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


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RATINGS: 1257   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7703) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2006
Bouteille de 500 ml achetée à la LCBO (Toronto, ONT). Arôme: Odeur de café torréfié avec une pointe de mélasse. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux. Saveur: Goût de café et de malt rôtis. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #759)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2006 Bottled. Pours an opaque inky black with a huge and lacy light brown head. The head lasts a ridiculously long time. Sort of the energizer bunny of heads. Aroma of coffee and molasses. Medium oily body and light carbonation. The first taste somehow reminded me of coffee and bacon.: brobaby the smoke. Nice roasty, nutty, woody, chocolate notes in there as well. Mildly bitter and smoky finish. Also tried it on draft at Collins Pub. I liked it better in the bottle, but it’s not really a fair comparision, I tried it on tap AFTER the Avery Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2006
I really think this is one of the unhearalded stouts that come from Ireland today. If you see be sure and try it, classic in taste!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
swiseman (493) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 12, 2006
thick creamy head with heavy lacings. rich malt flavour with very little sweetness. strong lasting taste of coffee and dark chocolate. a nice stout for sipping after a meal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gilvanblight (825) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2006
Totally opaque black. Earthy thick scent with lots of malt. Less spice then expected. Very pleasnat taste, lots of malts a bit herby and a bit flowery. Chives, caramel and dates. Sweeter aftertaste at first then a lingering almost curry like finish in the back of the throat. On of the best stouts I have had in a long time (could also be because it’s the first since I stopped smoking :) )

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2006
Drank in a stout glass. Nice thick sticky Creamy head. Aromas of nice roasted malts, chestnuts, thick butter, toast and a hint of butterscotch. Dry to the palate with flavors of buttered toast, roasted nuts, woody.... Nice bitterness to it... not realy sweet. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pootzboy (1696) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2006
Bottle: Poured a deep, light-defying black into the glass with a mocha colored 3 finger whipped cream cap that lasted and laces...all this without nitorgen!! Aroma: Dark roasty grains prevail, some nutty tones and light wet hay smells. Thick real malt spine, chewy buttery mouth feel and a roasty-crisp deportment. Up front you chew into black astringent malts...this goes to a butter-nutty decernament as it steeps on the tongue then the hops over take it and sent the drink into a sharp, dry finish. I don’t like dry Irish stouts but this one is about as good as they get...more to the original character of this ale before it was abominated by Guinness and nitrogen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2006
decent stout, wonderful nose lotsa dark malts little hops goes down nice and smooth

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2006
Tap. Another typical nitro stout. Weak aroma (thanks to the nitro) of roasted malts. Flavor very similar to Guinness but with the malts almost tasting burnt rather than just roasted. Overly thin palate for a stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2006
50 cL bottle from LCBO. Pours a nice deep brown, opaque. Nose of smokey toffee, treacle, sweet, roasted aromas. A bit of molasses. Thin bodies, low carbonation. Very dry, slightly acidic, bitter finish that fades quickly. Some of the burnt-roasted malt comes through in the mouth. Not a style I’m big on. Given teh nose, I would prefer some sweetness when I drink it.

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