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

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RATINGS: 1263   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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Cantabrian (1131) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 28, 2013
Such an Irish beauty, smooth all the way, and dry, without ever being nasty. Very opaque black, with a respectable creamy-head, I get aromas of dark chocolates, grapes and a whiff chinese gooseberries, perhaps also known as kiwifruits. Perfect flavour of roasted malts - in my staggered opinion, this has never been as pure and perfect. A touch of chocolate and a touch of basement fruits, but this dryness from the roast and that "sweet" bitterness is just so enticing. I love the way the flavours unfold in the mouth. Silky and velvety, but not much of a full body, the palate is just perfect for the flavours of this "delicate stout".

4.3
maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle. Pours a near black color with a smallish light brown head. Nose is very dry with a lot of roasting elements in there. Nose is definitely quite bitter and with a very dry and cool espresso finish. Interesting...

4.3
beerloverny (3) - - APR 19, 2014 does not count
Caramel, coffee, roasty, earthy, licorice, chocolate flavor. A little course but overall a very interesting beer. Good for drinking on its own.

4.3
einherjar (348) - Rijeka, CROATIA - SEP 22, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2014 On tap. Dark brown color with lots of beige creamy head. Head is slowly rising from the bottom of the glass to the top. Weak roasted malt aroma. Taste strong bitter coffee with cream. From the bottle is very good, but on tap version is really excellent.

4.3
Morganthemoon (3) - - NOV 25, 2014 does not count
When looking for a good well balanced stout, full of flavour, with hints of toast, roasted nuts and a faint hint of coffee, then this is streets ahead of any other Irish Stout. Impossible to find in Dublin however as they seem to favour something else there. Bottles can be purchased at the airport however. Tasted it first in Cape Cod, in a place called sandwich in a place called the British Pub. Carlow sell a similar beer marked though M & S, but get the draught versionif you can

4.3
KamGoPro (220) - Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Dark dark pour. Starts smooth and creamy. Finishes with subtle bitterness

4.3
huineman (691) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 7, 2015
Pours pitch black, thick tan head. Aroma is coffee, cocoa, smoked meat and Lea & Perrins sauce. Sizzling, creamy, bitter long finish.

4.3
appiantiqua (197) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAY 6, 2017
Dégustée dans un verre "Mille et une bières". Température de début 8 à 9°. Magnifique robe ébène opaque surmontée d’une mousse couleur café de persistance moyenne; carbonatation modérée. Nez très prometteur sur le café avec une discrète touche vineuse.; d’autres arômes très furtifs complètent le bouquet pour former un ensemble complexe. Le goût est en parfait accord avec ce qui précède en proposant des saveurs torréfiées et une petite note houblonnée; la consistance est plutôt légère mais sans la moindre dimension aqueuse et l’équilibre est satisfaisant. La finales est longue et plaisante avec le retour de sensations "grillées" et chocolatées. Un excellent stout

4.3
Kittenbieer (197) - LYON, FRANCE - MAY 6, 2017
Dégustée dans un verre "Mille et une bières",belle robe ébène surmontée d’une mousse crème faiblement persistante avec une carbonatation moyenne.Le nez nous offre subtilement des arômes de café avec de fines notes fruitées et houblonnées . La bouche est à l’image du nez avec une pointe d’amertume qui reste longtemps en final. Un Stout léger mais assez complexe et bien équilibré sans aucune sensation aqueuse.Excellent Irish Stout!

4.3
BeerGuide80 (2) - - MAY 14, 2017 does not count
Excellente bière. Belle couleur. Saveur de café et chocolat puis petite amertume.


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