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


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RATINGS: 1110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (5634) - Plymouth, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4961) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8529) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3533) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2005
Bottle 12oz - Pours black with a medium tan head. Roasty sweet aroma. Coffee and roasted malts dominate the flavor. On the palate this is actually a little watery for a stout. It did finish a little bitter though and I liked that. This was much like the other irish stouts I’ve had. Nothing fantastic but a drinkable brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UnsofistaCat (240) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2005 Bottle…unfortunately…. great roasted nose…smells like oatmeal cookies to me…..medium dark….decent head….taste like improved Guinness to me. The bottom of the pint had a nice sweet malt to it balanced out with bitter roast. I would love to taste this on tap. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Deep tar black, topped with a creamy frothy one finger light brown head. Roasted coffee and sea salt aroma. Salty flavors continue, with roasted coffee. Dark and bitter, with chicory and some dusted chocolate. Oak and smoke show through. Palate is dry and a little bitter, with a bit of a sugary chokecherry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2005 (Bottle 50 cl) Pitch black with a rocky head which is amazingly stable. Very dry and burned with a pronounced bitterness. Nice and different stout. 260202

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (14447) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2008 Bottle. Malty, roasted aroma. Almost black colour, red hue. Creamy light brown head. Slightly malty, roasted flavour with some bitterness and CO2 bite. Aftertaste is bitter with some harshness. Hint of chocolate. 6 3 5 3 11

Cask at GBBF08. Weak roasted aroma. Clear very dark brown colour. Good roasted flavour, turns a little malty and then roasted again. Light body, but OK flavour. 6 3 6 3 17

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Foxbush (1487) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2005 This is another beer purchased form The Caboose in Ashland, VA. The head formed quickly and was quite frothy. The color was a deep black and the aroma of coffee nuts. The added roasted barley was evident. The Stout had an excellent balence of sweetness. There was no bitter aftertaste. I liked it. I would look for this stout. It may not be as complex as other stouts but it was very drinkale for any occasion. Enjoyed another on June 19,2005 form the Tap at Capital Ale House for Father’s day. It was better from the tap than in bottle.

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