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


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RATINGS: 1219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (7268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2006
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a nice large fluffy tan head -- it looks the part but it’s slightly downhill from here. Aroma is sweet and malty, slightly roasty with some coffee and maybe some chocolate. Flavour’s...different, not what I expected. It’s somewhat watery, just a little roasty with some sweet malt and a dry bitter finish. Flavour could use more coffee and chocolate, as it is it doesn’t do much for me. Medium bodied, acidic mouthfeel. Looks great but the rest, not so much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2006 500 ml bottle - pours deep, deep brown, almost black, with a thick mocha head. Aroma of roasted malts, black licorice and plums. Taste is similar to Guinness, but with more body and complexity, though the mouthfeel is still fairly thin. Short finish. I would take this over Guinness if it were available here year-round. Ultra-smooth and drinkable. Very tasty. A fine dry stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3542) - Branson, Missouri, USA - SEP 26, 2006
Pours very black; nice lingering brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, bitter overall. Not the best stout; did not like it as much as Guiness. Very roasted flavor. Would drink again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2006
There’s none more black... Nice roasty aroma, and a bitter flavour that faded nicely. Some acidity lingered, but generally an easy drinking stout. Great looking label as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2006
Murky black colored, medium sized brown head. Sweetness, roastiness, coffee and caramel in aroma, some creamy tones there too. Thin to medium bodied. Flavor is even more roasted, also some smoke and coffee can be found. Aftertaste dries with roastiness. Basic stout, of course fuller body wouldn’t hurt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (7254) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 23, 2006
Bottled(500ml). -Deep black coloured, brown lasting head. Very bitter, aroma of bitter dark chocolate, roasted coffee and malt. Somehow acidic mouthfeel. It appears too good for such a bitter and not so pleasant brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
KingofCastle (208) - London, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2006
500 mL Bottle: UNLIKE BEAMISH, this stout does not have enough malt sweetness to balance out the roast bite (as the label claims). This is really dark black & has a nice bubbly beige head which fades. This is even more dry and bitter than a Guinness (but even a Guinness is smoother than this, and NEITHER OF THEM IS AS SMOOTH & CREAMY AS BEAMISH). The flavours (predominantly roast coffee) do not become more delicate & round out the heavy body, UNLIKE A SLIGHTLY WARMED BEAMISH WHICH THE IDEAL STOUT EXPERIENCE. Choose this any day over St. Ambroise "oatmeal" stout. Don’t turn this down, BUT DO WHAT WHATEVER YOU CAN TO FIND A BEAMISH.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beergut111 (210) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2006
500ml bottle. Pours a nice black colour. Dark chocolate and coffee tastes. Ive had better stouts, but I would take this over guinness anyday.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2006
500ml Bottle: Stumbled upon this one Saturday night when friends introduced me to the Queen’s Quay LCBO. Great place, awesome selection. This baby pours jet black with a less robust off-white head than I expected. Aroma is heavy on dark roast coffee and unsweetened chocolate, very nice. Flavour is in line with aroma, heavy with coffee (made more prevalent when I had a coffee right after I was done) and quite hoppy and dry. My first dry stout and I truly enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2006
500 ml bottle purchased from the LCBO- This is a dark beer. Deep dark brown, close to black, with a thin mocha head with decent life. Aroma is crushed dry coffee beans, dark baker’s chocolate, roasty, smoke. Taste is bitter and dry black coffee, with a smidge of dark chocolate and roasted oats. Finishes smmoth, but dry as all get out, with awesome length coming from the coffee aspects. I imagine this is one of the finest dry stouts I have had to date.

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