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Carlow O’Hara’s Druids Brew Stout

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Formerly brewed at Carlow
Style: Dry Stout
Carlow, Ireland

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask conditioned, velvety smooth texture brewed with roasted and flaked barley with a creamy chocolate espresso taste. Bittered with North Down hops for a rich flavour and finished with the spicy aroma of Styrian Goldings.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5179) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2010
Cask@GBBF2009. Roasty. Soft with some red wine notes. Lacks distinct character, but nice enough.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2009
Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 04/08/2009 Some roast aroma. Black hoppy and fruity with a crisp and slightly dry chocolate roast finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34404) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2009
Cask @ GBBF 09, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
[ As Carlow OHaras Druid Stout ].
Clear dark brown color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, coffee. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090804]

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11028) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2009
Very dark brown with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma with roasted notes of licorice and charcoal. Dry and thin fruity and roasted flavour. Somewhat watery and boring

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14075) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2009
Cask at GBBF 2009 ... deep black ... lots of chocolate malt roast nose ... soft roast little chocolate ... light charcoal .... simple but pleasent

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6044) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2009
(Cask at GBBF, London Earl’s Court, 6 Aug 2009) Dark brown colour with brief head. Roasted, malty nose with notes of coffee and chocolate. Malty, roasted taste with chocolate, coffee and dark bread. Solid coffee bitterness in a dry finish. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel. Possibly a touch drier and hoppier than their O’Haras Celtic Stout. Nice and well balanced stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20253) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2009
Cask@GBBF2009 (as Carlow O’Haras Druid Stout). Very deep ambery ruby colour, small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee as well as some hoppy notes. Flavour is roasted malts, mild wet smoked wood as well as mild coffeeish notes. Balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12474) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2009
Cask@GBBF. Almost opaque color, small beige head. Cold coffee nose. Light palate. Cold coffee, slightly sour flavor. Ok session dry stout.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2008
Cask @ Easter Beer Festival, Franciscan Well, Cork. Nice to have a dry stout on cask rather than nitro-keg, the way God intended it. Black with a medium foamy head. The aroma is quite dry with some coffee. The roasted flavours are a little mild but the beer has some character due to being genuinely dry with a long finish. Medium - light body. Very nice.


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