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


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RATINGS: 1259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
This stout has a robust flavour with a ful bodied and smooth mouth feel. The roast flavours lead to a dry espresso like finish. A generous addition of fuggles hops lead to a tart bitterness which mingles with the roast espresso flavours on the tongue.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
marcbé (86) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2008
Black beer with small tan head. Cocoa aroma some bitterness and a quite thin palate but that’s the way an irish stout usualy is. Well made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
greedycheater (80) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Wood, caramel and chocolate in a big malty nose. Awesome, super dark brown pour with a frothy, off-white head and strong lacing. Creamy, balanced and soft. Taste starts sweet (and sticky) and ends with a hint of dry hops which is short-lived as a roasted caramel sensation dominates. Minimal carbonation noticed. Easy to drink, this is probably a good introduction to stouts for those hop-heads that have not ventured to the dark side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
General66 (203) - Streator, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2008
12 ounce bottle. Pours a beautiful black color with a nice 1.5 finger width tan head. It had a dark mahogony tint around the edges when held up to the light. The aroma was a bit bland for a stout, but there were nice hints of dark chocolate and coffee. The taste consisted of a lot of bitter dark chocolate with hints of coffee. The mouthfeel was very light... I think this would be a lot better if it was a bit thicker. Overall a very drinkable and refreshing stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (4006) - - MAY 23, 2008
opaque black with a small frothy tan/brown head. roasty chocolate aroma. dry and bitter roasted flavor with some dark chocolate. thinnish body. not creamy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (44223) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2008 50 cL bottle. Pours black with a tan head, slowly diminishing. Roasted aroma, light acidic note. Dry roasted flavour, thin body and light acidic roasted flavours into the finish. Quite hardroasted and somewhat simple towards thinbodied.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swanmann (753) - Nompton, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 13, 2008
The bottle poured deep dark coffee color with about an inch and a half of tan/orange head, dissipating. Aroma could be described as bourbon-like, mild chocolate notes. The flavor is a nice blend of bittering hops and bitter roast, but it’s thin. It tastes fine, but not quite stout enough for my expectation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Black with small white head. Nose and Flavor with roast bitterness and hints of sweet chocolate. The texture is odd, semi-milk and smooth but thin.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2008
ABV: 4.3% RateBeer rating: 72 Calories: estimated at 140 C Volume: 12 fl oz Glass: 6 oz wine Purchased at: Gift from Sean P. (thanks!) Price: part of a trade Consumed at: home First Impression: Good color, nice head, aroma is soft and fleeting, taste is on the watery side. I prefer bolder stouts. Visuals are likely the best aspect - quite dark - good ruby depth and tan head. Taste is similar to water. Palate is fairly numb. Second Impression: Great visuals in head, body and lacing, but just pleasant in taste. Aroma: 4 out of 10 Visuals: 5 out of 5 Taste: 4 out of 10 Palate: 1 out of 5 Overall: 13 out of 20

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - APR 18, 2008
Tap.Black with creamy white head. Nice combination of roasted, toasted and resinous hoppiness, mingling with no edges and without being exaggerated. Dry and bitter end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - APR 8, 2008
keg at Gallows Bird Espoo 070804 color:black tiny head, fizzy Taste: roasted malts, dryish ,bit watery (after Gonzo) nice aftertaste nice session stout

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