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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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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2002
Dark chestnut color with a light brown with light accented head. Sour mash aroma. Very dry roasted malt flavors. Somewhat watery. Just a bit to lactic for my tastes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heykevin (1274) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - NOV 4, 2002
Typical stout aroma--not a lot of hops. Very clean maltiness-I see how austinpowers makes the schwarzbeer comparison. There is a background roastiness, that is rather nice.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2002
Seems no one else thought this brew was more like a thin porter than a stout. Whiffs of ale hit the nose, and it makes for a light and pleasant drink. Fairly sweet, bitter and almost in schwarzbier territory.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2002
Opaque black with a brown head. Roasted coffee, dark choclate bitter. Enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaymobrown (1644) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2002
Dark with a creamy head. No real aroma, sort of a watery malt. Some roasted flavors. A fairly average stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (7923) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2002
A good stout. Chocolate and coffee flavours are complimented by a nice dry roast finish. There is an underlying sweetness that is pleasant and not overpowering.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardGretton (4220) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2002
Deep black beer with a frothy head. The flavour and aroma is powered by strong black coffee. Smooth and thick on the palate. I am getting to like stouts more and more.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Discofish (152) - USA - SEP 28, 2002

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
neilrichards (191) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2002
Was shocked to find this in ’Bottoms Up’ for a bargain 99p. What a great buy. Its dark, with a lovely big, brown head. None of the flavours in it are too deep, but that didn’t detract from how much I enjoyed it. Not up there with Imperial stout, but to me this made for a nice drink anyway.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SilkTork (5156) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2002
Starts well with plenty of typical Irish Stout aroma and taste, but gentle and smooth; then finishes thin and stewed. Mine has four months to go but tastes young, raw and unfinished. It seems this is one to try after the best before date, but I doubt on the evidence that it would be worth it.


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