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

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RATINGS: 1047   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2004
Dark, dark black brown. Light brown head. Covers beer in a thin whisp almost has smoked qualities to it. Burnt malt aroma. Light burnt flavour slightly malty. Carbonated body light not to heavy slight hop bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2004
Roasted, sweet black grapes over quite dry, hoppy flakes...Persistence of dryness and a fruitiness sometimes on the verge of aniseed...Sunday brunch in a glass...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wheatsheaf (104) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2004
Bottle. A near-black stout with mahogany highlights. Pours with a thick, creamy head that leaves full lacing. Bread and light roasted malt aroma. The taste is moderately roasty, with a touch of smoke, and a nutty dryness that lingers on the palate. It might not grab you, but it is still a well-made, flavourful, and traditional dry stout that is miles ahead of Guinness.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tessic (906) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2004
This nice stout poured a huge tan head. Nice aromas of caramel, molasses and roasted malts with a slight touch of cocoa. Small amount of yeast. First taste was a litle over-carbonated for a stout and had a rich smokey flavour to it. I could taste the small amount of yeast that I smelt before. I could almost taste charcoal. The finish was slightly watery with continuing smoke flavour.

3.2
   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.

3.3
   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.

3.4
   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.

3.7
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (2912) - 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.


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