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Brewed by Carlow
Style: Dry Stout
Carlow, Ireland

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RATINGS: 994   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
andregoncalves (1333) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAR 12, 2014
33cl bottle from beercascais. Color is dark dark. Head is medium and beige. Body is thin and quite carbonated. Taste is medium bitter. Aroma is highly coffeed, roasted, lemon, bacon.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cikamatko (13) - CROATIA - MAR 12, 2014
Coffee and roasty aroma, black color, light sweetness, medium bitterness, bitter, long finish. Very good beer, filled with taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirstyrabbit (1079) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 10, 2014
Small bottle as "O’Haras Irish Stout". Dark body, medium sized tan head. Aroma has soil, mild roast, light coffee. Taste has smooth roast with hints of black coffee. Quite good for its strenght but I vastly prefer stronger stouts (in Carlow’s case Leann Follain) to these 4%-ish quaffing stouts.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
martjoobolut (596) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 8, 2014
0,33L bottle, BB 30.04.2015. Pours black with tan head. The head stays. Aroma is mild coffee, roast, and some salt in the background. Taste is metallic, watery, roast, coffee, slight smoke, and creamy. Overall: I’m not a big fan of the dry stout style, this isn’t an exception.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
EspritBulles (9) - - MAR 8, 2014 does not count
Belle robe noire surmontée d’une mousse beige foncée persistante. Odeur de grillé qui se retrouve en bouche. Explosion de saveur grillées, amertume du brûlé et légèrement verte (résine). Une bonne stout puissante à l’amertume discrète.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a very dark brown color. It isn’t perfectly opaque, either. The head is a foamy three finger khaki shade. It doesn’t have the soft and creamy look I like, but it’s fairly long lasting and leaves a ton of lacing on the side of the glass. One can’t really fault the fact that it doesn’t have the nitro-can hobnobbery of Guinness - after all, it’s pretty much guaranteed to be a far better offering. S: A goodly amount of roast exists on the nose, taking on characteristics of chocolate, coffee, and even some citrusy hops. The hops definitely catch me off guard here. It certainly smells like it will be dry, no questioning that. T: This is ridiculously roasted and dry. Some citrus hops start it off surprisingly, before transitioning into an espresso-like finish. Sweetness is nonexistent, and that’s good. M: I’d wager this is probably among the driest stouts I’ve ever had. Any residual flavors (save a touch of roast) is scraped off the tongue quickly. It takes the dry theme a bit too strongly, though, as it’s devoid of creaminess before the finishing bite. Regardless, it goes down easily even with its mild carbonation. O: Not fantastic, just better than Guinness. This is a good candidate for sessioning - it certainly beats trying to write a review on this, because frankly, there isn’t a whole lot to talk about here.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPAgutten79 (480) - Skui, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Mørk med hvitt medium/høyt skum. Aroma av kaffe og sjokolade, muligens lakris også. Smaken er rund og god, med mild sjokolade, mørk malt og kaffe. Den er tørr og med en fin bitterhet i avrundingen. Medium konsistens.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zoucrew102 (473) - - FEB 28, 2014
Tap at powers old Chicago COS. Weak roasted malt aroma. Pours black with a thick light brown head and excellent lacing. Nitroed. Smooth roasted malt flavor ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Derbeth (280) - Kraków, POLAND - FEB 26, 2014
Draught. Black, with impressive thick head presenting good lacing. Aroma of coffee. Very smooth, dry, only lightly bitter, with thin texture. Very good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LarsEngen (351) - Sandvika, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
50 cl bottle from Meny Kolsås. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of coffee. Flavour of coffee, and some dry finish. Quite thin but ok and easy to drink.


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