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Brewed by Carlow
Style: Stout
Carlow, Ireland

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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jokk (46) - Odessa, UKRAINE - SEP 25, 2013
Poured from bottle 0,33. Completely black body, but there are copper-red glimpses when looking towards the light. Lovely brown foamy head looks very yummy. Speaking about nose and taste: i was suprised how uber-STRICT is it.. Just like Will Smith in suite starring in MIB)) Nothing superfluous, but tons of roasted malts and burnt coffee beans. Maybe 8-9 C was too cold.. A posh body and creamy texture, pretty drinkable. Continuous semi-dry finish, very balanced. Fits well with chocolate cakes and sweeties)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
renffisch (723) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle at O’Neills Wimbledon. Pitch black in colour with a creamy beige head. Strong burnt coffee nose, very fizzy mouthfeel, watery dark chocolate flavour with a strong alc kick in the end. Ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elbernays (310) - IRELAND - SEP 22, 2013
Pours black with yellowish foam head. Chocolate coffee aroma Sweet roasted malts. Taste is dark chocolate, coffee, wood, hint of liquorice and slight alcohol hit. A tinge of bitterness to finish. Creamy mouthfeel with a low carbonation. A little watery on the end which tales away a little bit. A good stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2157) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Poured from a 330ml bottle. It is amazing that a 6% beer can leave the palate so quickly. Chocolate, biscuit, caramel. Nice stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
estpiwo (1222) - ESTONIA - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle. Black color, medium creamy head. Aroma was little bit spicy, but more like coffee aroma. Dark coffee without sugar in taste, chocolate tones, little bit smoky notes. Bitter finish. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (2010) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 24, 2013
500ml bottle. Pitch black color. Small brown head, stays. Oak, sweet, caramel, dark fruits and slightly milky notes in aroma. Milky, roasted malts, coffee beans and mild chocolate in flavor. Mild ashy aftertaste. Crisp mouthfeel makes it bit weird.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (1895) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 17, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2013
Bottle from Tesco, Longford [241113]
Certainly getting more spicy hop in the aroma, softer maltsdark malts, will be fresher bottle this time
Aroma - 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 mainflavour, smooth rich dark malts, soft roasted malts, but treacle linger becomes cloying after a while
Overall - Initally, 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2086) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kathouse (811) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (3672) - 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.


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