Carlow Reviews




stravale
2.7
Carlow O’Hara’s Hop Adventure Aramis
Bottle from O’Brien’s, Athlone [050616]
Amber, clear, frothy white head
Aroma - Sweet pale caramel, no hops
Taste of sweet caramel malts, hint of honey, soft spicy herbal hops, soft bitter, not keen on this hop tbh
Palate - Soft carb, rather sweet. Finish has more bitter hops in the tail
Overall - Too much sweet malt cramps the hops which aren’t that great anyway. Not a fan of this.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

ATP
4
Pinta / O’Hara’s Lublin to Dublin 2016
Bohater wieczoru, gładki, mega palony, świetny kawowo-czekoladowy FES. Każdemu fanatykowi stylu można to śmiało polecić. Do tego delikatna wędzoność jakby. Chyba najlepsze piwo Pinty w tym roku.
Saturday, August 27, 2016

peponi
3.8
Pinta / O’Hara’s Lublin to Dublin 2016
Aroma: roasted dark malts, caramel, some peated notes, coffee. Appearance: jet black and brown head. Taste: roasted dark malts, coffee, caramel, weak peated notes, smooth and quite dry. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, smooth roasted finish. Overall: Really good stuff, balanced and smooth.
Friday, August 26, 2016

altonbrownd
3.1
Carlow O’Hara’s Hop Adventure Galaxy
[25/05/16] Bottle with Pieter in Dublin. Nice golden body. Nose is grainy and herbal. Taste is grainy, malty with some hops and bitterness in there too. A bit all over the place.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

PlutonowyMan
3.4
Carlow O’Hara’s Irish Pale Ale
Kolor bursztynowy, zm?tniony. Piana ?rednio wysoka, g?sta, koloru ecru. Redukuje si? do?? leniwie pozostawiaj?c mnóstwo zdobie?. Aromat slodowy z mnóstwem owoców tropikalnych i cytrusów. W aromacie jest ca?kiem s?odko z miodowymi nutami. Smak: ponownie s?odowo??, tutaj jeszcze bardziej wyra?na i intensywna, dalej s?odkie tropiki, cytrusy wycofane. Jest s?odko ale nie ulepkowato jednak brakuje rze?ko?ci. Goryczka jest niska, owocowa, tylko na finiszu. Wysycenie ?rednie.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

yespr
3.4
Carlow O’Hara’s Freebird White IPA
From tap. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is peachy hoppy. Crisp hoppy, fruity. Mellow. Peachy and slight cittusy. Mild yeasty, vague estery. Crisp fruity finish.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Borup
3.3
Carlow O’Hara’s Hop Adventure Aramis
From tap. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, fruit, spice and bitterness.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Borup
3.4
Carlow O’Hara’s Freebird White IPA
From tap. Hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, yeast, wheat and spice.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

yespr
3.4
Carlow O’Hara’s Hop Adventure Aramis
From tap. Pours cloudy orange with a white head. Aroma is fruity, crisp hoppy. Light toasted malty. Bitter, toasted and slight fruity. Bitter, crisp hoppy. Smooth fruity. Dry and toasted finish.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

chrisko82
4
Pinta / O’Hara’s Lublin to Dublin 2016
Piwo czarne, nieprzejrzyste. Obfita, ładna piana. Trwała, ładnie lepi szkło. W aromacie kawa, czekolada, owoce. W smaku paloność, słodycz, średnia goryczka i lekko kwaskowate. Wysycenie średnie. Średnia do niskiej pełnia. Fajne. Zdradziecko pijalne.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

h0ppingmad
3.1
Carlow O’Hara’s Double IPA
On tap @The Jarvey’s Rest in Muckross, Kerry. Pours a golden amber with an off-white frothy head. Very slight aroma of malts. Taste is malty and sweet with hoppy citrus aftertaste, but more a pale ale/IPA than a double. Medium body and light carbonation.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

shoulderbroken
3.7
Pinta / O’Hara’s Lublin to Dublin 2016
Tap at Viva La Pinta. Boozy. Initial dark fruit chocolate, boozy sweetness. Mars bar. Bit burnt, bit roast. Nice.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

