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


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RATINGS: 1045   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   IBU: 40   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.

Fatehunter's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fatehunter (1371) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2012
On tap with a perfect pour. Solid tan finger of head with a black body. Smell of toasted and roasted malt. Amazing. Taste of dry burnt malt with mild bitterness. Great balance. Soft and crisp texture. Low carbonation. On-tap can’t go wrong with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frothmeister (585) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
500ml. Pours dark, dark brown with burgundy highlights when held up to the light, topped with a light mocha coloured head. Cocoa, coffee, LOTS of roasted malt notes, and light ash on the nose. Light bodied, and dry it starts with very heavy coffee notes, light molasses, a mild tannic grape skin note, heavy with roasted malts, and light ash that leads into mild sweetness and even more bitter coffee, with a small vegetal note, and slight minerality in a very lengthy finish. At 4.3% this has a very impressive amount of flavour. It’s just straight up good. Ship me a keg. I’d buy this again in a second.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stef73 (257) - - DEC 13, 2014
de couleur noir cette stout a une torrication pas trop prenoncer avec un spetit peu gout de chocolater mais pas trop c est assez sec dansd la bouche

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nicocanta (42) - - DEC 12, 2014
Une stout relativement douce, pas vraiment mauvaise. Elle pâti d’une dégustation après deux autres de la même catégorie mais de niveau supérieur. Pas mauvais, sans être mémorable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonaldjames (2) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014 does not count
Dark brown pour with a tan/light mocha head which unfortunately dissipates quickly. Pleasant nose of bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, toffee and vanilla. Slight bitterness balanced with coffee, malts and toasted vanilla. Light bodied and robust.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonathonsti (29) - - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle, 500ml. Pours a black with off-white / tan head. Heady aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste of coffee, slight toasty bitterness. Like this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9912) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle at the Long Dock, Carrigahalt, 05/12/14. Black with a decent tan cover. Nose is roast malt, toffee, chocolate, dark maltings. Taste comprises light charr, chocolate, raisens, vanilla, dark fruit tones. Medium body, moderate carbonation, semi drying close with a roasty bite. Decent enough stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Moravius (595) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2014
Flasche (50 cl) von MacDragon’s, Marburg. - Tiefschwarz, dunkelbeigefarbener Schaum. - In der Nase milde Röstaromen, etwas Kaffee, Asche und ein ganz klein wenig Karamelsüße. - Antrunk schlank, trocken und recht schmalspurig: mild röstmalzig, kalter Kaffee, abgeschmeckt mit ein wenig milder Säure. Mild rezent, dünnes Mundgefühl. Sehr trockener, schwach bitterer Abgang mit mildem englischen Hopfen (Fuggles) und ein wenig Kaffee. - Für meinen Geschmack zu dünn und zu blaß.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pelzky (40) - Szczecin, POLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Dark brown colour, unsustainable, beige head. Poor lacing. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and some hoppy notes. Taste is too sour. Smooth mouthfeel. Just a decent stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pkomar (150) - Poznan, POLAND - NOV 26, 2014
Beautiful aroma of roasted malts. Lots of chocolate and even more coffee. Some hops appearing here and there as well. Some bready aroma in the background as well. Very strong. Pours black with huge head, that lasts for a long, long while and leaves great lacing. That head is really durable. Taste is dry, yet not watery. Medium-low carbonation, medium bitterness (just enough to feel it, works great in this beer). Overall it’s a very simple, straightforward beer. Extremely drinkable, session. Love that touch of coffee in there as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Morganthemoon (3) - - NOV 25, 2014 does not count
When looking for a good well balanced stout, full of flavour, with hints of toast, roasted nuts and a faint hint of coffee, then this is streets ahead of any other Irish Stout. Impossible to find in Dublin however as they seem to favour something else there. Bottles can be purchased at the airport however. Tasted it first in Cape Cod, in a place called sandwich in a place called the British Pub. Carlow sell a similar beer marked though M & S, but get the draught versionif you can

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