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

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RATINGS: 1019   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (2901) - 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.

3.8
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - 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 .

3.8
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (7921) - 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.

3.1
   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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mds (2218) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2004
Pitch black colour, it looks fine with it's off-white lace. Strong malt aroma. Quite bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crockett (1009) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2004
Very, Very dark brown with a big pillowy tan head. Not much of an aroma. Crisp for a stout. Soft chocolate, very mild coffee. Some Banana? Very Dry but has a nice balanced sweet undertone. Nice smokiness to the burp.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radiomgb (2262) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2004
Deep black in colour with a light brown coloured head. Aroma is roasty, of coffee and light chocolate. Flavour is very roasty, coffee, chocolate, all the stout regulars but this just seems a little light. Finish with a long bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2004
A middle-of-the-road stout. Nothing out of the ordinary and nothing overly offensive. It's got the basic roasted malts and coffee with a faint hint of chocolate now and then. Dry, bitter finish but not rich and creamy enough for my taste.


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