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


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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Laden with complex chocolate and coffee flavours, balnced by a robust bitterness and delicate spicy aroma, O’Hara’s Leann Follain is a full bodied extra Irish stout. 14.5°

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2495) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 17, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2014
3rd rate Bottle from Centra, Mohill [060614] New label on bottle
Pitch black, huge fluffy frothy tan head. This was a really fresh bottle....smooth quite sweet chocolate, really good flavour this time, richer mouthfeel (medium bodied), certainly not thin at all and a really nice quite rich chocolate malt linger. It’s the best I’ve had....shame only 1 bottle left in the 10 euro Centra promotion......Going right up to 3.8

Bottle from Tesco, Longford [241113] 7/4/7/3/14
Aroma - Certainly getting more spicy hop in the aroma, softer malts, dark malts, will be fresher bottle this time
Taste - soft dark malts, some of that spicy hop again, soft roast, some smooth chocolate malts, getting that soft treacle taste, nowhere near as much, would like more of the flavour, seems too understated
Palate - It really needs more body, the thinness of the beer lets it down, little over carbonated
Overall - This was better than last time (which was an older bottle), but a few tweaks could make it so much better. Sticking at 3.5.

Bottle from Foley’s Sligo [170813] 8/4/7/3/13
Rate #1500
Black, thin ruby edges, frothy tan head, some lacing
Aroma - Rich dark malts, smooth dark chocolate, smooth mellow roast, deep malts, dab of treacle, rich quite complex aroma
Taste - Smooth deep roast, plain dark chocolate, quite sweet dark malts, some treacle, soft coffee (6.5)
Palate - Soft carb, medium body but a bit thin, smooth texture. Finish as main flavour, smooth rich dark malts, soft roasted malts, but treacle linger becomes cloying after a while
Overall - Initially, very impressed with the aroma. Taste initially was good, but the body was a tad thin, then on the finish a rich, heavier, quite cloying dark malt treacle linger comes through. Unfortunately, the taste after drinking a few sips didn’t just quite much the excellent aroma and the cloying bit treacle flavour of the linger in the finish upset the balance of the beer. A bit flawed overall hence the lower overall mark

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 13, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a rich black color with a two fingers tan head that recedes slowly leaving light lace. Smell of coffee and dark roasted malt, faint smell of bourbon. The taste is complex with flavors of chocolate and coffee beans along with faint hints of roasted malts and a slight amount of bitterness. Medium light body, moderate carbonation with slight warmth from the alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kathouse (1261) - Nevada, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Cereal aroma has some chocolate notes. Deep brown but opaque and the head is thin but lingering. There’s certainly a coffee flavor however there is also a bitter chocolate and a roasted wood character. Finish is smoky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (5490) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2013
At Epic Beer Fest 2013. Black with a thin beige head. Nose is like Guinness; roasty, a bit peaty, and earthy-dark-sweet. Flavor, unlike Guinness, is full and robust with lots of dark roastiness, peat, and a touch of dark bakers cocoa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grima (2189) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle from Auchan Market, Luxembourg City!
Pours pitch black with brown, high, soapy head. Smell is malty-roasty, with coffee and chocolate. Aroma has lots of sweet chocolate, paired with bitter roasted malts and some coffee. Goes into a strong coffee’ish finish with roasted malts, chocolate and some licorice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6926) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2013
(Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Dark brown colour, almost black, with brief beige head. Roasted, malty nose with coffee, dark chocolate and black rye bread. Malty, roasted taste with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, a touch of liquorice, black rye bread and a generous cocoa bitterness in the finish. Medium body, fairly dry. Solid and well made stout. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sebilinz (1064) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 22, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2013 Bottle very nice black body with brown head aroma is roasty with a litle bit coffee taste is coffee with chocolate very smooth slightly bitter aftertaste with roasted malts chocolate and coffee licked this very much

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (1033) - ISRAEL - MAY 28, 2013
Bottle. Poured a deep dark brown color. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate, some smoky notes. Taste follows the nose with some bitterness, a bit dry finish. Nice stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle from Four Firkins, black pour with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, nuts and sunflower seeds like. Taste is chocolate, coffee roast, nice hop presence, decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with a moderate tan head. Nose is extremely roasty with some coffee elements in there. Taste is also very roasty and just a tad bitter with some subtle cocoa on the back end. A little dry, but very tasty. Good stout.

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