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Brewed by Carlow
Style: Dry Stout
Carlow, Ireland

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RATINGS: 1003   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2003
Comparable to bottle Guiness, this has a nice bitter roasted malt/hop bite, but is very light bodied, and finishes off rather quickly and weakly. It's still a nice session beer.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fredxyz (18) - BRAZIL - AUG 24, 2014
Bela irish Stout! Cremosa, amargor do lúpulo procunciado, malte muito torrado! Notas de café expresso preto com um toque leve de baunilha.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foffern (1192) - Bodø, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle at home. The colour is clear deep brown to black with a big, creamy, light brown head. Well carbonated. Nice roasted aroma with coffee, chocolate and leather. The flavour is similar but light. The mouth feel is light and slick, and has a light bitterness. A nice and easy-drinking stout.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
azzie (230) - - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Very dark color, tan head. Medium carbonation. Medium body. Light cocoa and smoked aroma. No sweetness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
funcut (269) - SIBENIK, CROATIA - AUG 15, 2014
Dobro crno pivo ...gusto tamno pivo ...ali s malo alkohola tako da se moze ispijati cijelu noc...vrhunsko pivo za ljubitelje crnog piva ..

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hidden_Pooch (295) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
Well it is as black as can be with a little tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and leather. Tasted of bitter coffee, roasted malts, and almost a bit burnt. Had a medium body with average carbonation and a slick mouth feel. The aftertaste was of coffee bitterness and that’s really where you notice the dryness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewGoblin (283) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
She’s pretty dark lads, go for ’er I say! Scent of roasty big ass malts, leather and earth. Bitter coffee and burnt toast flavour makes this really come together as a nice Dry. Finish really lives up to the moniker and it has medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
twarner85 (2) - Bettendorf, USA - AUG 5, 2014 does not count
Strolling through my local grocery store I happened upon a bottle lying in a basket surrounded by various unknown beers. As a fan of Irish stouts and being $1.00 I simply couldn’t resist. The aroma of this beer is what one would expect from a Irish stout. notes of coffee and chocolate are definitely present. This beer pours in a deep black color with about a finger of light khaki head. Lacing on the glass seemed to dissipate quickly. The taste of this beer resembles other Irish stouts like Guiness although it isn’t nearly as smooth and creamy. Coffee flavor is vague and only a light hint of chocolate is noticed. Overall this beer us "good" not great not bad. If I am able to score a few more bottles at 1.50 I will do so, I cannot imagine seeking this Irish stout out however.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mecafilo (71) - Perugia, ITALY - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours with a pitch black colour, medium long lasting off-white head. Aroma is medium malty with very little notes of coffee, softly hoppy. Taste is softly bitter, softly sour. Medium to heavy body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Easy to drink, good choice if you want to avoid Guinness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (1717) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown - black with a red edge. Light chocolate, light coffee, malty aroma. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. It’s grassy, with toffee, light coffee, dark chocolate... nice balance, easy drinking. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tayeth (220) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2014
Sich kräftig röstig mit stimmen von Kaffee, allem Holz, Raucharomen und Tabak. Geschmack ebenfalls kräftig und würzig mit einer langanhaltenden Bittere und einem leicht säuerlichen Abgang.


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