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

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common

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RATINGS: 1110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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.


4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
einherjar (165) - Rijeka, CROATIA - SEP 22, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2014 On tap. Dark brown color with lots of beige creamy head. Head is slowly rising from the bottom of the glass to the top. Weak roasted malt aroma. Taste strong bitter coffee with cream. From the bottle is very good, but on tap version is really excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Morganthemoon (3) - - NOV 25, 2014 does not count
When looking for a good well balanced stout, full of flavour, with hints of toast, roasted nuts and a faint hint of coffee, then this is streets ahead of any other Irish Stout. Impossible to find in Dublin however as they seem to favour something else there. Bottles can be purchased at the airport however. Tasted it first in Cape Cod, in a place called sandwich in a place called the British Pub. Carlow sell a similar beer marked though M & S, but get the draught versionif you can

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KamGoPro (157) - Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Dark dark pour. Starts smooth and creamy. Finishes with subtle bitterness

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
huineman (416) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 7, 2015
Pours pitch black, thick tan head. Aroma is coffee, cocoa, smoked meat and Lea & Perrins sauce. Sizzling, creamy, bitter long finish.

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 (898) - 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 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 (146) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DraganC (23) - SLOVENIA - MAR 17, 2015
Very nice black colour , nice foam, strong coffee taste. Very nice dark beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
corkyrory66 (885) - BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2015
Irish dry stout de 4,3 % abv. Couleur noir soutenu, quasi opaque. Mousse café crème, épaisse, bien structurée. Arômes de café, moka, pointe de noisette, cappuccino. 1ère bouche soyeuse sur un très beau café. Arrière-bouche pleine, longue. 2ème sur un expresso lungo, chocolat noir à 45 %. Arrière-bouche assez douce, où le froment se perçoit par sa douceur. 3ème où le brûlé est très doux, plutôt comme une fumée de cigare. Arrière-bouche de plus en plus soft, pas très maltée. Longueur où le cappuccino se révèle, le chocolat fin aussi. Très bel ensemble. Jambes marquées et longues. Levure douce et fine. Alcool étonnamment bien pour son faible niveau, mais il manque sur la finale. Finale sans décollage, mais agréable. CONCLUSION : stout qui mérite une mention, mais qui n’est que l’antichambre vers le « lean follain »... Attendez-vous à une grande aventure ...


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