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

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RATINGS: 1214   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.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lunkie (1786) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2005
Bitter burnt hop aroma with malt. Dark brown colour with creamy head and good lacing. Bitter burnt malt flavour. Fizzy palate.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FrankJohansen (3616) - Sabro, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2005
great stout. Black colour with a huge long lasting head. Taste and aroma of chocolate and malte. Slightly bitter after taste. Full body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2005
Bottle. Black with reddish tinge on the edges. Roasted barley and mild vegetable hop aroma. Flavor is sort of sweet and sour, some chocolate maltiness and bitter, dry earthiness, with a decidedly sour aftertaste. Fairly light body, not at all "full bodied" nor "luxuriously smooth" as the commercial description states. A good dry stout, but there’s always Guinness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TINOZACCA (146) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2005
A very nice color with a nice head. Although the head did fade much quicker than it should have, for such a dark beer. The color is misdecieving also, because the beer is much thinner on the palate than expected. This beer smells very nice of roasted hops, wheat, and a lot of roasted malt. The taste is very good also. Roasted flavor, with a good bitter aftertaste. Very nice change if you drink a lot of Guinness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 7, 2005
Sampled from bottle. Pours clear blackened-ruby with a short, creamy tan head and intricate lacing. Aroma is syrupy sweet and dominated by roasted malts. Flavor is slightly bitter with a bit of coffee astringency. Dry, medium-bodied at best and too carbonated for the style. Not worth $10 per sixer - I’ rather have the regionally-made Boulevard Dry Stout ($7).

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vanvenlo (1735) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2005
27 Aug 2005 (Hunnshof) - Nice choc malt aroma. Dark brown colour and good lacing. Big smokey raosted malt flavour, without too much complexity. Big bitter finish and lingering roastiness and is a bit thin.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2005
A pretty decent Irish Stout. Very dark black color with a full brownish head. Some chocolate and espresso notes in the aroma. Typical stout of this style--not bad, but not remarkable either. Another true Irish beer to add to the ranks.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2005
As to be expected, dark black with a decent tan head that left some lacing. Aromas of roasted grains some hints of chocolate-y sweetness. The flavour is intensely bitter, leaving a cloying aftertaste. The palate was a bit thin which may be attributed to the abv. Okay, but I’ve had better.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (9107) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2005
Creamy cold coffee aroma. Fizzy body, has some tinny, plasticy sour dry malts, somewhat gritty texture, though the body is weaker than preferred. Toasty bakers chocolate flavors, somewhat dry palate, pasty too. Lacking a depth of flavor, though pretty good overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2005
Almost black with little head. Flavour is good for a stout this weak; palate is watery but that’s to be expected at this ABV. Good session beer.


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