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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.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: O’hara’s Celtic Stout
Date: 01/10/2003
Mode: Bottle
Source: Whole Foods Market

black with ruby highlights, big foamy tan head, dry rich roasted malt aroma and flavor, touch of chocolate, low bitterness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Score: *4
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3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
OStreetBrewery (120) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 20, 2007
Filtered Bottle. Good aroma of roasted grain , slight astringent note, and some hop resin. A hint of malt sweetness on the pallet before a big dry chocolate character, fading to lots of roast barley astringency and hop bitterness. Very good dry stout , leaves the most famous one for dust.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
extremeicon (112) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Bottle courtesy a family friend visiting from Northern Ireland. Pitch black with an active but quickly fading tan head. Not much at all in the aroma - a bit of coffee but I really have to strain to even make that out. Taste of coffee but very bitter and a bit soapy. Palate a bit thin. I’m hoping that it just didn’t fare well on its journey across the pond.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2007
11.2 oz bottledark chocolate colored with a brown rocky head....coffee and roasted malt aroma...nice dark roated malt flavor...some hhints of coffee and chocolate...thin bubbly mouthfeel with a nice finish...enjoyable

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fweezle (1) - Nevada, USA - AUG 10, 2007 does not count
Truly a great Irish Stout. Pours from the bottle dark brown/black that barely lets any light though, with a creamy head to top it all off. Aroma is deep and strong with hints of toasted chocolate and smoky earth. Goes down smooth with a touch of roasted coffee and a slight bitterness. Not quite the weak flavor of Guinness but less of a bite than Beamish. If only it wasn’t $10.00 a sixpack.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - AUG 4, 2007
Pours black with some mahogany brown to it. Head is oatmeal colored, thick, long lasting and lace leaving. Aroma is chocolate and anise, smoky, different for a stout. Taste is also smoky, with smoked ham, chocolate, toffee, peat, wet mud, with some scotch in the aftertaste. Pretty good stout. Not my favorite, but enjoyable enough to knock back 4 or 5 pints at the bar.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrendanC (33) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2007
Pretty pricey for a slightly above average beer. Slight sweetness, but really nothing that stood out for me.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2007
Tap. Pours a typical stout - jet black with a creamy head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Taste weaker than a Guinness or a Murphy’s. Overall, just OK.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7752) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2007
Cask-conditioned at the Cornubia, Bristol 17/07/07. Black coloured with a decent tan head. Aroma of bitter chocolate with some roasted notes. Very smooth to drink with more chocolate and coffee flavours and a long, dry finish. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (13048) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 12, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2008 Keg (Gallows Bird, Espoo)
Blacl, creamy head. Creamy roasted barley aroma. Full and smooth in the mouth. Rich roast taste, smooth and full. Burnt finish. Really tasty stout, even better than how I remember it.
Rerate of (5-5-7-4-13=3.4)
500ml bottle.
Classic Irish dry stout. Thick dark black, and with a healthy tight head. Aroma pleasantly bitter and malty, but nothing exceptional. Taste is wonderfully dry, clearly discernable burnt barley, with a crisp bite. At 4.3%, can be drunk all night long.


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