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

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RATINGS: 1200   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MetalNHopHead (1250) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerNinjaUK (196) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle from Beer52. Pours very deep brown colour with every so slight burgundy glow. Velvety beige head which falls away quite quickly. Aroma is gentle - coffee, toast and brandy. Taste is satisfyingly rich with roasted coffee beans. Overall, a very well composed stout that leaves a lingering smokiness.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aragh (204) - POLAND - NOV 8, 2015
Kolor hebanowy, piana gęsta, szybko opadająca, niezbyt chętnie oblepiająca szkło. W zapachu kawa i murowana piwnica. W smaku intensywna palona kawa, w tle bardzo gorzka czekolada i kawowa kwaśność, goryczka krótka, palona. Niezłe, ale pozbawione głębi. Po ogrzaniu pojawiła się też nieprzyjemna masłowatość. Nasycenie dość wysokie.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (1129) - Airvault, FRANCE - NOV 7, 2015
Bottle 33cL.@bar Kraken Paradise, Toulouse. A shining black beer with a medium beige head ; medium retention. Roast, toast, coffee (intense), black chocolate. Light to medium sweet, light to medium dry lasting bitter, light refreshing. Average body and texture, good carbonation, toasty coffee medium finish. Overall, a good toasty coffee beer ; expressive flavors ; nice bitterness ; refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Torrefacto (1358) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 5, 2015
Negro con reglejos caoba, espuma beis. Aromas de chocolate, cereal, tostados, ligeramente sulfuroso. Cuerpo ligero, con inicio dulce de cereal achocolatado y final seco quemado..

2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geese (7) - - OCT 31, 2015 does not count
Decent stout. Dark with hints of liquorice. Worthy of he gout that will follow tomorrow

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (980) - - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle from beer52. Dark brown, no head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste is dry and bitter and sweet too. Bit oily medium and mild carbonation. Nice stout.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
DroolYeast (915) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle @ home. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, wood. Black colour, off-white head. Dark brown colour, tan head, mostly lasting. Light bitterness, light sweetness, mostly lasting, bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fid600 (81) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 26, 2015
50 cl bottle from City Center One, served in a snifter. Dark ruby red to black, filtered, with minimal tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is milk chocolate, light coffee. Medium body, light carbonation. Taste is light to medium sweet with low to medium bitterness, balanced. Texture is watery to oily.


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