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

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RATINGS: 1046   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mephisto (1270) - TAIWAN - JUL 19, 2005
black w/ brown head. aroma of chocolate and roasted barley, same w/ flavor, roasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2005
12oz. bottle. Brown body with a small tan head. Roasted nose with coffee. Taste was typical, and a bit of smoke. Sweet. Dry finish, light on the mouth feel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2005
Bottled. Nice tan head with good retention. Fruity, roasted with hints of smoked bacon. The flavor is stunningly complex for such a low alcohol beer with caramel, roasted malt and long peasant bitterness. Excellent :-)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUL 7, 2005
Bottle. Brought this back from Denmark where beer costs an arm and a leg. Decent head nice very dark color. A bit smoked in the malt and light sweetness throughout. Not stellar in the Irish selection but decent none the less.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stouby (3822) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2005
Bottle, at home. Black with large light brown head, mostly lasting, fine lacings. Aroma moderate hoppy, heavy malty (burnt, licorice). Flavor moderate sweet, heavy bitter, long duration. Light body, watery, soft carbonated.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Bottle, rating from old notes. Deep brown but not opaque pour. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee, maybe a little smoke. More roasted malt and coffee in the flavor, with little hints of chocolate. Fairly dry and sharp palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (5066) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2005
Bottle: Aroma is a little light, but mostly all roastiness. Pours a dark brown with barely some orange hilights and a small off-white head that quickly fades to a ring. Flavor is mostly roasted grain and roasted coffee. Light chocolate comes in the finish and a slight lingering in the aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4604) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2005
A surprisingly complex beer at the top of its style. Aromas of chocolate and coffee, some smoke, and teriyaki, and port.. Black with a large tan head. Multi dimensional flavor, smokey peat,, port. Heavy palate but easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2005
Dark obsidian pour with medium tan head. Aroma of chocoff, roasty malt, some rauch. Tastes chocoffy with some licorice and smoked bourbon flavors in the finish. A tad light on the tongue, but very good.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3301) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Pour is black with a small tan head. Wow! Nice burnt roasty aroma. Flavor is a bitter burnt with a strong coffee aftertaste. A pleasing brew for all the senses.


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