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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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpreo (2496) - 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 (904) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dlovell2 (1735) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Dark brown with large tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Great roasted smokey flavor with a caramel flavor. Slight metalic finish. Very good beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SanfordBrewer (1480) - Sanford, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2011 Black with tan head; smooth and soft medium body with medium carbonation.

Aroma and flavor: lots of chocolate and roast malt with a hint of blackened malt, woodsy english hops.

Smooth and sessional, a pleasant surprise.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Erzengel (7548) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2014
50cl bottle, BB 28 10 14, L3221 16:39
Tiefschwarz mit beigem Schaum. Trocken-malzger Geruch. Der Antrunk ist vollmundig, röstmalzig und sehr intensiv. Espresso, Bitterschokolade, verbranntes Brot. Im Hauptteil sehr trocken mit toller ausgeprägter Röstaromatik. Leichte Stout-typische Säuerlichkeit. Dadurch sehr süffig. Langer, intensiver Nachgeschmack.
Tolles Stout! --> 14/12/14/14

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beardbeerman (339) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
Served in a pint right out of the fridge: Pours an opaque black robe showing a timid maple hue. Seems pretty dense at first glance and you get 2-3 fingers of roughly structured hazel head. Retention is pretty good as you spot huge chuncks of foam here and there. This brew offers a nose dominated by malted barley giving strong notes of instant coffee and dark chocolate. Alcohol does also pack quite a olfactory punch for such a low ABV stout. On the tongue, the brew is as any regular stout offering an attack of roasted barley and hops with a liquorish feel. In this case, the dark chocolate slightly overpowers the instant coffee elements. Having a good density, the stout finishes nice and slow with a dark coffee beans bitterness. Overall this is quite a nice stout with good density and feel. You get what you expect with more flavour and balance than a typical stout. Cheers!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Davedavid (6) - Lewes, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2016 does not count
Very nice.. complex, balanced, mild, malty, dry, chocolatey, smooth.. really pleasant and would make it my tipple if I could get it in my local on tap.. could do with being a tiny bit sweeter, but that is a matter of personal taste

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
remALUS (215) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - APR 14, 2016
Bottle 330ml. Price 1,15€ . Juoda spalva ir nedidelė puta. Skonis: labai geras.. į mėgstamiausių sąrašą.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pkomar (244) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fuzzcro (224) - Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2016
My bottle label was colored green...everything else matches up though. Purchased to tip for St. Paddy’s but doing so a day late...wish I had gotten a six instead of a single...excellent stout, I will drink it again!


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