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


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RATINGS: 1090   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 40   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (12178) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle at the Long Dock, Carrigahalt, 05/12/14. Black with a decent tan cover. Nose is roast malt, toffee, chocolate, dark maltings. Taste comprises light charr, chocolate, raisens, vanilla, dark fruit tones. Medium body, moderate carbonation, semi drying close with a roasty bite. Decent enough stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Moravius (774) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2014
Flasche (50 cl) von MacDragon’s, Marburg. - Tiefschwarz, dunkelbeigefarbener Schaum. - In der Nase milde Röstaromen, etwas Kaffee, Asche und ein ganz klein wenig Karamelsüße. - Antrunk schlank, trocken und recht schmalspurig: mild röstmalzig, kalter Kaffee, abgeschmeckt mit ein wenig milder Säure. Mild rezent, dünnes Mundgefühl. Sehr trockener, schwach bitterer Abgang mit mildem englischen Hopfen (Fuggles) und ein wenig Kaffee. - Für meinen Geschmack zu dünn und zu blaß.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pelzky (92) - Szczecin, POLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Dark brown colour, unsustainable, beige head. Poor lacing. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and some hoppy notes. Taste is too sour. Smooth mouthfeel. Just a decent stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pkomar (224) - Poznan, POLAND - NOV 26, 2014
Beautiful aroma of roasted malts. Lots of chocolate and even more coffee. Some hops appearing here and there as well. Some bready aroma in the background as well. Very strong. Pours black with huge head, that lasts for a long, long while and leaves great lacing. That head is really durable. Taste is dry, yet not watery. Medium-low carbonation, medium bitterness (just enough to feel it, works great in this beer). Overall it’s a very simple, straightforward beer. Extremely drinkable, session. Love that touch of coffee in there as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Morganthemoon (3) - - NOV 25, 2014 does not count
When looking for a good well balanced stout, full of flavour, with hints of toast, roasted nuts and a faint hint of coffee, then this is streets ahead of any other Irish Stout. Impossible to find in Dublin however as they seem to favour something else there. Bottles can be purchased at the airport however. Tasted it first in Cape Cod, in a place called sandwich in a place called the British Pub. Carlow sell a similar beer marked though M & S, but get the draught versionif you can

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
terrybail (702) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
500ml bottle from the LCBO chocolate, roasty, barnyard, black, cloudy, frothy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, average carbonation, Better then Guinness but just ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sugram (93) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 21, 2014
0.33l bottle @ De Tolly joogipood, Tartu, Estonia. Deep dark brown. Tan medium head. Aroma: medium bitter, esspresso, milk chocolate, hops, smoked malts, tutti-frutti. Taste: hops, esspresso, medium bitter, chocolate. medium body. Good and well balanced beer but nothing interesting

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bendrixian (1298) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO. Pour a darker brown/black colour with a fine bubbled brownish head that disappears pretty quickly. I find the aroma sort of dusty and espresso like with a hint of roast. On the palate it is medium bodied, some toasty bitterness and fast finish. Rather forgeful but toasty brew. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (601) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle @ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours deep dark brown with tan head. Aroma of smoked malts, coffee, dark chocolate. Taste of roasted malts, coffee with some milk, some bitterness. Medium body. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1384) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle from LCBO. Dry, roasty, somewhat creamy aroma. Taste is nutty, bready, roasty, leathery, and moderately dry. Smooth body. Good stout.

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