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Brewed by Carlow
Style: Dry Stout
Carlow, Ireland

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RATINGS: 982   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2003
Decent for a stout, but a bit too watery and thin. Nice roasted flavor, but that's it... not thick enough to support it's weak base.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheBeerGod (5165) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2005 Pours a pitch black like Guinness. Very reminescent of Guinness except this is much more watery and a lot less flavorful. Very thin bodied and almost non existent on the palate. Has a slight cocoa or coffee taste but with little finish or aftertaste. Seems like a watered down Guinness. Average beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2003
While not a flavor powerhouse, this stout is highly drinkable. Pours out to the usual darkness that is associated with this style with a generous light brown head. Nice roasted malt presence. A tad thin but evens out with a slight sweetness that mixes in with the roasted malt in the end. You could drink these all night.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2003
This stout leans more toward the bitter side of the spectrum. Very dark. Flavors of coffee and chocolate are abundant. Very dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2003
pours dark brown almost black with a tan head that discipates quickly. flavor is very roasty with a bit of chocolate and bitterness. not a bad stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7772) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2003
Completely dark-brown to black. Brown-grey head, thick,big bubbles. Nose: coffee-and-milk, chocolate, roasted malt, tobacco notes. Taste is bitter as from burnt malts. Coffee, chicory. Very chewy mouthfeel, yet refreshing. Aftertaste is malt & bitterness, like a slightly overdone bread.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2003
Midnight black with a big light brown head. Thin roasted malt aroma with English hop presence. Body is of medium viscosity but lacks any real complexity. Dry bitter finish rounds out an otherwise average stout.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thejman454 (56) - cumming, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2003
An ok beer, nice roasted taste with vitually no cofee flavor, finishes very dry.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 12, 2003
Very dark brown opaque body with red accents. The body is topped with a thick head that leaves lots of lace. Strong malty aroma with a roasted coffee character and a slightly bitter hoppiness. Roasted malt flavor with a slight sweetness and a roasted coffee finish. Full bodied and smooth with a slight dryness.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2003
I've had a lot of really good beers latyely so this one may be suffering by comparison, but amn, what a disappointment! Struggles toward roastiness but fades with some weird faintly burnt coffee ashes - mostly builds a sourish serious of tones, but it's hard to tell through the texture. I'm not a fan.


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