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

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RATINGS: 1062   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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (2869) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2005
On tap at the Irish Bistro. Does the traditional Irish Stout nitrous pour. Malty, with hints of caramel, roasts, and coffee. Has a good hop bite to it for a stout.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
zach8270 (3690) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2008 [bottle - 12 oz] Dark black pour with not much of a head. Lots of coffee and hops in the aroma. Odd for a stout. The taste is really gross. Too much hops and dry, stale coffee. Massively bitter aftertaste. Very thin. Not good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2503) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2005
I liked this one, left Guinness for dead proving Irish stouts are best left to the brewers and not the marketers. Tasted from the bottle at the ’Moon & Sixpence’, Perth, and poured into an English pint glass. Congealed looking, deepest ruby black with no real solid head passed some tannish bubbles on the meniscus. Rich, deep, dessert-style teramisú, cocoa, molasses and coffee bean aroma; mildly sweet and warmingly musty. Dry, smooth and full bodied in the mouth, with very, very light carbonation. Earthy dry cocoa and dark chocolaty malts upfront, roasted grain and a liquorice/molasses mix mid-palate before a malty bitter swallow. The aftertaste was the highlight, long and earthy warming malts, chocolate and a little smoke lingering between swallows. I loved this but had to settle with one bottle, being the only one left. One to try again. Cheers to a real Irish stout!!! (50cL, BBE 11/05)

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Paskal (146) - La Prairie, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2005
Bouteille-Il se dégage une subtile odeur de réglisse noire et de mélasse. Une mousse brûnatre qui disparait très vite, très carbonisé. Goût de mélasse et de houblon. Agréable rondeur.--Bottle-A subtil black licorice and molasse aromas. A thin head. Carbonized. Molasse and hop taste. Nice palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Dark ruby/black, not qite opaque with a medium tan head. Roasted, malty nose. Dark coffee flavor adds to the roatd malt base. Slight bittering hops in the finish. Smoth and creamy, but just a tad thin. Enjoyable, but on the sweeter end of the dry stout spectrum.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 14, 2005
Bottle: Poured a jet black color with a nice tan head that left some lacing. Smells of caramel and roastiness. The flavor is lighter than expected but coffee and chocolate was detected with some light bitterness. Medium body. Just an O.K. stout.


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