Brewed by Carlow
Style: Dry Stout
Carlow, Ireland


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RATINGS: 987   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.

k0mpsa's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
k0mpsa (1073) - Järvenpää, - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle at hua hin, thailand. Reddish black color, light brown head. Roasty malty sweet aroma. Smooth mouthfeel, hops, roasted malts, some licorice. Medium body but nice for low alcohol stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KoNrRiI (442) - Århus, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
0.5 bottle. Black color and a medium, creamy, brownish head of mediocre retention although it leaves some lacing. Aroma of roasted dark malts, delicate notes of wood, sea, and licorice. Taste is sweet and malty with bitter dashes here and there - saltier, smokier, and more definite than the aroma. Medium body, creamy texture, and soft carbonation. Finish, apart from the already-mentioned maltiness, has sour tones which, although not expected, do not spoil the beer. Overall the brew is alright, it does not excel but neither does it disappoint; quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mircoas (66) - ITALY - JUL 18, 2014
0,5 lt, bottle @ supermarket. Buona scura irlandese con un retrogusto amarognolo sopportabile e ad un ottimo prezzo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
simardsam (119) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
Noire, avec un col de mousse éphémère de couleur moka. Nez torréfié, de chocolat noir et de noix. Goût de chocolat noir et de café, avec une amertume, qui rappel le chocolat noir amer ou l’espresso, qui laisse une finale sèche. Un peu mince en bouche, manque un peu de corps, sinon très agréable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (4560) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2014
33cl Bottle on Syros, as Irish Stout. Black colour, creamy beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, nuts. Flavour is the same, nice roasty flavours, smooth and creamy, coffee bitter finish. Light to medium-bodied. Really nice for such a low ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zoret (53) - Badalona, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2014
Aromes dolços i torrats de xocolata i café. En boca xocolatai amarg de café lligat amb el final sec. Exemple d’estil, ben estructurada.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
triskaideka (128) - Killarney, IRELAND - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle at home - pours black with tan head - aroma of espresso - follows into the taste with roasty notes - medium mouthfeel. Good bottled stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Atheist_Peace (928) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
Black pour with a below average tan head that doesn’t really stick around for long. Leaves a nice lace. Chocolate fudge and licorice on the nose with some coffee and a light earthiness. A little light on the palate but the flavours are solid. Lots of coffee and a bit of chocolate. Pretty dry with a light bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (2303) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle, near black, ashy and red-fruity nose with treacle hints. Dry yet fruity, burnt caramel, hints of dark chocolate, a burnt bitterness and a long dry-bitter finish. Very impressive dry stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lele (87) - ITALY - JUN 23, 2014
Classica stout, dai sentori tostati e di cioccolato. Si percepisce anche della frutta secca. L’amaro le fa da padrona.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
humlelala (950) - DENMARK - JUN 22, 2014
(50 cl bottle from Dublin Airport shop; BBD: May 28th 2015) Pours black with plenty of creamy, tan head. Good retention and lace. Aroma is subtly toasted malt with hints of earthy hops. Oily almost creamy texture, medium body with soft carbonation and a roasted, semi-ascerbic finish. Flavour is mostly toasted malt with some ascerbic touches and a balancing bitterness. Very dry and practically no sweetness. Decent for the ABV but would have liked more taste.

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