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

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common

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RATINGS: 1048   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (10870) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2005
Bottle. Creamy light brown head. Fully lasting. Brown colour, wonderfull beer to look at. Caramellic aroma. Heavy bitter flavour, coffe like more than chocolate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2005
Dark burgundy brown body with visible carbonation and a frothy, light tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, burnt figs and chestnuts, and some evident sweet caramelization. Flavor is like well-roasted dark coffee with medium acidity. Also some charry notes plus burnt fruit and squash. Fizzy, over-carbonated palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11103) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2005
Draft at Montgomery Inn - Boathouse in Cincy. Poured a black color with a huge creamy cascading light brown head that was lasting with good lacing. Good roasted spice aroma. Medium to full body. Good well balanced flavor with a soft dry finish. Good above average dry stout.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2005
Nice roasted nose and poured black as night. Nice rich head, all good up until the taste. The profile was there but the structure was lacking. A little watered down for my taste.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jzzbassman (1522) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - DEC 6, 2005
Looked great at almost black with a nice head. Aroma was licorice and roasted malt. The flavor was pleasant but hampered by being thin bodied and overcarbonated.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sregnar35 (977) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2005
On tap at Mahars. Very much a guinness clone, but with more burnt character, similar to Beamish. Thinner head than I would have liked, but still had a nice thick body.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (2756) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2005
Beige medium lasting head. Coffee, chocolate and smoked aromas. Deep brown. Malt and smokey roasted coffee flavour. Medium bodied. Bitterness in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2005
Interesting aroma of bitter, roasted malts, with a slight hint of nuttiness. Soft carbonation. The body is rather thin, but full of bitter malts and roasted coffee. The dryness pervades the body, leaving a bit of chalky feeling on my tongue. Good, but dry stouts just aren’t my favorite breed of stout.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dondk (28) - leetsdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2005
Black color with a very thin tan head. Bitter malt aroma. Definite roasted malt in the taste with some bitter coffee. A bit thin and for a stout it is not too bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 13, 2005
Pours dark brown with lttle head. Smells thin of burnt coffee. Burnt coffee-chocolate taste. Good flavor, stays smooth, just a bit too thin.


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