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

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RATINGS: 1047   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.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarkSachon (635) - 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 (897) - 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 (1391) - 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 (3554) - 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

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 13, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2003 New...Retried this on tap, and boy howdy, is it good. Completely different beer. Everything you like about Guinness, without all the crap you don't, plus throw in some extra roastiness and nitro carbonation and you have a winner..................Old....Not bad. The taste is a little thin, in my opinion, and not much in the way of aroma. Roasted malts are very nice, very distinguished. This beer is very very smooth, and I can see it benefitting from a nitro tap. Good stuff, worth a try at least once.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fatehunter (1401) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SzopPiwosz (163) - - SEP 12, 2014
Zapach z butelki: Karmelowo-palony. Kawowy. Piana: Obfita, brązowa, drobno- i średniopęcherzykowa. Gęsta, w czasie nalewania widoczny efekt kaskadowy, dość trwała. Kolor: Czarny z brązowymi refleksami. Zapach: Rześka paloność. Kawa zbożowa oraz espresso. Sporo karmelu lub przypieczonej mocno skórki chleba, jakby przypieczonych gofrów. W tle delikatne estry kojarzące się z czerwonymi owocami. Smak: Wytrawne, dominuje zdecydowana paloność. Tekstura: Ciało niskie, piwo smukłe. Bardzo gładkie, chociaż paloność jest niemal ostra. Nasycenie: Niskie. Goryczka: Średnio-wysoka, palono-żywiczna. Pijalność: Bardzo wysoka. Wyśmienity dry stout, który można stawiać za wzór innym. Piwo pochłania się wybitnie szybko, jest lekkie i wytrawne, o rewelacyjnej konsystencji. Paloność na bardzo godziwym poziomie jest naczelną cechą tego piwa. Guiness może się schować pod łóżko. Niestety dla wielu osób to piwo może być zbyt nudne przy tej cenie. Tak czy siak, godne polecenia.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pkomar (153) - 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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonaldjames (4) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coghead99 (1) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2002 does not count
I just found this on tap locally, and being a sucker for new brands, I gave it a shot. I found this to be a very enjoyable stout! It has a strong roast bite on the front end with a slighty carmel sweet finish. Didn’t get the bitter aftertaste I find with most brands, which makes it one of the only stouts my wife will actually drink with me. I’ll add it to the shopping list!


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