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

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89
very good

49 Reviews
THE BROS
89
very good

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Reviews: 49
Hads: 261
Avg: 4
pDev: 24.5%
Wants: 25
Gots: 46 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
Louisiana, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Stout | 6.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Vengeance526 on 11-03-2010

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: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 49 | Hads: 261
Reviews by jono311:
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3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- Motor oil black relatively thick and opaque, nice frothy dark brown head.

Smell- roasted malty sugars and dark chocolate maybe a hint of dark roast coffee but this nose is relatively mild.

Mouthfeel/taste- very full carbonation beautiful roasted malt and chocolate flavors which become very dry and tannin like. keeps me coming back for another sip. Medium to long finish.

Overall- a big stout, not an imperial or double by any means but not your average dry irish stout either. A favorite of mine the whole season long (feb/march through april/may) wish they made it year round.

Note-compared a 9-12 month old bottle of 2011 to the fresh draft of 2012 and the 2011 had more mellow carbonation and silky mouthfeel but was still great beer. A sign of the quality and the care that goes into this great stout.

(review from March 2012 just got around to posting from old notes)

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More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of TimoP
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Jason
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Roasty, Molasses, Silky, Even

Don’t let the name fool you, this is an American Stout through and through. Bold, roasty flavors rock my palate right from the start and slowly fade. A good dose of hops, too. Irish Channel is perhaps a little harsh, but it doesn’t surpass the threshold for hefty Stouts. A sweetness appears in the middle to even this beer out. The smoothness deceives at first, though there is some warmth from the alcohol halfway through the glass. One tallboy was not enough.

STYLE: American Stout | ABV: 6.8% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #101 (JUN 2015)

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Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taste is dry chocolate and roasted malt. There is some baker's cocoa in there as well with a touch of smoke. A good beer, especially for the style. One I could have several glasses of.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jjfoodie for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a tan head. The aroma is full of chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is very similar. The predominant flavor is cocoa powder, with some medium roasted malts also thrown in. Even with all of the malt, the beer is very dry. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.33/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Atom_Bomb
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of hoptualBrew
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber sent to me from LSUPT from the One Bottle Need Karma LIF, thanks again man! Finally crackin it open, and damn is it a beauty. Pitch black pour with a coffee khaki head tracking lacing behind in its wake. Chocolate dominated aroma with some kind of bittering dark chocolates present and a touch of a sweet fruit like quality. Same on the tongue with a remarkable drying bitterness in back. Aftertaste is roasty & lingers til the next sip. This stout is pretty much spot on - creamy body, well carbed, chocolate bomb. Only significant critique is that I wish the body was beefed up a bit.

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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5/5  rDev +25%

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of shoretaxi
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Irish Channel Stout from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
89 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.