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

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89
very good

174 Ratings
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Ratings: 174
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 17
Gots: 23 | FT: 2
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:
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%!
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5/5  rDev +25%

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5/5  rDev +25%

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5/5  rDev +25%

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5/5  rDev +25%

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4.88/5  rDev +22%

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4.85/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of JoeKain
4.82/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best stout I ever drank!
Excellent aroma!
Just delicious.
Impactful hoppiness.
Smooth finish.

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4.8/5  rDev +20%

Photo of Bluegriff
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

This Beer blew me away and stands as my personal favorite stout to date. The flavors are complex, it pours a great milky head, and has the right density and color for a stout. Highly recommend!

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4.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a nice black color with some brown highlighting. Rich, creamy tan head. Long lasting and sticky. Very nice.

Nose is also very pleasing, even in a frosty glass. Semi-sweet chocolate, light roast and a touch of yeasty/sourish twang. Very nice, traditional English stout nose.

Good balance of roasty malt and almost a caramel type of sweetness. Very smooth, very creamy, very impressive! My first NOLA brew and I am digging it.

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4.53/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big ups to newgeneric for not only finding this for me, but finding it in bottles! Holy cow am I stoked!

A-black body with a tan head that stays through out the beer.
S-nice smell of chocolate and coffee. Very pleasant
T-alot like it smells. Coffee upfront with a smooth chocolate finish. Very creamy
M-medium body with a nice smooth finish.
O-great beer. Wish it was around me!

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4.52/5  rDev +13%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.48/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I tasted this beer at the NOLA brewery off the taps there and it has a strong first taste and and smell. but after becoming accustomed to those strong flavors, the palate is no longer overwhelmed by the acute flavors and the beer becomes a delicious and incredicly drinkable beer.

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4.47/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow. I love stouts and this one was good. Chocolate flavor abounds. The beer I had was extra carbonated which gave it a nice head with great lacing. The mouthfeel was a bit thin, it isn't a Guiness or a milk stout. I thought this beer had great depth of flavors, not a one-sided beer at all.

Photo of Vengeance526
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
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...

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Irish Channel Stout from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
89 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.