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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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2004
Draught. Roasty aroma, malty. Deep dark ruby, black from a distance, thick nitro head. Roasty flavor, a tad metallic. Medium body. Not bad but the nitro kind of killed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2004
Very black with beige head. Roasted aroma with tones of ocean and salami. Smoky flavor with tones of salami and rocks. Nice bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - FEB 3, 2004
Malt and coffee in the nose, and a slightly metallic aroma. Almost completely black with a HUGE frothy white head. Very nice to look at. Flavor is very roasty and some kicks of coffee. It ends very bitter, some metallic flavor too.Rather dry. Its very carbonated and its a bit watery. Mediocre stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2004
Pours black with a huge, long lasting, creamy head. Woody aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Light medium body. Flavour of roasted malt and coffee with a hint of raisins. Bitter aftertaste. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (2882) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2004
Dark, dark ruby-brown colour with a thick, fluffy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and slightly sour coffee. Nice body, with just the right amount of carbonation. Flavour is roasty and smoky to start, but is overpowered by bitterness in the finish. Needs more chocolate notes, I think. But generally, it's a pretty decent dry stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2004
black, fluffy beige head. aroma of roasted malt with a bit of molasses and coffee. nice roasty stout flavours with hint of bakers chocolate and burnt raisins. finishes dry. a nice surprise from the lcbo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6406) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 29, 2004
Smokey aroma, a la late fall mixed with light almost undetectable lactic scent. Woody, chewy. In flavour it smoky, meaty malt got mixed with bitter isle hops character that is better. Kind of dry finish accented by dark chocolate .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2004 A very pleasent surprise. Deep black in colour with big off white head. Taste is coffeelike with a bit of sweetness. Aftertaste is dominated by a lovely bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (7790) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2004
Gigantic beige head springs forth from black bodied brew. Aroma is roasty and slightly coffeelike. Flavour is likewise with some malt in it. Bit simplistic, it looks and tastes like a Guinness with a bit more flavour and a bit less body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2004
Pours a big, out-of-control beige head, looks a bit like soapwater and perhaps tastes a bit like it. Smells slightly vineous with dark coffee notes. Very dry and bitter as it warms. Too thin for my taste, but maybe I poured it too aggressively. If I was insane about Guinness, I'd probably enjoy (but pretend not to enjoy) this beer a lot. Good for the genre. It would go well with salty food.

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