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Brewed by Carlow
Style: Dry Stout
Carlow, Ireland

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RATINGS: 1003   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4703) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2004
Bottle: Poured a dark black colored beer with an average bubbly head with standard retention. Aroma is really great with a nice mix between roastiness and coffee. Taste is OK with some nice touch of roasted malts and coffee. The aftertaste is dry without too much of the watery feeling you get with Guinness. Overall, a good stout but nothing too much out of the ordinary.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2004
Scent is strong alcohol, but it seems to work. Coffee taste dominates. A perfectly acceptable stout.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2004
Smells like yummy. Smooth beer, with not a lot of taste. Hum, have really nothing else to say about this beer, but I need to fill space. That should do it.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2004
Bottled. Black. Roasted malt and toffee up front. Richly grassy and bitter. Dry finish. Medium bodied.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndersR (195) - Århus, DENMARK - APR 18, 2004
Dark brown with tan head. Smokey but not as smokey as the Celtic Red from same brewery. Not very complex taste, a bit thin and not especially well balanced.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
piscator34 (1960) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 17, 2004
Black in colour with minimal head. Smoke and light malts as far as the aroma is concerned. I found the flavor to be VERY smokey... I might have confused this with a smoked beer if I had been tasting it blind. The smoke sort of overwhelms the secondary malt and caramel flavors. A very thin body as well. Unbalanced and disappointing.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6126) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2004
Dark brown body, thin light brown head. Aroma is rather mild, malty with tones of chocolate and licorice, rather simple I must say. Palate is rather low-bodied, chocolatey, pretty effervescent for a stout and a very honest roasty finish, moderately bitter and with a bit of coffee. Not worth hunting, but far from unpleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9939) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2004
Clear dark brown beer with a small off-white head. Sweet malts and chocolate aroma. Sweet chocolate, slightly smokey beer with peat moss character, slightly lactic. Very nice bodied stout.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dflip (27) - USA - APR 2, 2004
Good dry stout. Black in color, hint of burnt toast from the roast barley. I love Guinness and Murphy's,and though it does not have that creaminess of Gui. & Murph., it definitely has those dry undertones of coffee and chocolate and deserves remarkable respect.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2004
Dark brown stout, lasting toffee coloured head. A mild but firm flavour of liquorice and hops. Toasted bread? A bit watery palate. Overall a light, well balanced dry stout.


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