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

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RATINGS: 193   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°


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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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
djoeye (1720) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2014
Black body. Beige or light brown head. Tight lacing all down the mug. Aroma; coffee, roasted dark malts, some sweetness. Taste; dark chocolate, coffee notes, black caramel malts, and hops and resin come forward in aftertaste. Feels nice, decent suitable carbonated, somewhat dry and mealy. Classic stout. [33cl brown bottle, abv6%, B@Systembolaget Kiruna, 2€50c, BB28/03/16, T@höme]

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
turbothy (1111) - Bonn, GERMANY - NOV 23, 2014
Pours opaque dark brown with a healthy latte-coloured foam crown. Burnt coffee aroma. Coffee, caramel, vanilla, oak flavours. Excellent stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (2167) - SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2014
Pours deep brown, nearly black, with a finger of frothy light tan head. Aroma of roasty malt, chocolate, light coffee, spices. Taste is initial light roasty bitter followed by fairly thick sweetness with light balancing bitterness in the finish. Body is light to medium, smooth, with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kristall-König (2293) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - NOV 13, 2014
Im Geruch liegt viel Schokolade, Nougat, Kaffee, Röstaromen. Antrunk röstmalzig, schokoladig. Mitte Kaffee, Bitterschokolade, röstig. Sanft schokoladiger und bitterer Ausklang. Sehr, sehr gut.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (3745) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - NOV 9, 2014
Roasted, nutty, dark bread, coffee. Quite nice, not modern but interesting enough for a moderate abv stout. Nice biscuit malts and mouth feel from that. Good brew, classic appeal. (Bottle from an Irish products shop in Angers)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (1098) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2014
@ Havregatan 141107. Bottle (330 ml) from Systembolaget (23:-). [ Labeled Christmas Velvet ]. Roasted malty with lots of chocolate and coffee, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is bitter and roasted with chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluemooner (636) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate with hints of roasted malt. Flavor is more roasted malt but rather sweet with coffee, chocolate, and caramel, with nutty notes and a bit sour and spicy. Medium body with soft carbonation. Interesting brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agent_persik (430) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 17, 2014
Black color, big brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, dried fruits, spices. Dry sweet taste has roasted malt, coffee, licorice, dark fruits, hops, ash. Gently bitter finish and roasty aftertaste. Medium body and average carbonation. Nice stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeverszeuge (625) - GERMANY - SEP 29, 2014
# 3522 ersma: großes dankeschön an anke, die dieses bier aus irland mitgebracht hat. pechschwarz im glas, oben dunkelbrauner schaum von mittlerer stabilität. schon beim einschenken riecht es röstmalzig, nach schoko, kaffee, lakritz. dazu gesellen sich im glas noch backobst und vanille. der antrunk ist intensiv und folgt der nase. viel röstmalz, schoko, kaffe, lakritz. in der mitte intensivieren sich die aromen noch, ergänzt durch etwas hopfen. der abgang ist dann recht herb, wobei die aromen lange nachhallen. die flasche ist ok. fazit: sehr aromatische stout, das rundum überzeugend ist. unbedingt probierenswert. 12,13,12,13,10,13 - 12,60 29/9/14

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cerbier (262) - - SEP 26, 2014
0,5l Flasche. Schwarzes Bier mit hellbrauner Schaumkrone. Angenehmer Duft nach Röstaromen. Schmeckt auch so; ebenfalls nach Kaffee, Vanille und leicht schokoladig; ausgewogen lecker.


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