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

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RATINGS: 1056   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.


prosqtor's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Might have to re-rate after my sickness is gone. Smells wonderful -- taste and palate is closer to Guinness Extra Stout than drought. Nice and dry and smoky with lots of roasty hops flavor -- but not too much to overwhelm the cocoa and coffee.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (658) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2015
Icy cold day had me dreaming about a stout & I’m lucky this was in the fridge. Starts brisker than expected. Muted espresso notes. Not as enjoyable as the French-Canadian rendition of the style I had two nights ago. I like the dryness here. Less watery than Guiness. Not much more to say.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzgorog (369) - FRANCE - JAN 18, 2015
Noire presque pétrole, mousse choclat au lait moyenne tenant assez bien. Nez de malts grillés, café, chocolat. Attaque amère sèche, malts grillés, finale sur le café. Bonne longueur surtout sur l’amertume sèche, corps un peu aqueux Bonne dry stout.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hkrivera (146) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - JAN 16, 2015
Can't compare it to a nice Irish Stout. I would say is below average than Guiness! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (3271) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Keg at Norseman Temple Bar, Dublin. It pours a brown color with ruby edges and a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, cocoa powder, light earthy in the finish. Taste is quite dry, lightly roasty, with notes of biscuit, grains, cocoa, earth. Finishes quite dry and a tad roasty bitter. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Overall, ok stout

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lbianchi66 (39) - FRANCE - JAN 7, 2015
Arômes : Café majoritaire. Chocolat, cacao, fruits noirs, clou de grirofle, anis. Apparence : robe noire, sans impuretés. Mousse épaisse et solide. Goût peu sucré, fumé, Astringence plutôt marquée. Palais : carbonatation très fine. Longue en bouche. Une bonne Stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rami_pl (125) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Pite dwie warki, bardzo od siebie rozniace sie intensywnoscia - jedna smak i aromat miala bardzo silny, wrecz zaskakujaco, druga wrecz przeciwnie. ocena usredniona. bardzo sesyjny, lekki, wytrawny. palonosc, kawa, karmel, czekolada, chleb. zarowno w aromacie jak i smaku.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tonimeister (18) - Orahovica, CROATIA - JAN 2, 2015
coffee, chocolate, roasty, nuts, caramel, earthy, leather, butterscotch, smoke, black, hazy, minimal head, tan foam, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, sticky, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
12oz bottle. Poured a brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Roast, earth, and not mush else.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beardbeerman (139) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
Served in a pint right out of the fridge: Pours an opaque black robe showing a timid maple hue. Seems pretty dense at first glance and you get 2-3 fingers of roughly structured hazel head. Retention is pretty good as you spot huge chuncks of foam here and there. This brew offers a nose dominated by malted barley giving strong notes of instant coffee and dark chocolate. Alcohol does also pack quite a olfactory punch for such a low ABV stout. On the tongue, the brew is as any regular stout offering an attack of roasted barley and hops with a liquorish feel. In this case, the dark chocolate slightly overpowers the instant coffee elements. Having a good density, the stout finishes nice and slow with a dark coffee beans bitterness. Overall this is quite a nice stout with good density and feel. You get what you expect with more flavour and balance than a typical stout. Cheers!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rayaron (424) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle 330ml. Almost opaque black with big brownish head. Aroma of roasted malt, milk chocolate, coffee, some ash, faint herbs notes. Flavor of roasted malt, light sweetness of milk chocolate, coffee, faint buttery notes, hints of herbs, dry bitter finish with light sourness. Light carbonation, medium-bodied.


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