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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
canicule (90) - IRELAND - MAY 9, 2010
Pours very dark brown with brown foam. Very carbonated - the main taste is of sharp bubbles! Drier than Guinness. Taste is closer to Guinness Extra, but it’s not too bitter, quite drinkable. Lies somewhere between the two.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
stfrancis (56) - Heffingen, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 7, 2010
very dark black, the brown head dissapears suddenly. aroma of mollases, licorice. taste starts mellow, sweet ends with a dryish burned malt finish, but the dryness is not excessive. cigar smokiness also, an ok stout but I prefer their original one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13261) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2013 Bottle from Utobeer shared with MagicDave. Liquorice stout with a bit of cardboard. Tar on aroma, really bad finish. Like a dead rodent. Poor. 1.8 Re-rate I bought this by mistake at Terre de Boissons, Calais. It’s a lot better than the first time. Still a little liquorice, but better flavours. Must have been a bad bottle last time. I even quite like it. Good choc and coffee and pleasant in mouth, some very mild sour acidity on finish. OK.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2009
Bottle thanks to Ian, had in the rake. Roasty, tart, massivly carbonated, cereal malt character comes through. Really poor.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14025) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2009
Bottle at home ... no idea where i got this ... but it cost me £2:30 ... deep black ... thin tan head ... sweet meaty big malt nose ... this alone puts it above its average so far ... bit overy fizzy ... nice meaty roast malt ... but thin ... oddly this remonds me a little of the Kaggen in its flavour ... but its thinness lets it down badly ...theres also a tiny tinge of sourness... This is probably the beer that holds the most promice of what it could have been. It probably needs taken up a point or two and some more boddy added and this could go from 3.4 ->4.4 with one little step

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
angrybeerman (259) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 4, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2009 Bottle bought in Dublin. Black with small tan head. Slightly spicy and fruity flavor with a roasted aftertaste. A bit bitter. Claimed chocolate and coffee flavors but these were hard to notice. Slightly stronger than most stouts available in Ireland but its strength was not noticeable. Tastes okay overall and wasn’t much to look at.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 6, 2009

Source:12 oz bottle purchased in Dublin.
Glass:Pint.
Appearance:Dark black pour with a thin brown head.
Aroma:Faint aroma of roasted malt, dark fruits and soy sauce.
Flavor:HEAVY soy sauce. Detracted from the rest.
Palate:Medium/full body with soft carbonation.
Overall:Soy detracted enough that I would like to try another bottle.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2009
[2183-20090520] 355mL bottle. Sweet malt, molasses and taffy aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting creamy light tan head. Sweet molasses flavour has a weird leafy forest peat note and a mild wet banana bread with walnuts. Full body. Interesting to try, weird sweet peat aftertaste.
(@ Abbots Ale House; Cork, Ireland; w/ jerc)

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
piscator34 (1948) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 4, 2009
Bottled sample. Pours almost black in colour with modarate carbonation. Aromas of stewed sour red berries, plums, molasses, booze, and milk chocolate. Roasty notes come through a bit more in the mouth, with elements of mild roast coffee, chocolate, hazelnut, vanilla, and more plum. Slick mouthfeel and medium bodied. It seems way too fruity and not roasty enough for a stout. Like jerc mentioned, the sourish tang is quite strong (in an unbalanced way for me).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SeanMacGC (332) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 1, 2009
Bottle, 355 ml. Pours very dark bodied, with none to little head. Very rich aroma of bitter chocolate and treacle. Much the same on the palate, wtih pleasant blend and balance of sweet and sour. A decent ale overall.


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