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Brewed by Carlow
Style: Dry Stout
Carlow, Ireland

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RATINGS: 962   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
drougkolya (275) - Otterburn Park, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2010
Dry stout Irelandaise de 4.3% d’aclool, bouteille de 500mL disponible dans les SAQ, bien mousseuse, bien houblonné. Médaille d’or de la bière à Londres en 2000.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nazzty (820) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2013
Top class! Very roasted malts combined with large, dry hops and give good body. Good and own a little smoky character.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheBeerLover (1024) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
O’Hara’s Celtic Stout pours to a beautiful deep ebony color with a creamy off white head, and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose is just packed with aromas of dark malt and roast. Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted barley, and a back drop of hop aroma invite you in to take a sip. The palate is firm with outstanding flavors of dark malts, coffee, and roast. This beer finishes with more dark chocolate malt flavors up front, then ends with a bone dry, roasty and bitter finish. This is a truly exceptional version of Irish Stout, and it is without a doubt one of the most impressive beers I have ever tasted, in any style. This beer is world class, and I suspect this beer would make the most loyal Guinness drinker take a step back. I know I did. This is how Guinness use to taste, and O’Hara’s just might be the most impressive Irish stout being shipped from Ireland today, at least in bottles. I know I will be drinking a lot of this beer from now on. If more Irish pubs start to carry it here in the US, O’Hara’s just might become my Irish stout of choice from now on. This beer is Ireland. O’Hara’s is a natural with shell fish. Try this beer with oysters, little neck clams, mussels, crabs, or lobster. It would also work well with lamb or beef stew, or other hearty meat dishes.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Grzesiek79 (2969) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 6, 2012
coffee, chocolate, herbs, grass, basement aromas, leather, soy sauce, ginger, vanilla, smoke, cooked vegetables, black, brown, cloudy, brown foam, rocky head, light sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, umami, full body, slick feel, oily feel, flat, long finish,

4.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
wheelzr (4) - Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2005 does not count
absolutely amazing taste. Dark, rich with a full bodied, sweet roasted malt like finshes smooth and thick.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pudds (29) - Brandon, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 9, 2012
Deep black with a luscious, creamy head. Smells strongly of roasted malts. Tastes nice and malty, with a hint of coffee and chocolate. Light carbonation leaves a wonderful soft malt on the tongue. Nice and light for a stout, but lots of flavour here. I could drink this all night. Outstanding.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wbrown1499 (3) - Summerville, South Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2002 does not count
Doesn’t fill you up, but still has the great stout qualities that one expects. I would say similiar to Guinness, but without the somewhat nasty aftertase from Guinness.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ZiGGyMaidEN (18) - Tórshavn, FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 22, 2010
Very excellent and surpricing beer! first time I tasted it, I had to leave it unfinished. But now I’m sitting with a proper pint glass and sampling it. It one of the best beer I’ve tried so far! A very dark colour. Not a single sing of red or brown. A brownish foamy head .. nice Excellent!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpreo (1426) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2010 Also known as ’O’Hara’s Irish Stout’ in America. Celtic Stout. Dry Stout. More please!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarkSachon (506) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2012
From the 12oz bottle purchased at 1 for the Road in Wexford, PA for $4.00 on the price tag. Nearly perfect and simply delicious. Sweet aromas give way to a very strong roasted taste on the first mouthing. By the end of the glass you think you’ve had a strong cup of dark blend coffee. A medium body and a dark opaque color are perfectly matched. Seek this one out at your first opportunity.


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