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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - NOV 5, 2007
From a 12 oz bottle, I could tell very little from this standard dry stout that could distinquish it from Guinness. drinkable but unexceptionable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - NOV 5, 2007
330 ml. bottle, short blurb and freshness date on the back label, sampled in a pint glass. Poured a dark chocolate black with frothy brown head that ever so slowly settled into a thin creamy lacing, a good deal of laced sticking. Aromas of roasted grain, coffee, wisp of vanilla and hints of cocoa. A lively, fresh smelling nose. Lusciously smooth moderate body, airy feel from the good carbonation. Milky rich malts, charcoal and roasted grain, caramel and cocoa, ending with a coffee bitterness. Light herbal leafy hops add to the mild bitterness, helping to give this stout a dry finish. An easy quaffer, I would like to try this from the tap sometime, nitro or otherwise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2007
Pours black with a moderate, tan head. Aroma is dry, roasty, with some chocolate qualities. Mouth feel is moderate with a roasty quality. Some coffee and chocolate flavors are present.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Decent but not outstanding stout. A solid bitterness keeps this one interesting, and it goes down well. Far better than the O’Haras Irish Red. Had this on tap at the Tolkien House in Zagreb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 5, 2007
dark brew with deep copper highlights, dark tan head. crispy toast and roasted coffee-ish aroma with pleasant malt undertone. flavor is roasty with a nice crisp finish. nice beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
clueo (168) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2007
A good stout which is very smooth and easy to drink. A nice creamy head and a smooth aftertaste. The beer has a classic stout appearance and settles like its counterparts. Overall, a nice stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heavy (2569) - Split, CROATIA - SEP 23, 2007
0.5 l bottle. Pours dark brown, almost black body with small-medium head. Aroma of coffee, some minor floral hops, too. Flavor very full, dry, with lot of coffee, very bitter brew. Long finish with bitter coffee again on tongue top. Quite interesting and full bodied stout which you drink slowly, but not so good for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2007
[Sampled in 2005.] A good stout, but only coffechocs without chocs. Roasty, dry, burned and bitter afterfinish!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBeer45 (1402) - Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2007
Pours very black with medium to dark tan bubbles, dark malt and coffee aroma with some smokiness, faint vanilla and real faint sweet in the nose, taste is dark malt with some bitter coffee, some graininess on the palate, like the other dry stouts I had, some hops on the palate, roasted malt flavor followed along to the end with some coffee ground bitterness, as I have noted before, dry stouts do not excite me too much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (5041) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Pretty dark, but not all the way black... little reddish tint in it. The head is a little on the tan side. Smoky and roasty aroma, with some chocolate. Smoky and roasted coffee flavors with a little bitterness on the side.

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