gunnar (9019) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Pours almost pitch black with a big creamy beige head. Dark malty aroma with some distinct liquorice note, some roast and coffee as well. Weak creamy mouthfeel. Taste is light sweet liquorice, some weak roasted malts and coffee, rather enjoyable overall.
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - MAR 1, 2016
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a nearly pitch black color with a one finger head of brown colored foam. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a ton of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is big of a roasted malt smell mixed with hints of vanilla and a moderate coffee smell. Along with these aromas comes notes of a bit of a burnt aroma as well as some dark chocolate smells.
Taste – The taste begins with a nice drier roasted taste mixed with a decent showing of coffee. Quickly after the initial taste there is a light chocolate sweetness that comes to the tongue along with a tiny bit of vanilla. The chocolate loses sweetness as the taste moves on taking on a slightly more bitter taste. This is joined by some burnt flavors and char more toward the end, leaving one with a rather dark and toasty taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is slightly thicker to average for a stout of 6 % abv. with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher side. A little bit less carbonation would have been better for the nice roasty tastes of the brew, but with the decently thick body, the feel was still nice overall.
Overall – I rather enjoyed this dry Irish stout. Roasty and toasty with some nice burnt flavors and aromas. Overall a pretty good stout.
PalCabral (162) - 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! Scottishchris (723) - 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. overtheline (126) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JUN 16, 2016
330ml bottle from beer52. Pours pours black with a off white head that fades to cap but stays. Lovely nose, coffee, roast nuts, roast malt, wholemeal toast. Taste is coffee, roast malts and a touch of vanilla. Really silky mouthfeel and low carbonation with a good, balancing bitter bite at the end. Lovely stout.
anfractuosity (409) - - SEP 4, 2016
Very nice beer! Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate/smoke/spiciness. Delicious. chinchill (4937) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2017
AKA O’Haras Extra Irish Stout. 330 ml bottle
Pours very dark brown, essentially black but with mahogany edges in the light. Large, creamy beige head. Impressive.
Aroma (after the head dies down): Appealing. Bready and nutty
Rich malty flavor with plenty of dark roasted grain flavor and just a touch of smoke. Medium bitterness. Medium+ body with a dry finish.
Overall: clearly above average for style. ddesprez (85) - Saint-Marcel, FRANCE - APR 19, 2017
La Oharas Leann Follain est une bière Stout brassée par la brasserie Carlow Brewing Company en Irlande. Elle se présente sous une robe noire opaque dotée d’une tête crémeuse beige assez tenace et propose en dégustation des arômes de malts de chocolat rôti, de réglisse, de malts torréfiés avec une note de café légèrement sucré, et un soupçon léger de vanille. Elle reste une bière moyennement corsée dans une texture crémeuse et à la carbonation moyenne. Une bière irlandaise stout corsée et savoureuse qui mérite toute votre curiosité ! kajser27 (1785) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 18, 2017
Black colored, medium tan creamy head, nice lacing, OK lasting. Aroma is malty, coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate, very inviting. Taste is medium sweet malt, roasted malt and dark chocolate, some toffee, coffee, vanilla, medium roasty bitterness, dry finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, creamy-silky. Excellent!
(bottle, Hollywood, Karlovac) Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2011
Bottle @ Bull & Castle. Black and beautiful with yummy head. Dark malt dough and dark sugar, raisin and caramel. Soft and easy mouthfeel. Dry and smoky. Not roasty, not sweet. Banana-coffee nuances and a pleasant touch of acidity in the dry finish.