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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1259   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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3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (23949) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 18, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2008 Bottle at home... Deep black ... very little nose ... rich roast malts a tough too burnt and a bit bitter, bit some chocolate and deffinite roast coffee.Cask at GBBF ...3.6

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pforei (338) - USA - JAN 17, 2008
On tap at dba. Black with good head. Nice roasted malt aroma and taste with coffee and chocoalte. Not too sweet and not synthetically creamy. Enjoyable. Straightforward Irish stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2008
bottle- the cave. pours nearly opaque with a tan head that is fluffy. tastes sligtly smoked toasted bread dry clean finish. fluffy mouthfeel. hops are evident as well nice chocolate accents as well. very good stout.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2008
12 oz bottle. Poured deep brown with a nice initial cap of medium brown head. The aroma picked up dry-roasted chocolate and caramel, but was rather empty.. just didn’t establish a personality. The flavor had dry-roasted semi-sweet chocolates, molasses, and caramel at the core with stale floral bitterness and coffee grounds on the edges.. sticky, rather ugly molasses and chocolate on the finish. Lighter-bodied, tacky, and dry on the palate.. I’m not sure if it was the carbonation or not, but something gave a sharp, prickly impression at several points. This was OK.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2008
12oz bottle saying irish stout form mcox90: pours a shiny black with agood foamy tan head, good lacing. aroma is a mice toast and some chocolate. just a small amount of caramel malt in the back ground. flavour is light starts very roasted with mice chocolate to go along eith.some sweet caramel in the middle palate and finishes with some bitter cocoa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2008
12oz bottle labeled Irish Stout. Aroma is roasted malt, smoke, and coffee. Large rocky tan head that mostly diminished but left fantastic lace. Dark black/red hue. Flavor is smoke, coffee, and roasted malt that ends with a dry bitterness. Palate is medium bodied and flat. A good one.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (4048) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2007
bottle - Pours near black with a one finger tan head and a decent roast aroma. The flavor is rich roast malt and coffee. The body is medium to full and finishes moderately bitter. It’s a pretty solid stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (10148) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2007
Near-black chestnut brown with a brown head that settles into a thick crumpet-like pad that looks like you could lie down on it. Beautiful! Light soy sauce, espresso aromas. Full bodied with earthy burnt barley, slightly woody and an ashy dry finish. Quite bitter. Fantastic!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2734) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Pours a brown black color with a tope colored head that is foamy and somewhat pocketed. Smells of roasted malt and chocolate, tastes like roasted malt and coffee. Kind of like a murphys but not as smooth as a guinness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gwpom (297) - Akron, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2007
11.2 oz bottle. Totally black, brown head that fades quickly with good lacing, smooth and not overly sweet. No real overpowering flavors and a smoky taste, and an aroma that hit me a foot away from the glass. Mild ABV for a stout, but that just means I can enjoy more than one... :) Not bad at all.


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