MihaKu
3.7
Carlow O’Hara’s Irish Stout
Maybe it was just this bottle, but it had a sting - on taste and palate. Coffee, roasty, smoke, woody. Black, hazy body, frothy, brown head. Balanced, being lightly sour, sweet and bitter. Full bodied, creamy texture. Soft carbonation with abrupt finish. Must re-rate.
Sunday, August 21, 2016

SudsMcDuff
4
Carlow O’Hara’s 20th Anniversary Imperial Stout
bottle purchased in Ireland by Scott, then he drank it with me .. . deep brown black .. mild foam .. . barrel, wood, oil, earth, cooking chocolate .. mouth is firm .. medium finish .. well constructed, a bit ashy as it warms .. . tasty beverage .. . . Get out of here dog! The internet is for people.
Sunday, August 21, 2016

visionthing
3.5
Carlow O’Hara’s Leann Folláin
33cl bottle from Maksimarket, Tartu. Very dark brown with a modest, but lasting beige head. Aroma of roasted malt with dark chocolate, dark fruits, hints of coffee and caramel. Medium sweet with medium flavour intensity and a modest bitterness. Rather tasty stout.
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Zlotta
3.1
Carlow O’Hara’s Irish Stout
0.1 l on tap at ’The Shakespeare’ (Herdecke). Clear, very dark red to black with a thin, frothy, almost stable, light beige head. Sweetish-malty, quite roasty aroma of dark chocolate, hard roasted coffee, a touch of hazelnut and some licorice. A little sweetish, quite bitter already, roasty-malty taste of dark chocolate, hard roasted coffee, licorice and some hazelnut, followed by a medium long, rather roasty-bitter, quite dry finish with hints of ash. Thin to medium body, slightly effervescent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Okay!
Friday, August 19, 2016

Hoppy_Luke
4.5
Pinta / O’Hara’s Lublin to Dublin 2016
Trzecia edycja znanej już serii Lublin to Dublin. Tym razem jest to foreign stout. I przyznam szczerze, że nie mogłem wyjść z zachwytu! Czarne, po prostu czarne, z wielką, beżową, puszystą pianą. Wyglądało imponująco!! Aromat piękny! Czekolada, kawa, nuty palone! Samo się prosiło o pierwszego łyka. A po pierwszym, nie można było przestać. Nuty palone idealnie komponowały się z czekoladą i kawą. Super! Dalej również pojawiły się ciemne owoce. Średniej mocy goryczka dodawała charakteru! Średnie wysycenie! Klasa! Bardzo mi smakowało!
Thursday, August 18, 2016

ClaudeB04
2.2
Carlow O’Hara’s 20th Anniversary Imperial Stout
Deep black with big beige head. I guess there was a problem with my bottle as the smell already has a very distinct sour note and the aroma is mostly sour, acid. Must get another bottle to check.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

byronyasgur
5
Carlow O’Hara’s Double IPA
Great taste, aroma and appearance - great beer overall - really cant fault it on anything.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

GhostS
3.6
Carlow O’Hara’s Irish Red
medium and sweet aroma - well caramelized malt, oak barrel, fruit tree wood a bit burned, sweet berries in alcohol. moderate dry taste - a lot of caramelized malt/sugar, flowers, honey, black bread crust, some yeast. very good and balanced!
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

GhostS
3.5
Carlow O’Hara’s Irish Pale Ale
medium and sweet aroma - many flowers and citrus, dark honey, ripe fruits, some caramelized malt. slightly bitter and dry taste - green and bitter herbs, fruits (without sweetness), citrus zest, some grapefruit. very good!
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

