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

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RATINGS: 1008   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2002
Not bad but I would not pass up a Guinness or Murphy’s stout for one of these. Less carbonation would be an improvement.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2002
Dark, clear brown-black with medium lasting mid-beige head. Strong roasted malt and fainter yeasty farmyard aromas. Medium to big smooth creamy body, with nicely balanced stout falvours. Not quite as smooth or as big a body as Murphy’s or Guinness, Pleasant medium length stout type bitter finish. (Rated 10/5/02: Llangollen, Wales)

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (6602) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2003
Not much aroma, just a little dark malt. Fine dark head. Flavor is mainly bitter.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mds (2207) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2004
Pitch black colour, it looks fine with it's off-white lace. Strong malt aroma. Quite bitter.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6128) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2004
Dark brown body, thin light brown head. Aroma is rather mild, malty with tones of chocolate and licorice, rather simple I must say. Palate is rather low-bodied, chocolatey, pretty effervescent for a stout and a very honest roasty finish, moderately bitter and with a bit of coffee. Not worth hunting, but far from unpleasant.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2004
Dark brown body with a foamy tan head. Aroma is mild coffee, roasted malt and milk chocolate. Flavor is also mild and quite thin. Roasted malt with some bitter hops in the finish and also weak coffee notes. Little sourness. Nice and easy but very light and thin.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (10510) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2004
Dark amber, almost black, with a lasting brownish head.Aroma from cocoa and chocolate. Has a rather mild flavor, malty with some coffee and a hoppy finish. Ok, but this was more like a dark lager to me. Thin and not the best of stouts.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2004
Black, with large and thick brownish head. Aroma from juniper, cocoa and coffee. Flavor brings coffee and juniper, and ends with a bitter and peppery finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2005
Deep translucent red body, thin/medium clumping tan head. Strong roasted malt aroma. Somewhat tangy body, dominated by woody, roasty malts and a touch of earthy hops. Bitter, acidic finish. Tight carbonation for a stout. This is average across-the-board.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 29, 2005
330 ml bottle, BBD Jan 06. Gigantic rocky meringue gray-brown head lasts forever, topping an oily blackness....chocolate, licorice, espresso struggle to be felt in the faint aroma, pleasant but too weak....body is quite dry, mostly coffee-bitter, faint whispers of dark chocolate, roasty and rather harsh at the finish. Not at all bad but nothing to make an effort for.


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