Carlow O'Hara's Celebration Stout

 
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Formerly brewed at Carlow
Style: Dry Stout
Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, Ireland

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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
10th anniversary limited edition
Reviving a tradition that had all but disappeared for over 150 years, the O’Hara family established a brewery in their home county of Carlow in south-east Ireland in 1996 producing beers of traditional Celtic and Irish origin, O’Hara’s Irish Stout was born in 1998, winning the Championship Trophy and two gold medals at the International Millennium Brewing Industry Awards in 2000. The O’Hara’s brand has now arrived at it’s 10th anniversary. To mark that occasion we present as a limited edition O’Hara’s Celebration Stout - rich in Irish malts balanced by a full bodied bitterness and delicate spicy aroma from Northdown and Fuggles hops with a luxurious chocolate finish. 10.6°

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (26419) - , Essex, - JUN 20, 2012
25th June 2010
Opaque black stout. Thick tan head. Semi soft and semi dry palate. Fresh minerally dark malt. Roasted but not hard roasted. A touch of espresso and distinct unsweet dark chocolate. Finishes soft and minerally. Decent.


4
Bill Becker (2007) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 29, 2017
From Jul 2008 This pours from 750ml swing top bottle a pitch black with a 2 finger head of billowy tan foam. Certainly a looker in my glass. The smell has notes of roasted malt foremost with lesser notes of coffee and maybe some chocolate. The taste starts off with a big burst of roasted malt that I look for in an Irish Dry Stout. Yes indeed, it's very roasty and very dry. I also can taste some coffee, toffee, slight dark chocolate, an underlying sweetness that I guess comes from some caramel, and it has a very dry finish. That certainly makes me want to take more sips and the abv is low enough that I have no problem doing so. It's medium to just a tad under full bodied and the carbonation is fairly low, which I like in examples of the style. Btw, head retention and lacing are top notch! Cool. I just found another tasty Irish Dry Stout that is a pleasure to drink and it makes me wish I had bought more than 1 bottle. Hopefully, on my next trip to Colorado, it will still be available. You just never know because beers come and beers go...

3.8
MarkoNm (3012) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUL 27, 2015
Rating this one for some time back. Poured a deep black color, topped iwth a fine tan colored head, nice retention. Aroma was quite roasty, nice chocolate and some coffee notes as well present. Taste had a slight sweet start, roasted body with coffee, mild bitterness in finish. Was a pretty nice one.

4.1
kathouse (1942) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Marketed in the pub as a seasonal double stout. Pours black as a typical Irish Stout with a think nitrogen charged head. Aroma of chocolate and espresso. Flavor was full bodied, complex roasted malts, and very well balanced. Delicious!

3.5
TheJestersBeer (2431) - SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
Bottled. Pours pitch black. Dry, full bodied, highbitterness, balanced CO2. Heavily roasted taste, cocoa, coffee beans, hops, quite spicy. Good one. (2009-05-28)

3.6
reebtogi (6403) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2012
750ml bottle pours almost black in color with some lovely red highlights when held to a light source. Aromas of light roasted malts with chocolate and earthy notes. Taste is light roasted malty bitterness with a chocolatey malt sweetness with some citrusy and earthy hop bitterness leading to a dry finish. Light to medium body with decent carbonation and a pleasantly smooth mouthfeel. A very nicely done stout that I thoroughly enjoyed.

3.8
Chudwick (3426) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - APR 4, 2012
750ml bottle - pours pitch black with nice tan head and instant lacing. Nose is roasted malts, coffee and peppermint (reminds me of a mint candy from Vichy, France), Flavor is much like the nose. taste is mainly sweet but ends on a bitter note. Flat, smooth and a dry finish. tasty for nothing to write home about.

4.3
Leixlip (16) - IRELAND - MAY 1, 2011
Now this is a stout done right. Got a 750ml bottle. Roasted, coffee aroma, with dark chocolate earthy hop .. Solid brown-black color with a slight creamy head. Tons of flavor and body . Can’t wait to get my hands on this again if they produce it again .

3.9
BrewBoxer (2667) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Bottle. Nice thick strout. Thick head. Smells of malt, chiciklayte and hios. Not great, but bvetter then guinness

4.2
MrGGen (335) - ITALY - NOV 10, 2010
Versa nero come la pece con schiuma alta tre dita spumosa e color caffè,persistenza eccellente.Aroma ricco di malto tostato con note di cioccolato, caffè,nocciola, caramello e luppolo. Gusto con di caffè tostato, caramella mou,nocciola, caramello e luppolo,corpo medio.Finale dolce e secco di luppolo.Ottima.


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