Irish Channel Stout - New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
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Reviews by Vengeance526:
4.45/5 rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Pours a dark black color with a medium tan head that hangs around for a little while before slowly subsiding and leaving a moderate amount of sticky lacing.
Nice aroma of roasted malt and chocolate upfront with a hint of coffee in the background.
Taste starts off with strong notes of chocolate upfront, followed by lighter notes of roasted malt, caramel and some licorice and coffee. A light hop presence shows up near the end and lingers into the finish. A slight alcohol presence can be detected but is fairly subtle overall.
Medium body with medium carbonation. Now NOLA has had some nice offerings so far but personally, this may be their best one yet. Rich and full flavored all around, and despite having the highest ABV, this is just as easily drinkable as anything else in the NOLA lineup. Will be having this one often.
Not sure how long the stout will be around but with any luck, past trends will continue and this won't be "seasonal" for very long...
Serving type: on-tap
11-03-2010 05:11:27 | More by Vengeance526
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4.38/5 rDev +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
Irish Channel Stout from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
89 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.