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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 1115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2006
6/25/06: Bottle.
Sweet malt aroma with hints of roast. Body is black/brown with a creamy almond colored head. Some lace. Flavor is roasted malt with hops. Slightly sour finish which is also bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2006
Bottle. Black with thick creamy head. Quite carbonated. Rich sweetish malty and roasted aroma with coffee, licorice, burnt sugar and toffee. Dryer and more roasted flavor, charcoal. Bitter and charcoal roast finish. Simple but tasty stout with strong roastedness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NachlamSie (2997) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2006
draught. Pours black, slightly ruby in brighter lights. The use of nitro makes it very asthetically balanced. The aroma is mildly sour, bready, and musty. Sweet creaminess in the flavor, a little bit of bite comes through in the finish. There’s some apples and a bit of thin chocolate. It’s like a slightly fuller, rounder Guinness. Great session brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2006
Dark, almost black, with a tan head that laces down the glass. The aroma is mild, with only a slight note of hops. The body is heavy, with a sharp dry hop bite. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 6, 2006
Pours a red black (very dark) with a light tan head of above average density and below average lifespan. The nose is faint, but pleasant, clear roast, slight floral notes, and something lightly sour like old milk, though not sweet. The palate is entirely appropriate to the style. Little bubbles dancing on the tongue, providing a decent viscosity that the beer doesn’t otherwise possess. The dry flavors in this beer really pull it all together, strong roast, brash, but not quite coffee tasting, with high acidity and very slight malt. There’s also some light british style hops filling out the roastiness. This is a really nice clean beer, that does what Guiness always fails to do in my book.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 6, 2006
A dark black beer, and I can see red around the edges, with a thin creamy looking tan colored head (which lasts for a while). Smells chocolatey and sweet. Tastes very roasty, with some sweetness and some milky flavours as well. Its a bit watery and doesnt leave much of an aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3515) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2006
Described as a "luxorious" on the bottle, and it certainly fits the billing. Luxurious black body w. a dollop of chocolate cream on top. Deep roast notes hang in the air as an amazing chocolate aroma takes center statge. Moderate body that is not as full as the aroma would intimate. Light roast flavor. A palatable and enjoyable stout.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (7238) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 9, 2006
bottled. very dark shade of purple. aroma of bike tyre and peach. pretty coffeeish with some porridge and dark chocolate. somehow left me underwhelmed though - petered out when i thought it ould get interesting

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (14997) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 30, 2006
Bottle. BEAUTIFUL head with excellent duration. Very creamy and wavy to look at. Color is dark brown to black. Aroma is not very strong. Taste is dominated by chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2006
Nice dark body with a small tan head. Great aromas of chocolate and burnt malts. Flavor had a nice bitter bite to it.


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