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

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RATINGS: 341   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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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Reviewed 1/15/2013. 11.2 oz bottle poured into a Samuel Smith pint glass. A: Pours an ultra-dark brown color. Not perfectly opaque, mind you, but nearly. The head is a two finger heavy cream color with nice texturing, before it settles to one finger. Nice retention, too. S: There are a ton of roasted malts and coffee. Some chocolate pops up, as well, perhaps even a hint of smoke. It also smells hoppy, even - maybe it IS generously hopped? I mean, that character of grapefruit peel prominent in Cascade hops is unmistakable here. T: Again, there’s a healthy flavor of grapefruity hops right there in the midtaste. It starts a bit chocolaty before the hops come in full (well, moderate) force. Finish is pure roasted barley. Generally, it’s mild in flavor; while this keeps the competing flavors in check, it makes it a bit dull. Luckily it’s not overly acidic as many well-hopped stouts/porters tend to be. M: Hits the clean dryness typical of the style well, but the finish goes too far into being astringent. A bit insubstantial and undercarbonated in its feel; par for the course in many dry stouts. Great drinkability nonetheless. O: And as I finish my glass, I notice the bottle cap somehow fell down in there. How the hell did that happen?! Oh well, this a fine offering. Not great, but fine.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
peponi (1648) - Hannover, GERMANY - JAN 23, 2017
Aroma: roasted dark malts, ashy, smoky. Appearance: jetblack and creamy head. Taste: low herbal bitterness, roasted dark malts, smoky, ashy, burnt malt, caramel, smooth and dry. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, roasted finish. Overall: Really nice FES, really roasted and smoky.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (1214) - SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2016
Black beer, dimishing light brown head. Malty, light chocolate aroma. Malt, light chocolate, a touch of coffee and a little bitter hop. Nice, dry, almost smoky finish. Rich, creamy mouthfeel. Lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1932) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2016
330ml . A low boost stout that came in a differing box of craft beers ...I’m seldom motivated to ratebeer , but this was a gift . Roasted malt nose giving birth to coffee nuance , burnt toast , cole , licorice , caramel syrup. Good fucken looking beer .. creamy and dark ..just like i like my women . Nice dry roasted , burnt , bitter sweet palate , every nuance offered on this nose resides in the flavour. Punchy little stout . enjoyable

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (2539) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2016
Donker bruin bier met een goede off white schuim kraag. Ruikt geroosterd, koffie, chocolade, melk. Smaakt geroosterd, koffie, chocolade, pute chocolade, bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (2782) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2016
Chocolade bruine kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, chocolade, mout. Smaakt smaakt moutig, vanille, chocolade.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hansvf (791) - - DEC 22, 2016
Guinness achtige stout met vanille. Wel iets minder dan de enige echte, en ruik nog steeds weinig.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnstledger8 (1009) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 19, 2016
Bottle. Pitch black with a foamy to lacy light brown head. Aroma is of chocolate, biscuits, caramel, dark fruit. Taste is of dark chocolate, biscuits, toffee, caramel, dark fruits, oats. Oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crit (3895) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2016
Black, tan head.Lightly roasted sweet nose and palate with light but lasting bitterness in the finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gehbe (308) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - DEC 10, 2016
Black, hardly any head. Aroma of toffee, chocolate, toast, dark bread crust, prunes. Medium bitter-sweet, a little on the sweet side. Full body, oily texture, medium to light carbonation. Quite nice!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (1199) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 8, 2016
Bottle. Black pour with a rich tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasty with a little vanilla. Taste is lighter than expected for the ABV, but nice, chocolate and vanilla, subtle roastiness, pretty balanced, light dry finish.


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