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

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common

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RATINGS: 1104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2006
Attractive appearing beer, pouring rich black color with a nice well retained tan head. Aroma has some chocolate, but that is subjagated by some sour, bitter aromas. Harsh bitter flavor like raw, unsweetened chocolate. Doesn’t taste roasted, more like burned or something. Gotta agree with Sean, disappointing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aewilson74 (14) - Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2006
11.2 oz bottle: A great beer. If it wasn’t so expensive I would buy it more often. Great stout.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2006
This beer pours a dark brown to mahogany red color with a thin bubbly tanned head which died fairly quickly with little lacing. The aroma is woody, chocolatey in the nose with a hint of hops but at some points it literally smelled like a well-taken care of port-a-potty, and there is no such thing if you’re trying to think too hard about that..... The flavor is extremely bitter and provides absolutely zero balance to the beer. Cardboardy malt finish mixed with piney hoppy mid-sip. Carbonation is present yet the body is paper thin. Some smoke in the finish, but overall incredibly disappointing.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
onystrom (1321) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - APR 4, 2006
Dark red color with great head. Watery with a slightly burnt flavor. Hint of chocolate.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stew41 (1795) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2006
Well made dry stout style. Dark brown in the glass with a very small dark coffee coloured head. Dry nose, some roasted touched, subdued. Dry palate, some fizz, slightly metallic malts but nothing to worry about. Perhaps needs a touch more intensity but there’s no doubting the structure as a dry stout style.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Bottle. Drank this as a tribute to the old Irishman, Jim Calhoun. At first, I was doubting it’s potential, but I guess it did it’s job after all. As a beer, though, it’s really nothing special. Very watery. Very thin. Not bad, mind you, just not much of anything. I guess there’s a bit of chocolate and very mild roasted malts in the mouth, but that’s about it. Smooth going down, and not as bitter as I had expected. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2006
Heavy tan head, high carbonation, black body. Nice sweet aroma, very smooth, somewhat like milk chocolate. Bacon taste in the body, some smoked quality as well, hops are present. Bitter ending, probably from roasted malts.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2006
Dark black color with a medium creamy brown head that lasts for a while. Chocolate, roasted malt and coffee aromas. Very bitter strong coffee flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rsmeds (228) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2006
Bottle.
Virtually opaque black, with a foamy brown head (fairly good retension).
Heavily roasted malt aroma of freshly ground coffee, dark chocolate, sweet dark fruit, spices and bitter hops.
Flavor reflects aroma, albeit somewhat dryer, with a slightly bitter cold coffee roasted aftertaste.
Moderate carbonation, medium body. A nice smooth stout.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2006
dark brown with a tan head. aroma of roasted coffee. bitter roasted flavor with slight acidity. medium body mild carbonation long bitter very dry finish. very drinkable.


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