overall
73
80
style
Brewed by Carlow
Style: Dry Stout
Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, Ireland

bottled
available

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1248   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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3.3
   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 (181) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heavy (2808) - Split, CROATIA - SEP 23, 2007
0.5 l bottle. Pours dark brown, almost black body with small-medium head. Aroma of coffee, some minor floral hops, too. Flavor very full, dry, with lot of coffee, very bitter brew. Long finish with bitter coffee again on tongue top. Quite interesting and full bodied stout which you drink slowly, but not so good for my taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBiker (1415) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2007
[Sampled in 2005.] A good stout, but only coffechocs without chocs. Roasty, dry, burned and bitter afterfinish!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBeer45 (1496) - Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2007
Pours very black with medium to dark tan bubbles, dark malt and coffee aroma with some smokiness, faint vanilla and real faint sweet in the nose, taste is dark malt with some bitter coffee, some graininess on the palate, like the other dry stouts I had, some hops on the palate, roasted malt flavor followed along to the end with some coffee ground bitterness, as I have noted before, dry stouts do not excite me too much.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (6067) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Pretty dark, but not all the way black... little reddish tint in it. The head is a little on the tan side. Smoky and roasty aroma, with some chocolate. Smoky and roasted coffee flavors with a little bitterness on the side.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: O’hara’s Celtic Stout
Date: 01/10/2003
Mode: Bottle
Source: Whole Foods Market

black with ruby highlights, big foamy tan head, dry rich roasted malt aroma and flavor, touch of chocolate, low bitterness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Score: *4
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3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
OStreetBrewery (120) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 20, 2007
Filtered Bottle. Good aroma of roasted grain , slight astringent note, and some hop resin. A hint of malt sweetness on the pallet before a big dry chocolate character, fading to lots of roast barley astringency and hop bitterness. Very good dry stout , leaves the most famous one for dust.


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