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

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RATINGS: 1048   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.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2012
Pours a black color. Smell is of roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, a touch of coffee and hops. Overall a mediocre beer.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beardbeerman (109) - 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 (361) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jablanko (9) - - DEC 22, 2014 does not count
Dark brown head, 50cl bottle. Pleasant smell of roasted malts, coffee, caramel, staying true to that in the first taste. Sensing hops too, but not over the board - just like it should be. Creamy texture, a bit more dark chocolate in the taste. Bitterness of coffee is pushing through at the end for a satisfying finish. Excellent beer, I can’t imagine how good the draught version must be.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frothmeister (587) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
500ml. Pours dark, dark brown with burgundy highlights when held up to the light, topped with a light mocha coloured head. Cocoa, coffee, LOTS of roasted malt notes, and light ash on the nose. Light bodied, and dry it starts with very heavy coffee notes, light molasses, a mild tannic grape skin note, heavy with roasted malts, and light ash that leads into mild sweetness and even more bitter coffee, with a small vegetal note, and slight minerality in a very lengthy finish. At 4.3% this has a very impressive amount of flavour. It’s just straight up good. Ship me a keg. I’d buy this again in a second.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stef73 (261) - - DEC 13, 2014
de couleur noir cette stout a une torrication pas trop prenoncer avec un spetit peu gout de chocolater mais pas trop c est assez sec dansd la bouche

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nicocanta (46) - - DEC 12, 2014
Une stout relativement douce, pas vraiment mauvaise. Elle pâti d’une dégustation après deux autres de la même catégorie mais de niveau supérieur. Pas mauvais, sans être mémorable.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonaldjames (4) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014 does not count
Dark brown pour with a tan/light mocha head which unfortunately dissipates quickly. Pleasant nose of bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, toffee and vanilla. Slight bitterness balanced with coffee, malts and toasted vanilla. Light bodied and robust.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonathonsti (29) - - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle, 500ml. Pours a black with off-white / tan head. Heady aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste of coffee, slight toasty bitterness. Like this.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9990) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle at the Long Dock, Carrigahalt, 05/12/14. Black with a decent tan cover. Nose is roast malt, toffee, chocolate, dark maltings. Taste comprises light charr, chocolate, raisens, vanilla, dark fruit tones. Medium body, moderate carbonation, semi drying close with a roasty bite. Decent enough stout.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Moravius (607) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2014
Flasche (50 cl) von MacDragon’s, Marburg. - Tiefschwarz, dunkelbeigefarbener Schaum. - In der Nase milde Röstaromen, etwas Kaffee, Asche und ein ganz klein wenig Karamelsüße. - Antrunk schlank, trocken und recht schmalspurig: mild röstmalzig, kalter Kaffee, abgeschmeckt mit ein wenig milder Säure. Mild rezent, dünnes Mundgefühl. Sehr trockener, schwach bitterer Abgang mit mildem englischen Hopfen (Fuggles) und ein wenig Kaffee. - Für meinen Geschmack zu dünn und zu blaß.


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