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

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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
True to it’s name, “Leann Folláin” being the Gaelic for “wholesome stout”, our full-bodied extra Irish stout is a fantastic example of how good stout can taste. Flavours of dark chocolate tones with a hint of vanilla combine with the mild mocha aroma. Opaque black in appearance with a tan head, this luxurious stout has a classic European hop bitterness giving a refreshing bite after the chocolate subsides.

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4.5
Gangstergafje (1094) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2016
The beer looks like a true Irish stout. The color of the beer is a lovely black jn the naked eye. With a strong light behind the beer, a nice ruby red glow is unveiled. The beer seems rather clears. On top of the beer, a minimal layer of almond conjured foam is formed. The bulk of the foam collapses, to leave a minimal creamy drape. The smell is lovely. It’s really a stout smell. It has mainly the sweet aromas of a stout. I smell sweet chocolate, mocha, coffee and some vanilla. I also smell some cherries and alcohol. All in all, a nice smell. I mis the roasted barley a little. This is present, but I wished it was a lot stronger. The smell had a little more of this. I taste done lovely bitter roast flavors. I love those flavors. I also taste some caramel, chocolate, mocha, vanilla and some licorice. There is also a little touch of cherry. The roast flavor had something salty. The beer has a nice bouquet of flavors and aromas. It’s very nice. The palate is nice. The beer has done nice tingly bubbles. This is lovely in combination with the stouty flavors and aromas. A lovely brew. I’ve been waiting to drink this for a kin get time. I’m glad I’ve waited till the right moment.

4.4
donalanthony (1) - Sligo, IRELAND - FEB 14, 2013 does not count
Bottle. Very dark Stout with a nice tan head. Superb beer with notes of chocolate and coffee, Very rich palate and a lovely bitter roasted coffee aftertaste.

4.4
maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with a moderate tan head. Nose is extremely roasty with some coffee elements in there. Taste is also very roasty and just a tad bitter with some subtle cocoa on the back end. A little dry, but very tasty. Good stout.

4.4
Samael071 (5) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 14, 2015 does not count
Nice chocolate and coffee flavour witch rich body. Very drinkable.I love it !

4.3
Erzengel (8615) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 23, 2014
Deep dark in the bottle, beige foamy head. The beer starts intense roasted, very dry. The mainpart is roasted. Espresso, dark chocolate, even hints of brown dark sugar, but not very sweet at all. The aftertaste is long, burned dark bread, nicely hopped, very intense roasty.
Great and dark roasted Stout. Intense and still highly drinkable! A great brew! --> 13/12/14/14

4.3
Trolleo (1521) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 29, 2014
Dark as night, medium to big sized tan head. Coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Medium body, soft to average carbonation. Finish is kind of watery, but very tasty, long lasting with coffee and bitterness. Very nice. Lot better than Celtic Stout.
(Dobro Pivo Pri Ščurku 0,5l bottle)

4.3
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - NOV 23, 2014
Pours opaque dark brown with a healthy latte-coloured foam crown. Burnt coffee aroma. Coffee, caramel, vanilla, oak flavours. Excellent stout.

4.3
sunstoneale (75) - 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.

4.3
PintjeFritz (323) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 14, 2017
Drunk in Shamrock Dresden, Black beer with cappuccino head, smell is mocha, flat carbonation, taste is very mild, thin body, you feel not the alcohol, mocha, dark chocolate, very good, (I have 0.33l bottle) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
superspak (5494) - Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2017
330 ml bottle into pint glass, best before 10/28/2017. Pours crystal clear nearly opaque dark brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, herbal, floral, and grass; with lighter notes of vanilla, molasses, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, char, nuttiness, pepper, yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of roast/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, herbal, floral, and grass; with lighter notes of vanilla, molasses, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, char, nuttiness, pepper, yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate roast/char and herbal/spicy hop bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, nuttiness, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, smoke, char, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; with an awesome roast/hop bitter/sweet balance; and zero acrid/astringent roast/hop flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from roast/hop bitterness, increasing through the glass. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/silky/bready, and fairly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is an incredible dry stout! All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Very rich and complex roasted barley flavors; with complementing/balancing earthy hops and yeast in the background. A highly enjoyable offering, and best I’ve had in the style!


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