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Irish Channel Stout - New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)

Irish Channel StoutIrish Channel Stout

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92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.36%


Brewed by:
New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA) visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is an American style stout that has sweet malt flavors of caramel and chocolate, complimented by a crisp bitterness produced by roasted barley and American Hops. The complex malt bill of pale and roasted malts result in this well balanced stout that is smooth, rich, dark and delicious! And watch out – ABV 6.8%!

(Beer added by: Vengeance526 on 11-03-2010)
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Ratings: 92 | Reviews: 35 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Bennettrox:
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Bennettrox

Tennessee

4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks Evan (optimator13) for this LA local!

A - Charcoal black with a tan one finger head.

S - Bittersweet chocolate, roasted malts, a little coffee.

T - More bittersweet chocolate. Taste def follows the nose. Burnt malts, very tasty.

M - This one goes down smooth. Medium bodied with a great amount of carbonation.

O - Based on the notes there isn't a whole lot going on in regards to extreme flavors or taste - but I like that. I like it a lot (in Forest Gump voice). I think a lot of these new 'rare' and hyped stouts have so much going on that it's almost overwhelming and an overkill at times. Nice to enjoy this simple bomber that exemplifies what a good stout that sticks to the basics is all about.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2011 02:52:27 | More by Bennettrox
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA) - Irish Channel Stout, poured into a Craftgeer snifter.

Look - Pours a thin viscosity motor oil brown black with a small head that doesn't retain much at all. Tiny amounts of lacing.

Smell - Backer's chocolate is the most prominent, some "green bean" roasted malts (I dunno, that's what I smell every time in this malt variety) and a dash of espresso and hops.

Taste - Creamy and zippy carbonated chocolate with a nice roast followed by espresso notes and finishing a dash of hops.

Mouthfeel - Light-heavy body with high carbonation. Real nice feel here it's got great balance. Mouthfeel and drinkability is phenomenal, a real quaffable beer.

Overall - What a surprise, such a flavorful non-imperial stout! Typically I've been more into imperials but this one rekindled the glame for the good old American Stout!

Serving type: can

04-15-2014 16:31:33 | More by JMScowcroft
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Karibourgeois

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-13-2014 20:38:43 | More by Karibourgeois
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kwkdmk

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -20%

04-11-2014 18:03:59 | More by kwkdmk
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mweso2000

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -20%

04-09-2014 00:33:55 | More by mweso2000
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Zach136

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-08-2014 02:46:23 | More by Zach136
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JT534

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-02-2014 21:12:14 | More by JT534
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medic25

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-22-2014 02:38:11 | More by medic25
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

03-21-2014 20:54:26 | More by bostonryan
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stortore

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

03-18-2014 03:35:27 | More by stortore
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braican

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-12-2014 18:06:43 | More by braican
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apasternak

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-07-2014 19:34:24 | More by apasternak
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brandon911

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

03-06-2014 20:40:56 | More by brandon911
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turne10

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-04-2014 22:22:33 | More by turne10
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

03-03-2014 02:56:50 | More by ldhughes3
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CardiacNP

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

02-23-2014 13:33:17 | More by CardiacNP
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a0lbudman

Alabama

4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-dark brown with a large light brown head that leaves a huge head and a lace that clings to the glass
S-strong caramel malt with a slight roasted aroma
T-strong roast taste with the caramel malt coming in, but then you get a hop bitterness in the aftertaste that fades to a balance of hops, malt , and roasted taste
M-full body, sticky, and low carbonation
O-wow that was great. It has sweetness, it has hops, and it has roasting. Love It!!

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 03:33:25 | More by a0lbudman
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cfaulman

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

02-17-2014 18:11:22 | More by cfaulman
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Travis1221

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

02-16-2014 22:38:28 | More by Travis1221
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gritz147

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

02-10-2014 02:08:18 | More by gritz147
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darcange

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-07-2014 21:20:51 | More by darcange
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Dolfan907

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-03-2014 22:36:22 | More by Dolfan907
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klesniew

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

02-02-2014 02:10:55 | More by klesniew
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bareju

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-19-2014 02:54:03 | More by bareju
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

NOLA Irish Channel Stout has a thin, beige head, a deep, dark brown appearance, bubbles clinging to the glass, and some thin lacing left on the glass. The aroma is faint, but one can detect roasted malt and some sort of sweet cream. Taste is of sweet, dark-roasted barley malt, char, acidity, some bitterness, and a touch of chocolate. Mouthfeel is light to medium and a bit slick, and NOLA Irish Channel Stout finishes mostly dry, a bit powdery, rich, and decently drinkable. No alcohol detected with this beer.

RJT

Serving type: can

01-14-2014 13:30:00 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Irish Channel Stout from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
90 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.