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


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RATINGS: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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°

ThisWangsChung's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AnG_BrgNor (28) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2015
0,5 l bottle. A little weak aroma, but its roasted barley, chockolate, coffe and vanilla. The taste is dominated by the same. Nice body and perfect bitterness. A nice stout. In Norway this is one of the cheapest 0,5 l bottles at Vinmonopolet (NOK 47) and its absolute worth it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swapp (274) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - NOV 20, 2015
330 ml bottle. dark brown - black color with strong creamy caramel head. taste are fine roast malt with barley sweetness and dark chocolate with coffee notes. all tastes are fine balanced. long aftertaste with nice dark chocolate and cacao notes and sweet roast barley sweetness. fine stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinte (432) - Udine, ITALY - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle 0.5L. Dark brown body with an average, creamy, tan head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate malty (toasted, light caramel) aroma with notes of chocolate, coffee and licorice. Moderate sweet flavour with light-to-moderate bitterness that becomes more intense in the finish with a roasted character. Medium-to-full body with oily texture; soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Linnet (1387) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2015
Chocolate, vanilla, licorice, coffee, roasty, very appealing. Black colour, tan head. Medium bite, salty, mid-bitter, lots of roastiness. Medium body, average carbonation, roasty finish. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nonshaugen (201) - Fetsund, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2015
50 cl bottle. Pours a really dark brown to blackish beer in the glass, thin beige to light brown head. Aroma is that familiar toffee, caramel, coffee roasted barley kind of aromas, as one would expect from a stout. Flavours are rich and complex. Lively carbonation up front, toasty toffee in the middle, and dry coffee bitterness in the aftertaste, lasting for a long time. Vanilla? Label says so, I can’t pick up any of that.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4897) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep brown, near-black body with a large creamy light beige head. Nose is brown bread, chocolate, coffee, sawdust and hints of caramel, biscuits and nougat. Taste is chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel and hints of brown bread, nuts and biscuits. Medium body with a dry, chalky finish and a medium carbonation level. Pretty decent stout; kinda like a big brother to the classic dry stout. Likable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfredvik (1501) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2015
Black body with a small, creamy, brown and long-lived head, good lacing. Dry and moderate aroma of roasted malt and faint fruits, with chocolate and ash in the back. Moderate flavour of coffee and ash, fruits and chocolate in the back. Light sweet taste with a rather long-lasting moderate bitter finish. Light to mid-bodied, with a creamy and smooth texture. It has a moderate carbonation and it dries up in the aftertaste. A nice one.
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 1 year before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6919) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2015
Small beige head. Opaque black body. Mealy perfumy chocolatey aroma with milky earthy notes. Dryish roasty earthy perfumy taste with mealy fruity notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish roasty chocolatey aftertaste with perfumy fruity burnt notes. Long, lingering burnt, mealy finish is quite nice. (0.5l bottle, from wine monopoly, Strřmmen.)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Orange_times (61) - UKRAINE - OCT 10, 2015
Pours very dark brown almost black with excellent huge light brown head. Very strength aroma of chocolate, coffee beans. Very intense taste, medium bitter, light sweet, very long lasting chocolate aftertaste with alcoholic notes/ Full body, thick feel, soft carbonation,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DoctorHU (135) - UKRAINE - OCT 9, 2015
Impenetrably black, with thick brown foam. The aroma of thick, rich chocolate and want to eat it On the palate, soft bitterness of coffee and smoke that are disclosed in the finish together with a little sour.

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