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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holdwine (1153) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2006
A good dry stout. May it get better, as it seems a little uneven. Flavorful and strong with sweet malt and enough hops to finish the deal. Nice roasted chocolate and coffee notes.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Skinnyviking (8555) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2006
Bottle. Brown creamy lasting head. Fair to call the bofy blsvk. The expected coffee hops aroma, a bit shapr though. Flavor: I hope to spell it right this time, liquorice. coffee, smooth hops, well done !!

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2006
Is there such a thing as a "Light Stout?" That sounds like an oxymoron. This one comes close. It looks great! It poured an opaque black with a large bubbly off-white head. It even had a nice earthy aroma. Then I drank it: Light malt flavor; Light on the hops, a bit thin, with a slight metallic aftertaste. Not the "Full bodied, luxuriously smooth...." promised on the label. Stout? Nah. A nice looking, low alcohol black lager? Maybe.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2006
From Bottle, Best by April 30, 2006

Poured black with some ruby highlights if held at the right angle. Huge, fluffy light brown head. Nice lacing on the glass and small head remained all the way through. Big roasty and malty aroma. Flavor lightly sweet, with hints of cherries, malts, and roasted bean notes. Big bitter bite. Light mouthfeel. This is an ok Stout, something that I would enjoy every once and a while.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2006
Dark Reddish-Brown, with a frothy head (not creamy) that dissipates quite quickly. Odor of roasted grains, peat, with a bitter coffee finish. Slight sweet flavor, however as it works it’s way back across the tongue, but still very harsh remainders in the mouth. Mild lacing in the glass, even when the head dissipates.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2006
Courtesy of Acertain. Thanks Andrew. <P> Aroma is fairly roasty with mild chocolate notes and weak coffee. Flat black in color with a mocha hued head that diminishes to thumb thickness. Fore is again fairly heavy with roasted malt flavors. Hints of coffee and burnt barley with mild chocolate and berry notes and a hint of nuttiness in the finish. The palate is thin as American dry stouts goe, but for an irish brew it’s pretty to style...compared to say Murphy’s or Guinness Draught without a widget. It has a lot more flavor than either of those beers...by far. I’d drink this on a regular basis if it were availible to me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
turg (156) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2006
Bottle 500ml. Appearance: Pours black with a brown head. Aroma: roasted coffee, chocolate and burn malts. Flavor: Dry malt, roast, chocolate.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tenghave (404) - Taastrup, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2006
Købt i Netto for 10 kr. (50 cl. flaske). Øllen er mørkebrun med kun lidt kulsyre. Smagen er brændt og bitter, og eftersmagen er meget bitter. Virker ikke særlig tyk af en Stout - mere som tyske Schwarzbeer Øllen er dog ikke noget specielt, og vil formentlig være en af de mange, som hurtigt bliver glemt.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gnoff (9430) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2006
Very dark red color, almost so that you can’t see through it. Some iron in the smell, a faint acid taste but also a bit burnt in it. Not among the best stouts I’ve had.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2006
Bottle: Pours black, huge pillowy light beige head, fairly nice lacing.   Dry chalky aroma, slight roasted malt.   Weak watery roasted malt flavor, slightly dry and chalky.   Not very robust nor full bodied.   Flavor dies quickly, leaving you wondering if it is intentionally watered down.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, but on the thin side.   Finishes weak, lingering roasted malts, a bit dry, but moreso really boring.   Tiz okay, but VERY middle of the road.



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