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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1214   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2008
12oz bottle labeled Irish Stout. Aroma is roasted malt, smoke, and coffee. Large rocky tan head that mostly diminished but left fantastic lace. Dark black/red hue. Flavor is smoke, coffee, and roasted malt that ends with a dry bitterness. Palate is medium bodied and flat. A good one.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3964) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2007
bottle - Pours near black with a one finger tan head and a decent roast aroma. The flavor is rich roast malt and coffee. The body is medium to full and finishes moderately bitter. It’s a pretty solid stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9497) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2007
Near-black chestnut brown with a brown head that settles into a thick crumpet-like pad that looks like you could lie down on it. Beautiful! Light soy sauce, espresso aromas. Full bodied with earthy burnt barley, slightly woody and an ashy dry finish. Quite bitter. Fantastic!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2701) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Pours a brown black color with a tope colored head that is foamy and somewhat pocketed. Smells of roasted malt and chocolate, tastes like roasted malt and coffee. Kind of like a murphys but not as smooth as a guinness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gwpom (297) - Akron, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2007
11.2 oz bottle. Totally black, brown head that fades quickly with good lacing, smooth and not overly sweet. No real overpowering flavors and a smoky taste, and an aroma that hit me a foot away from the glass. Mild ABV for a stout, but that just means I can enjoy more than one... :) Not bad at all.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 6, 2007
Vegemite black in colour with thick toffee coloured head. Bitter hop and coffee flavours. Smooth mouthfeel.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2007
pours out a nice dark brown almost black color. aroma is sweet and malty. flavor is the same. this stout is very thin and as it warmed the flavor disappeared. over all not bad, but not that great either.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2173) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2007
purchased at puget sound wine cellar in port orchard, washington. bottle states an irish stout. pour is night black with a two finger foamy khaki head that stays around quite awhile, very nice lacing. smell is faint, very little cocoa and coffee, little bit of roasted nuts. taste is dark chocolate, nice dryness, some espresso, touch of roasted flavors. overall a nice stout, could be a bit stronger, but a very nice brew.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (3223) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2007
A basic dry stout. Aroma was a little weak but could pick up some coffee. Pour was nice...a dark brown/black with a nice 2 finger tan head. Taste was very toasty. Roasted malt, coffee and a nice bitter aftertaste. Heavy carbonation which is a plus for me. Nice and dry as the style indicates. Now bear with me on this...there is a wierd beef jerky taste in there that I can’t figure out. It doesn’t take away from the beer but creeps up the sinuses and was unexpected. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
dkazuk (248) - winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 12, 2007
500ml bottle.
Pours black as an abyss with an nice and thick foamy tan head. Fades slowly and leaves a nice coat of lacing ’round the glass. Aroma hits you with banana cream pie, caramel and chocolate malts as well as some other fruity and grainy notes below. The flavour is very nice. Coffee bitterness, dark chocolate, roasted malts and some sour banana. A little bit thin for me, but otherwise good feel and balanced carbonation. Ends Bitter and dry on a sour ground coffee taste. I like it.


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