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

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RATINGS: 346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Laden with complex chocolate and coffee flavours, balnced by a robust bitterness and delicate spicy aroma, O’Hara’s Leann Follain is a full bodied extra Irish stout. 14.5°

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (3215) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2016
Bottle at Comely Bankers III. Dark brown. Nose is coffee, chocolate, dark malts. Taste is a bit thing and light, dryish roast, liqorice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Evilkniamhel (730) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2016
From bottle. Pours opaque black, fawn head. Aromas of dark chocolate, spicy, coffee grind, toffee. Full bodied, bitter, Smokey taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (6068) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2016
Bottle thanks to McNeillR. Appearance - opaque black with a nice fawn head. Nose - dark chocolate and coffee. Some prunes. Taste - creamy chocolate. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9949) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2016
Bottle at Comely Bankers III. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of liquorice, tar. Taste is chocolate, liquorice. Sweet finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MetalNHopHead (1695) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 16, 2016
My experience with O’Hara’s more commonly known Irish Dry Stout was good enough to make me want to try another. I’m sure glad I did. Leann Follain has touches of cream and soy sauce in the aroma under the usual notes of blackened barley. Flavor has beautiful rich chocolate notes that are balanced by a coffee-like bitterness that’s bright and roasty. Bone dry mouthfeel. This feels bigger than 6% - bold, viscous, and full-bodied. Here’s to hoping I can get my hands on some of the barrel-aged versions some point in the future.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (6279) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2016
33cl bottle from Beer52.com. A cola coloured pour with a bright cherry red glint and a ring of tan head; aroma of chocolate and well roasted malts; rich and sharply bitter in the mouth, with burnt toast and coffee ground flavours; and then a dry finish with lingering bitterness and a satisfying warmth. A rather good stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scottishchris (718) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2016
Bottle from jonski. Lovely looking black pour, creamy tan head. Big chocolate and nuts, vanilla nose. Medium body, light fiZz. Liquorice, coffee, chocolate, ash. Light spice, dark fruit. Sweet and bitter finish. Really good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (5005) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2016
Black color with a tall head. Strong espresso and cocoa aroma. Sharp, bitter chocolate taste. Barley and coffee notes. Light fruity esters towards finish. Dry, slightly bitter. Really nice.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
PalCabral (159) - SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2016
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Trysil. Pours pitch black with a thick beige head that settles to a veil above the beer throughout the session. The aroma is awesome - a mix of roasted malts and cacao. The taste comes in waves, roasted malts and chocolate, backed by a powerful bitterness. The carbonation is very lively and it lifts the beer even further. Nice to see an irish brewer challenging the big guy like this!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunstoneale (74) - MOLDOVA - MAR 4, 2016
Pours pitch black with a thin creamy head. Very complex and rich aroma best described as a good coffee liquor: dark chocolate, hints of alcohol and lots of sweet coffee. Very thick body with a silky texture. Complex taste comprised of dark chocolate, coffee, dark caramel, even some rum notes. Suprizingly amazing beer, especially for its price.


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