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Brewed by Carlow
Style: Stout
Carlow, Ireland

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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Laden with complex chocolate and coffee flavours, balnced by a robust bitterness and delicate spicy aroma, O’haras Leann Follain is a full bodied extra Irish stout.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (3624) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle. Deep dark black with a creamy low head and medium body for the looks. Nose of sweetened coffee. Taste of rich malt, sweet espresso, brown sugar, bittersweet chocolate and roasted grains. Quite easy to drink but too bitter in the palate.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
donalanthony (1) - Sligo, IRELAND - FEB 14, 2013 does not count
Bottle. Very dark Stout with a nice tan head. Superb beer with notes of chocolate and coffee, Very rich palate and a lovely bitter roasted coffee aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Deu (681) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 5, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2013 500ml bottle at Ryan’s Pub in Dublin. Aroma is coffee and dark chocolate. Appearance is deep black with a nice brownish foam. Taste is light sour and sweet, malty. Has a full body and a soft carbonation. Overall a strong stout but interesting. N

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (1818) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours a black colour with a thin beige head, aroma is roasted malt and some chocolate, the taste is bitter with roast malt and hints of coffee with a long dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Reviewed 1/15/2013. 11.2 oz bottle poured into a Samuel Smith pint glass. A: Pours an ultra-dark brown color. Not perfectly opaque, mind you, but nearly. The head is a two finger heavy cream color with nice texturing, before it settles to one finger. Nice retention, too. S: There are a ton of roasted malts and coffee. Some chocolate pops up, as well, perhaps even a hint of smoke. It also smells hoppy, even - maybe it IS generously hopped? I mean, that character of grapefruit peel prominent in Cascade hops is unmistakable here. T: Again, there’s a healthy flavor of grapefruity hops right there in the midtaste. It starts a bit chocolaty before the hops come in full (well, moderate) force. Finish is pure roasted barley. Generally, it’s mild in flavor; while this keeps the competing flavors in check, it makes it a bit dull. Luckily it’s not overly acidic as many well-hopped stouts/porters tend to be. M: Hits the clean dryness typical of the style well, but the finish goes too far into being astringent. A bit insubstantial and undercarbonated in its feel; par for the course in many dry stouts. Great drinkability nonetheless. O: And as I finish my glass, I notice the bottle cap somehow fell down in there. How the hell did that happen?! Oh well, this a fine offering. Not great, but fine.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
triskaideka (128) - Killarney, IRELAND - JAN 13, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2013 Bottle at home.Pours pitch black with a tan/brown head. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate. Flavour is roasted malts with and espresso coffee and dark chocolate.. Very good indeed.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheJestersBeer (2034) - SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
Bottled. Dry, full bodied. Malty, hard roast, quite spicy, chocolate, coffee beans, earth, finishes a bit dirty? (2009-03-06)

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Narnad (1452) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Pours a very dark brown/black with blood red, ruby highlights. Aroma has a soured stout nose, light roasted malt presence and a modest amount of prune/plum fruitiness. Flavor has a hefty toasted note paired with alight bitter toasted kick. A soured beer flavor adds a creamy note and blend the start of the brew with the modest prune flavors at the end. Body is modest/heavy with a slightly sharp and dry finish. Carbonation is very fine but bubbles out at a consistent slow pace. Overall a pretty dang good Irish brew! Flavors are well rounded with not a drop of watery feeling, as found in other Irish stouts.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3148) - Radom, POLAND - DEC 9, 2012
Generalnie jest to dla mnie wzorzec swojego gatunku. Irlandczycy naprawdę potrafią robić wyśmienite stouty. Głębia czerni jest taka sama jak w słynnym guinnessie. Piana kremowa, mocna i trwała, koloru brązowo-ciemnożółtego. Smak palony, ale nie dokuczliwy jak w wersji wytrawnej, kawowe i czekoladowe posmaki towarzyszą przez całą degustację. Polecam amatorom Stoutów.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ciaranc (800) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 2, 2012
Pour is black with a frothy, dissipating tan head. Nose is dry roasted malt, dust, molasses, liquorice and hints of coffee. Flavour follows the nose, roast malt, not overly done, with some dark fruit sweetness and more liquorice. A little bit of bitterness in the finish. Really nicely balanced this. Palate is medium to full bodied, a little creamy, flat carbonation. Extremely drinkable. Excellent.


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