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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hollywoodt (240) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Darkish pour... more along the lines of a porter, with a lasting tan head. It has a dark, malty aroma. The flavor definitely does have a malty bite to it. It was OK.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ekstedt (6606) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2007
Bottled at Bishop’s Arms, Järntorget, Göteborg, Sweden. A quite ordinary Irish stout, dry with strong roasted notes of coffee. A bit thin for a stout. To be soon forgotten.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShawnMalloy (130) - Auburn, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2007
A dry stout comparable to Guinness but perhaps a little more watery. Tastes like a stout but doesn’t feel like a stout. Drinks more like a porter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
haukur (1868) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - NOV 7, 2007
bottle bought in Dublin. licorice, smoke, raisins, malts, in the aroma. A bit too carbonated, very much like a porter. Some coffee/nuts bitterness, overall a nice sipper. Must be good on tap

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - NOV 5, 2007
From a 12 oz bottle, I could tell very little from this standard dry stout that could distinquish it from Guinness. drinkable but unexceptionable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - NOV 5, 2007
330 ml. bottle, short blurb and freshness date on the back label, sampled in a pint glass. Poured a dark chocolate black with frothy brown head that ever so slowly settled into a thin creamy lacing, a good deal of laced sticking. Aromas of roasted grain, coffee, wisp of vanilla and hints of cocoa. A lively, fresh smelling nose. Lusciously smooth moderate body, airy feel from the good carbonation. Milky rich malts, charcoal and roasted grain, caramel and cocoa, ending with a coffee bitterness. Light herbal leafy hops add to the mild bitterness, helping to give this stout a dry finish. An easy quaffer, I would like to try this from the tap sometime, nitro or otherwise.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2007
Pours black with a moderate, tan head. Aroma is dry, roasty, with some chocolate qualities. Mouth feel is moderate with a roasty quality. Some coffee and chocolate flavors are present.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Decent but not outstanding stout. A solid bitterness keeps this one interesting, and it goes down well. Far better than the O’Haras Irish Red. Had this on tap at the Tolkien House in Zagreb.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 5, 2007
dark brew with deep copper highlights, dark tan head. crispy toast and roasted coffee-ish aroma with pleasant malt undertone. flavor is roasty with a nice crisp finish. nice beer

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
clueo (180) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2007
A good stout which is very smooth and easy to drink. A nice creamy head and a smooth aftertaste. The beer has a classic stout appearance and settles like its counterparts. Overall, a nice stout.


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