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


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RATINGS: 322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   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°

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
overtheline (114) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JUN 16, 2016
330ml bottle from beer52. Pours pours black with a off white head that fades to cap but stays. Lovely nose, coffee, roast nuts, roast malt, wholemeal toast. Taste is coffee, roast malts and a touch of vanilla. Really silky mouthfeel and low carbonation with a good, balancing bitter bite at the end. Lovely stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anfractuosity (344) - - SEP 4, 2016
Very nice beer! Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate/smoke/spiciness. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5221) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9275) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2011
50cl bottle @ Bull and Castle, Dublin. Thanks Dave. Brune foncée, mousse moka. Arôme à une énorme dose de malt grillé et caramel avec ce que je pense être un côté lactique aigre mélangé avec du butterscotch. En bouche, une très bonne expérience pour une stout qui je trouve se distance de pas mal d’autres qui en Irlande tendent à trop se ressembler. Superbes notes de malt grillé, caramel donnant sur le café et butterscotch suivit d’une fine couche d’amertume houblonnée avec comme au nez, une légère note aigre / lactique dont je questionne tjrs l’origine, peut être la levure?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2012
It’s been some years since I’ve had this beer and it had improved dramatically during that time. Sweet chocolate aroma. Woody flavour, sweet, chocolate, vanilla. Gentle carbonation and soft palate. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sizzler80 (502) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 2, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2012 Ebony silky pour with a tan cap and lacing. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, peat and faint hint of vanilla. Initially sweet turning to bitter. Full bodied with good carbonation. Sweet from the malt, chocolate and vanilla, bitter from the coffee. Simples! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fdomig (831) - München, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2012
500ml bottle. Aroma is coffee and dark chocolate. Light dark fruits as well. 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 superb stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (3011) - Gray, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7849) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2013
(Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Dark brown colour, almost black, with brief beige head. Roasted, malty nose with coffee, dark chocolate and black rye bread. Malty, roasted taste with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, a touch of liquorice, black rye bread and a generous cocoa bitterness in the finish. Medium body, fairly dry. Solid and well made stout. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2778) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 17, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2014
3rd rate Bottle from Centra, Mohill [060614] New label on bottle
Pitch black, huge fluffy frothy tan head. This was a really fresh bottle....smooth quite sweet chocolate, really good flavour this time, richer mouthfeel (medium bodied), certainly not thin at all and a really nice quite rich chocolate malt linger. It’s the best I’ve had....shame only 1 bottle left in the 10 euro Centra promotion......Going right up to 3.8

Bottle from Tesco, Longford [241113] 7/4/7/3/14
Aroma - Certainly getting more spicy hop in the aroma, softer malts, dark malts, will be fresher bottle this time
Taste - 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 main flavour, smooth rich dark malts, soft roasted malts, but treacle linger becomes cloying after a while
Overall - Initially, 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

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