ClaudeB04
3.2
Carlow O’Hara’s Notorious Red IPA
The name of the beer reminded me of the Duran Durans eighties song, so I bought it in the first place. Deep amber with a small beige head. Malt and fruits, a hint of grapefruit. Bitter finish.
Monday, August 15, 2016

ClaudeB04
3.1
Carlow O’Hara’s Hop Adventure Aramis
Clear yellow with a small white head. Tastes like a lager with hops. Very drinkable though.
Monday, August 15, 2016

Arek
4.6
Pinta / O’Hara’s Lublin to Dublin 2014
14.06.14: Bottle 0.5 l, Kapsel, Zielona Góra, Poland.
Czarne piwo o obfitej i puszystej, beżowej pianie oraz palonym aromacie. W smaku gęste, kremowe, zdecydowanie kawowe z wytrawnym, goryczkowym, palonym finiszem.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Arek
4.6
Pinta / O’Hara’s Lublin to Dublin 2016
Bottle 0.5 l, Feniks, Wrocław, Poland.
Czarne piwo o obfitej, ciemnobeżowej pianie oraz kawowym, wyraziście palonym aromacie. W smaku gęste i pełne, kawowe z czekoladowymi nutami i wyraziście palone z wytrawnym, goryczkowym finiszem.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

tomekk1978
3.6
Pinta / O’Hara’s Lublin to Dublin 2016
Aromat: czekolada, kawa, melano, sporo estrów (na granicy banana), a po chwili dochodzi do tego jeszcze nieprzyjemna nuta przypominająca sos sojowy. Ogólnie na myśl przychodzą również aromaty przypominające stouty mleczne i owsiane. Z pewnością nie jest to typowy FES.

Wygląd: barwa czarna, nieprzejrzysta z piękną, kremową i gęstą pianą. Dosyć obfita i trwałą. To najlepszy punkt tego piwa.

Smak: umiarkowana słodycz, złamana kwaskowością, palonością, melano i wyraźnymi estrami. W tle czekolada i kawa. Jakoś to do mnie nie do końca przemawia, choć pewna gładkość jest. Goryczka głownie słodowa, umiarkowana i dość przyjemna. Krągła pełnia, umiarkowane wysycenie i palono- kwaskowy finisz z niewielką nuta alkoholową. Bez szału.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

elbernays
2.5
Carlow O’Hara’s ’Opsession
Bottle from Tesco Gorey. Pours amber with fluffy white head. Dusty hop notes, floral, bit of malt background. Flavour is dusty grainy sweet with a dry bitter finish.. Pretty underwhelming.
Saturday, August 13, 2016

markomagi
3.1
Carlow O’Hara’s Irish Red
Appearance is nice and aroma is good. The taste is not my cup of tea - it was just too bitter.
Thursday, August 11, 2016

oh6gdx
3.4
Carlow O’Hara’s Freebird White IPA
Draught@Angleterre, Helsinki. Orangeish golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is fruity, some sweet malts, mild wheat as well as some citrus. Flavour is a bit spicy, some floral, wheaty and mild citrusy notes. Refreshing and easy to drink.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

ClaudeB04
2.9
Carlow O’Hara’s ’Opsession
Seems a bit weird I’m only the fifth to rate this beer, especially as I bought the beer quite far away from Ireland at Eirelux, an irish shop in Luxemburg. Golden orange, white head. Hay,citrus fruits, a hint of caramel. Carbonation medium, a short bitter finish. A bit disappointing. .
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wojo21
2.7
Carlow O’Hara’s Hop Adventure Aramis
Aromat s?abo wyczuwalny, nic wyra?nego nie czu?. Barwa z?ocista, klarowne, piana do?? wysoka. W smaku lekkie, ale te? niczego szczególnego nie ma. Ogólnie bez wyrazu.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

phfyysik
3.3
Carlow O’Hara’s Irish Stout
Pours dark brown with beige head. Aroma is crispy bread, raisins, coffee, chocolate, cocoa, some nuts, cream. Taste is coffee, dark bread, roasted almond, some chocolate, metal, a bit watery. Nice beer!
Tuesday, August 09, 2016

