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

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RATINGS: 1047   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2005
Pours pure black with a creamy tan head. Aroma from roasted malts and chocolate. Flavour is sweet, coffe-ish and dry. Pretty good bitterness. Somewhat watery mouthfeel. A little too high co2.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5903) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - SEP 18, 2005
The perfect-looking beer ... pitch black and a giant head pocked with big meteor-like craters. Awesome big java aroma. Similarly nice rounded out roast coffee flavors ... maybe just a bit too sweet of a finish for me, but damn good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
can8ianben (1343) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2005
Had this one but was under the label "Irish Stout", not sure if there is any variation. Very nice pleasant dark malty aroma. Very dark, almost black colour with a tan head that diminished after a while. The flavour was complex, with toffee, malts, some alcohol, and even some sweet subtleties. Even though it is very thick and heavy, it is also very smooth. Nice beer.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lunkie (1470) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2005
Bitter burnt hop aroma with malt. Dark brown colour with creamy head and good lacing. Bitter burnt malt flavour. Fizzy palate.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FrankJohansen (3604) - Sabro, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2005
great stout. Black colour with a huge long lasting head. Taste and aroma of chocolate and malte. Slightly bitter after taste. Full body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2005
Bottle. Black with reddish tinge on the edges. Roasted barley and mild vegetable hop aroma. Flavor is sort of sweet and sour, some chocolate maltiness and bitter, dry earthiness, with a decidedly sour aftertaste. Fairly light body, not at all "full bodied" nor "luxuriously smooth" as the commercial description states. A good dry stout, but there’s always Guinness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TINOZACCA (146) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2005
A very nice color with a nice head. Although the head did fade much quicker than it should have, for such a dark beer. The color is misdecieving also, because the beer is much thinner on the palate than expected. This beer smells very nice of roasted hops, wheat, and a lot of roasted malt. The taste is very good also. Roasted flavor, with a good bitter aftertaste. Very nice change if you drink a lot of Guinness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 7, 2005
Sampled from bottle. Pours clear blackened-ruby with a short, creamy tan head and intricate lacing. Aroma is syrupy sweet and dominated by roasted malts. Flavor is slightly bitter with a bit of coffee astringency. Dry, medium-bodied at best and too carbonated for the style. Not worth $10 per sixer - I’ rather have the regionally-made Boulevard Dry Stout ($7).

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vanvenlo (1318) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2005
27 Aug 2005 (Hunnshof) - Nice choc malt aroma. Dark brown colour and good lacing. Big smokey raosted malt flavour, without too much complexity. Big bitter finish and lingering roastiness and is a bit thin.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2005
A pretty decent Irish Stout. Very dark black color with a full brownish head. Some chocolate and espresso notes in the aroma. Typical stout of this style--not bad, but not remarkable either. Another true Irish beer to add to the ranks.


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