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


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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   IBU: 45   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’Hara’s Leann Follain is a full bodied extra Irish stout. 14.5°

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6197) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle [500ml] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o garthicus. Pours black with ruby highlights and an average size diminishing creamy tan head. Aroma of coffee along with some chocolate, herbs, molasses and oddly, a hint of jalapeno. Flavour of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Average bodied. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Bottle @ Bull & Castle. Black and beautiful with yummy head. Dark malt dough and dark sugar, raisin and caramel. Soft and easy mouthfeel. Dry and smoky. Not roasty, not sweet. Banana-coffee nuances and a pleasant touch of acidity in the dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19797) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2010
Bottled at L. Mulligan Grocer, Dublin. Ver yblack, rich head. Chocolate mud cake from nose to finish. Mid sweet with dense well rounded and well sized body. Plenty of licorice, notes of coffee and leather couch. Mildly warming finish with salty bitterness. A top stout with soft edges.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2712) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 10, 2010
Bottle @ The Bull & Castle. Appearance: Pitch black, oily, small brown/yellow head. Aroma: lots of iron & rust up front, tons of dark fruit, raisins, plums, blueberries, quite a tart aroma with a dash of smoke in there too. Lovely. Flavour: Super bitter, lots of raisins, tangy copper, very decent alcoholic bite with a great smoke finish. Delicious. A real shining star amongst the Irish craft brew scene

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5916) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2010
wow, what an aroma! coffee and chocolate- easily in the top ten of any beer i have ever had! the nose is wonderful .. . tastes of coffee, chocolate, light tar, minerals, and earth..lots of minerals actually, very unique! - very tasty, this is great stuff! .. . delicious and quite unique, nothing really like it .. carlows best and an exciting beer that would love to have again, thanks ma! .. . .

What’s the matter, Craig?

What does it say on this jar?


Well I’m glad someone around here can read. The jar holds fourteen pickles. I had three yesterday, two for lunch today, and one and a half for snack. And now there are six and a half pickles in this jar. Simple math indicates...

Are you counting the one in your hand?

Ok, false alarm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (3565) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 15, 2010
At a tasting, thanks Yuval, pours deep brown to black with a chocolate color head, aroma of raisins, cherries, liqurice, wood and cheesy notes, flavor is sour with some nice roasty notes, medium to light body, probably oxidized.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomer (1755) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUN 13, 2010
At a tasting, thanks Yuval, very little head, very dark brown colour, strong aromas of hay, barnyard, dark dried fruits and dark sour bread, flavour is very sour and unripe, some blue cheese, smokiness and chrred wood, very long and strong sour aftertaste with a nutty charred sensation. Strange but intriguing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - JUN 10, 2010
Bottle at a tasting: great aroma, wierd taste, cherry liquer, carob, smoked/moldy cheese, wet wood, some acidity, kind of rough, some rotten flavor, maybe infected?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (6242) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 9, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2014 Re-rate 2/12: Bottle sample at a Stouts & Porters blind tasting at Sar HaMashkaot Ramat Gan. Black with a beige to light brown head. Aroma of chocolate and "green" notes. Sweetish roasty flavor, chocolaty. Medium-bodied. 6/4/7/4/13=3.4

Re-rate 7/29/11: Bottle. Black-colored with a lovely light brown head. Nice roasted malt aroma with coffee, some chocolate and light fruitiness. Sweetish roasty flavor with coffee and a drier finish with light acidity. Medium-bodied. A good Stout. Glad I tried it again. 7/4/7/3/14=3.5

Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks to Yuval’s friend whose name I cannot remember at the moment. Black with a beige head. Aroma of thick chocolate and some dark fruit notes. Sweet-sour-bitter roasted flavor with malt, weird fruitiness, carob, coffee and yeast. Light-medium body. Aroma promises, flavor disappoints. A strange Stout. 7/3/5/3/10=2.8

   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.

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