PhilosophyGuy
3.8
Carlow O’Hara’s Irish Stout
Kawowe, intensywnie palone, ale do tego również całkiem słodkie. Końcówka jest kawowa. Czuć również kawową kwaskowość. Na plus genialna piana. Ułożone i gładkie. A, i do tego jeszcze gorzka czekolada. Bardzo dobre.
Tuesday, August 09, 2016

rikstar
3.3
Carlow O’Hara’s Irish Pale Ale
0,33l fles op vakantie in de Dordogne. Goudgeel helder met een crčme kraag. Geur is redelijk fruitig met citrus en meloen. De smaak is wat op de achtergrond had zeker wat bitterder gemogen. Medium body
Sunday, August 07, 2016

hrabren
3.3
Carlow O’Hara’s Irish Lager Helles Style
0.5 l bottle at the 2015 Homebrew Conference party in Magic Beer Room, Remetinec, Zagreb, Croatia. Shared with Martina and Lovely Anja. Clear golden-yellow, strong white head, lively fizzy. Grassy hops and hay. Grassy bitterness, some smoke in the aftertaste. Medium body, medium carbonation, rich mouth-feel. Nice, rounded finish, nice hoppiness.
Sunday, August 07, 2016

hman43
3.4
Carlow O’Hara’s Leann Folláin
Pours black with a dark brown head. It has aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, and roast. There are flavors of roast, coffee, and a low dark chocolate element. The finish is dry with moderate bitterness that is long lasting. It has a medium body with some creaminess and a very slight astringent element. Overall, this is a fairly malt forward stout.
Saturday, August 06, 2016

klu9
4
Pinta / O’Hara’s Lublin to Dublin 2016
Zapach bardzo intensywny, czekoladowy, waniliowy, mleczny. Piana beżowa, piwo ciemne, nieprzejrzyste. Smak czekoladowy, likierowy, mleczny, nie za słodkie, goryczka przyjemna niska w kierunku średniej, pełne.
Saturday, August 06, 2016

Grzesiek79
3.7
Carlow O’Hara’s Amber Adventure
Niezle piwo. Bardzo ziarniste w smaku, slodowe i bardzo goryczkowe. Piana spora, kolor metny bursztynowy. Powiem ze piwo pilem przeterminowane 10 miesiecy i jak na ten odlegly czas od swierzosci jest niezle. Pozostawia dluga i przyjemna wytrawna goryczke podobna do dobrych bitterow.
Saturday, August 06, 2016

rikstar
3.6
Carlow O’Hara’s Irish Stout
0,33l fles in Frankrijk uit de super. Zwart met een ruige crčme kraag. Smaak met gedroogd fruit, geroosterd brood en espresso iets assige droge afdronk. Zeker niet verkeerd.
Saturday, August 06, 2016

VastActiv
3.2
Carlow O’Hara’s Freebird White IPA
Tap at Angleterre, Helsinki. Colour is slightly cloudy golden with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, grain, harshness, some sweetness and malts. Good flavors but little bit of boring.
Saturday, August 06, 2016

DrNosha
2.7
Carlow O’Hara’s Irish Stout
0,33l Flasche. Schwarzes Bier mit schönem hellbraunem Schaum. Röstmalz Aroma. Chikoree und Kaffe. Ziemlich erdig. Sehr trockener Antrunk. Herb-bitterer Kaffe Geschmack. Wirklich trocken. Keine Süsse. Fast etwas pelzig auf der Zunge. Sehr bittere Schokolade im Abgang.
Friday, August 05, 2016

kajser27
3.8
Pinta / O’Hara’s Lublin to Dublin 2015
Black colored, medium tan head, good lasting. Aroma is of milk chocolate, roasted malt, some lactose, dark chocolate, some burnt sugar and licorice. Taste is medium+ sweet milk chocolate, roasted malt, bit burnt sugar, some lactose, roasty moderate bitterness, dry finish and lasting choco/coffee bitter aftertaste. Medium+ bodied, soft carbonation, creamy. Tasty stuff, sweet but still very balanced. (bottle)
Tuesday, August 02, 2016

