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


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RATINGS: 1229   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcox90 (1983) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 9, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark,dark brown w/red highlights. Small light tan head with a small amount of lace. This is a dry stout and boy is it ever. Mouthfeel is dry and thin. Flavor was bittersweet. It had a crisp clean finish. A nice easy drinking brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (4310) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2007
bottle from the LCBO, now i wasnt expecting much, but man this was NICE. really nice rosty chocolate, coffee nose with a slight ting of sour. flavour is the same with some coffee thrown in there. wow, this is so smooth, and drinkable, i love it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2007 Bottle-A big improvement over draught. Good pronounced roasted flavours. A little more bitter than other Irish stouts. Quite full bodied. More like a stout should be.
7/6/07- Nitro-keg- Nice creamy mouthfeel, mild roasted flavours, not as bitter as "the big three". I guess all the more favourable reviews refer to the bottle because I don’t detect any of the subtlities being discussed. Nitrogen, who needs it? Ar4, Ap4, F5, P3, OA, 2.8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2007
Very smooth stout with a bitter roasted coffee flavor. Creamy bitter finish with a long roasty aftertaste. Pours very dark brown with a soft beige head. Good smooth stout with a bit more body then the common Irish stouts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (3236) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 2, 2007
330 ml bottle. Expiration date: 31 Mar 08. Pours nearly black with just a tint of red. Foamy, tan head that lasted several minutes. Definitely a light roasted aroma. Mouth feel is not as creamy as some stouts but flavor lives up to its description - a roast bite. Yet it was also a little thinner than most stouts so it went down quickly. Overall, I liked this one. and would buy it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2007
bottle. pretty good stout. light in the bottle: almost porter like. Roasty black & easy drinking. looking forward to this on draft

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2007
330ml Bottle
Dark Born in color with a deep tan head. This was an older bottle and the beer actuall heald up well. Good flavors with a dark richnesss int he malt the finish was quite dry this was a great Irish stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2007
This is a really great example of the style and one of my favorites. Try and find this roasty, dark example of a great Irish tradition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2007
My bottle is from 2006 and says Irish Stout. Pours dark, black foamy tan head lots of lacing. Malty chocolate aroma, nutty. Great, smooth roasted bitter chocolate flavor, bittersweet, nice dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
biggenius29 (155) - Hamilton, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Bottle from Ireland. Pours black with a large frothy off-white head which lasts for the whole beer, along with a great lace. The aroma is of grain. The taste is of roasted and caramel malts with a mild coffee finish. There is also a hint of vanilla in it. The body is light to medium with a watery texture and lively carbonation.

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