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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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cantabrian (984) - 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 (4342) - Snohomish, 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.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
einherjar (260) - 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 (218) - 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 (581) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DraganC (39) - 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 (1355) - 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 ...

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Metalflake (73) - Les Coteaux, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2015
Here’s a tasty stout. Bottle from the SAQ in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC. Poured a thick black, with a robust 2cm heat that lasted almost all the way to the bottom. Chocolate and coffee aromas, nice & roasty. Thick and creamy on the palate, with a mildly bitter finish that leaves the mouth asking for more. Very enjoyable.


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