HerrBierkoenig
4.2
Pinta / O’Hara’s Lublin to Dublin 2016
0,5l bottle from Damian Bottle Shop, Bratislava, BBD: 28.11.2017 Pours dark black opaque liquid, nice medium frothy to fizzy brown head, Aroma: roasted malts, dark chocolate, prunes, candied fruits, raisins, griotte cherries, Taste: medium to heavy sweet, medium bitter, light to medium sour, roasty, dark chocolate, prunes, cherries, Palate: full body, average carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, long bitter aftertaste, Overall: very good, enjoyed. reminds me Baltic Porter style. Enjoyed.
Monday, August 01, 2016

DraftDodger
3.7
Carlow O’Hara’s Double IPA
Copenhagen 31/7 2016. 50 cl bottle from Meny. Strange symbols on the label. Looks like a head made witd doodles flying over a comet bursting into the atmosphere. Pours hazy orangeish yellow with white head. Settles as dense 1 cm thick layer of foam. Moderrate lacing. Intense aroma of oranges and slightly fermented sweet fruit. You can smell the alcohol as well. Citric notes of grape fruit and citrus. Soft carbonation and thick oily palate. Flavor is lightly sweet followed by quite heavy bitterness which lingers in the aftertaste with some metallic alcohol. Dry finish. Nice light Double IPA.
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Iznogud
2.8
Carlow O’Hara’s Notorious Red IPA
Bottle, 500 ml at Tolkiens, Zagreb. Shared with JFK10000. Pours amber with off-white head. Caramel, malty, herbal notes, citrus. Bitterish finish. Nothing special.
Saturday, July 30, 2016

heman
3.7
Pinta / O’Hara’s Lublin to Dublin 2016
Barwa czarna, piana beżowa, średnio-intensywna, utrzymuje się cieniutką warstwą do końca picia. Aromat to przyjemna mieszanka gorzkiej czekolady i kawy, w tle nuty palone i delikatny sos sojowy. W smaku lekko słodkie, dużo nut palonych, gorzka deserowa czekolada i kawa zbożowa. Goryczka średnio-niska przypominająca gorzkie kakao. Bardzo przyjemne piwo.
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Iznogud
2.6
Carlow O’Hara’s Hop Adventure Galaxy
Bottle, 500 ml at Tokiens, Zagreb. Shared with JFK10000. Pours golden, white head. Malty, some weird herbal notes, grass, some bitterness in finish. Not sure if it’s me, the bottle, or the beer.
Saturday, July 30, 2016

hrabren
3.4
Carlow O’Hara’s Notorious Red IPA
0.5 l bottle at Vintage Industrial Bar, Zagreb. Amber to ruby red, medium off-white head. Aroma is heavy caramel, toast, floral hops, dry fruits. Medium body, medium carbonation, rich bitterness at first, but fades rather quickly. Pitty. Very light fruity, grassy and even herbal finish. Really not bad for a style.
Friday, July 29, 2016

darioklc
3.6
Carlow O’Hara’s Hop Adventure Galaxy
Točeno pivo 500ml. Jako dobro pivo. Slatkasti i citrusni miris, neki bi rekli da je parfimirana, :-) Ukus je isto po tropskom voću sa naravno ugodnom gorčinom.
Friday, July 29, 2016

Scrumpy369
4
Carlow O’Hara’s Leann Folláin
Bottle in Ireland. Black colour, with a small light brown head that disappears fast. Nose is light roasted malts, definite coffee. Taste is low roasted malty bitterness. Finish of chocolate powder and coffee. Low carbonation, but wouldn’t wish for more, as it makes the mouth feel very smooth. Nice.
Friday, July 29, 2016