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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (5616) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Dark brown pour, pours fairly thick. Beige head. Roasted coffee and sweet chocolate in this. Nice full palate. Solid beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (1753) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Pours a deep burnt umber with a big sticky eggshell foam... the nose is really inviting with nice chocolate brownie, mexican spice and lots of roasty goodness. The palate is smooth and creamy with enough bubbles to bring out the flavors... rich chocolate, soft spice, green coffee beans... nice balance witha touch of bitterness cutting through the finish. Tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (2993) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2013
Bottle shared with McTapps. Dark with a bit of coffee and bitterness in taste and aroma. Still a bit watery but definitely a quality beer made with passion.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Cask at the Franciscan Well Winter Ale Festival. Nose of chocolate, berries, honey. Pours jet black, very thin head, that faded a little quickly. very sweet stout, lots of berries and milk choc. medium body, more a porter than a dry, I thought. Impressive, but not brilliant.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (2997) - Ruhrgebiet, 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 (668) - 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 (1747) - 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 (103) - 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.


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