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Brewed by Carlow
Style: Dry Stout
Carlow, Ireland

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RATINGS: 1001   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gilvanblight (772) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2006
Totally opaque black. Earthy thick scent with lots of malt. Less spice then expected. Very pleasnat taste, lots of malts a bit herby and a bit flowery. Chives, caramel and dates. Sweeter aftertaste at first then a lingering almost curry like finish in the back of the throat. On of the best stouts I have had in a long time (could also be because it’s the first since I stopped smoking :) )

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jtclockwork (8189) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Nice black pour in the glass with decent sized head. Nose and taste is dry malts and baker’s chocolate. Rated 10/1/02

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cantabrian (806) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 28, 2013
Such an Irish beauty, smooth all the way, and dry, without ever being nasty. Very opaque black, with a respectable creamy-head, I get aromas of dark chocolates, grapes and a whiff chinese gooseberries, perhaps also known as kiwifruits. Perfect flavour of roasted malts - in my staggered opinion, this has never been as pure and perfect. A touch of chocolate and a touch of basement fruits, but this dryness from the roast and that "sweet" bitterness is just so enticing. I love the way the flavours unfold in the mouth. Silky and velvety, but not much of a full body, the palate is just perfect for the flavours of this "delicate stout".

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (3542) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle. Pours a near black color with a smallish light brown head. Nose is very dry with a lot of roasting elements in there. Nose is definitely quite bitter and with a very dry and cool espresso finish. Interesting...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerloverny (3) - - APR 19, 2014 does not count
Caramel, coffee, roasty, earthy, licorice, chocolate flavor. A little course but overall a very interesting beer. Good for drinking on its own.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AKSalmon (74) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2010
Aroma: caramel, roasty. Appearance: dark brown,full frothy, brown head. Taste: light sweetness, hint of malt. Palate: full body, creamy, soft carbonation, astringent, Overall: an exelent stout

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Deu (681) - Nantes, FRANCE - SEP 20, 2011
Draught @ Bull & Castle, O’neils Dublin. Really looks like a Guinness. The head is a little bigger and darker than for a guinness. Strong aroma of Cacoa. I really like it when the keg is not too old (taste totally different) but it’s a lot more constant on bottle. The score is for a good one :)

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2012
500 ml bottle. Pours a nice orange-tinted black with a persistent beige head. Smells of chocolate and coffee. Taste is very sweet chocolate, molasses, sweet moka coffee. Very light bitterness in the finish, with some sticky molasses feel and taste. Thick bodied, this reminded me of a lighter-tasting guinness, with a whole lot more body. Highly enjoyable, best Irish stout I’ve had this year.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - MAR 4, 2012
Dire che è nera è riduttivo. Stout fenomenale. Tostata, si sente il caffè una punta di cioccolato e quel qualcosa di minerale che la renderebba la miglior amica di un nano. Buona!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zoret (68) - 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.


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