, roasted and mild chocolate flavor.
[Bottle from Varnaveien in Moss, Norway]

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swapp (311) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - NOV 20, 2015
33o ml bottle. clear dark brown color almost black with strong caramelic head taste are fine roast malt it some coffee and milk chocolate sweetnes and a little refreshing bitterness aftertaste are fine roast malt with dry coffee finish. fine good locking beer bottle, and good in taste

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kosmokrator (800) - ITALY - NOV 17, 2015
Stout nera e "classica", non eccessivamente asciutta con sentori di malto tostato e caffè discretamente bilanciati. Un po’ deboluccia ma non spiacevole.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MetalNHopHead (1202) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Say what you will about popular Irish brews, but one thing never fails to impress me. How is it they can cram so much flavor and even a fair amount of complexity into beers with such a low ABV? Like a lot of the major Irish Stouts, O’Hara’s pours black with a lovely tan head. Aroma has some soy sauce and smoke along with the usual appearances from cocoa and coffee. Flavor reveals some of that smoke, along with bold, rich coffee flavors and subtle chocolate. I’ve been on the lookout for this one, but it still surpassed my expectations. Thanks again, Ireland.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mario_giri (255) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 12, 2015
Zuhause, kurze Review: Recht vollmundig für dien niedern Alkoholgehalt. Sehr sprudelnd und erfrischend.


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