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

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RATINGS: 1035   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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.


kubilai's rating

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kubilai (111) - , Quebec, - JUL 24, 2011
Pours a black body with beige foamy head. Aromas of dark malt and coffee with some smokiness, faint vanilla. Taste of roasted malt with some bitter coffee added with some graininess on the palate. Sweet bitterness at last.


2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
terrybail (659) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
500ml bottle from the LCBO chocolate, roasty, barnyard, black, cloudy, frothy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, average carbonation, Better then Guinness but just ok

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sugram (36) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 21, 2014
0.33l bottle @ De Tolly joogipood, Tartu, Estonia. Deep dark brown. Tan medium head. Aroma: medium bitter, esspresso, milk chocolate, hops, smoked malts, tutti-frutti. Taste: hops, esspresso, medium bitter, chocolate. medium body. Good and well balanced beer but nothing interesting

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bendrixian (1160) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO. Pour a darker brown/black colour with a fine bubbled brownish head that disappears pretty quickly. I find the aroma sort of dusty and espresso like with a hint of roast. On the palate it is medium bodied, some toasty bitterness and fast finish. Rather forgeful but toasty brew. Meh.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (178) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle @ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours deep dark brown with tan head. Aroma of smoked malts, coffee, dark chocolate. Taste of roasted malts, coffee with some milk, some bitterness. Medium body. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1123) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle from LCBO. Dry, roasty, somewhat creamy aroma. Taste is nutty, bready, roasty, leathery, and moderately dry. Smooth body. Good stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
soolash (52) - Gdynia, POLAND - NOV 15, 2014
Butelka 0,5 l. Aromat s?odu palonego. Piana be?owa, g?sta i obfita. ?rednio zdobi szk?o, ale jest trwa?a. Kolor br?zowy do czarnego. W smaku czu? palono?? i lekk? kwaskowato??. W odczuciu aksamitne. Zbalansowana gorycz.

2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
belgis (159) - LATVIA - NOV 3, 2014
Slightly burnt aroma. Foam stays but thin. Watery burnt taste. Longlasting bitterness. Strangely refreshing!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
wvhoran (352) - Tasmania, - NOV 3, 2014
Draught at the Magpie Inn, Dalkey. Dark brown with a tan head. Mild aroma of roast malt, some chocolate. Flavour is subdued with chocolate and roast malt. Light body, dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ncube (77) - - NOV 1, 2014
Aroma of coffee and black & roasted malts. Black-brown colour with reddish hints. Tan head with decent retention. Taste like much like aroma. Sweet and roasty up front, moves through pleasantly smoky and acidic while drying out into a dusty bitter finish with a hint of sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (3742) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - NOV 1, 2014
Dark brown and creamy head. Dry roasted malts, toffee. Cacao powder. Light body, roasted but watery. However not unlike the abv allows.


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