hredwolf (28) - RUSSIA - FEB 22, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
So far it’s the best beer according to price/value that I was able to find in Cork. And I think that it’s very popular - today is the first day for the two weeks when I saw it in Aldi among other O’Sheas ales.
This is what guinness stout should be.
stravale (2778) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Aldi, Carrick-on-Shannon 
Black, frothy bubbly tan head, good lacing
Aroma og soft dark malts, smooth mellow roast, touch of dark toffee, soft coffee, mocha notes
Taste of dark quite rich malts, more roast but still mellow, dark bitter chocolate, soft coffee, sweet dark malts, dark chocolate malts, tasty
Palate - Soft carb, medium body, smooth, good mouthfeel, soft sweet. Finish of smooth dark chocolate malts, some soft roast
Overall - Best of the O’Shea’s bunch. Better than O’Hara’s Irish Stout. Sort of a lower abv version of Leann Follain. Good stuff.
PS Did have some more 2 weeks later, not quite as good, more burnt bitter finish and a little rough (3.3), but will try again soon
Carlowxxx (134) - Carlow, IRELAND - JUN 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brewed for Aldi.
Absolute black,no hard:
decent chocolate taste, rich, milky, coffee chocolate finish,
this a nice bottle 1.89
culchiem (3509) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Black with a tan head. Aroma is toasted malt. Toasted malt, coffee, a bit thin.
MrJamesMcEwan (207) - SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours very deep black, with a tan head that disappates.
Full bodied, high carbonation, fine bubbles.
Aroma is strong of roasted malt, smoky coffee & pine.
Taste is roasted malts, & roasted coffee.
Palate is dry & too high in carbonation.
Finish is malty roasted malts, then slightly drys.
Too high in carbonation and too rich in roasted coffee.
triskaideka (351) - Killarney, IRELAND - FEB 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home - pours black with tan head - aroma of chocolate and coffee. medium bitterness, medium body. This is good
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice unexpected stout. Until I came home with this and saw that it was contract brewed by Carlow, I was thinking this was going to be a watery, tasteless, forgettable stout, but in fact this is the opposite. Nice roasty malt backbone with a distinctive chocolate and coffee finish that makes this a really nice treat.
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mahogany brown, big tan head. Dusty roast malt and hints of chocolate in the aroma. More subtle roast malt in the flavour balanced by a gentle bitterness from the hops. Oily texture, quite a thin mouthfeel means easy drinking, and medium carbonation. Finish is nice and malty. Very good and great value.
Deu (946) - Nantes, FRANCE - JAN 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2013 Bottle 500ml from Aldi. Appearance: Dark brown/red with a thick proud white head. Classic Irish Stout. I recommend. Y
BeerItsNice (95) - IRELAND - NOV 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black in colour with creamy white head. Aroma of malt and bitter hops with a flavour to match, a little chocolate bittnerness to finish.