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

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89
very good

122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 16
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
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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nolanstout

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +24.7%

02-01-2012 08:06:52 | More by nolanstout
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RedJim

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +24.7%

11-28-2011 14:37:19 | More by RedJim
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FriedGold2112


5/5  rDev +24.7%

04-30-2012 03:42:40 | More by FriedGold2112
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DMulz818


4.88/5  rDev +21.7%

08-20-2014 00:21:56 | More by DMulz818
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.6/5  rDev +14.7%

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.

03-12-2011 18:30:44 | More by twiggamortis420
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WillThompson

California

4.53/5  rDev +13%

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.

12-12-2010 08:12:17 | More by WillThompson
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brew3crew

Ohio

4.53/5  rDev +13%

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!

03-17-2011 21:30:22 | More by brew3crew
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Jlog7910

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

10-07-2013 04:35:20 | More by Jlog7910
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HeadyTheElder

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

02-22-2013 02:31:46 | More by HeadyTheElder
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Travis1221

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

05-02-2014 23:11:05 | More by IPhantom
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brandon911

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

07-13-2013 21:03:54 | More by Kerrie
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jabergess

Georgia

4.45/5  rDev +11%

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.

12-29-2010 23:44:42 | More by jabergess
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Vengeance526

Louisiana

4.45/5  rDev +11%

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...

11-03-2010 05:11:27 | More by Vengeance526
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Beerenauslese

California

4.43/5  rDev +10.5%

Pours dark in body with a tan head that dissipates quickly.

Smells of roast malts, coffee, and chocolate.

Tastes of charred malt, coffee, chocolate, dark fruit.

Body is light and carbonation is crisp.

I thought this was a very nice stout, and highly drinkable at 6.8% ABV.

08-29-2011 06:16:22 | More by Beerenauslese
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Beerbuddha

Louisiana

4.4/5  rDev +9.7%

Appearance- The beer pours a dark black with a huge, foamy tan head. Lacing was present throughout. NOTE: I noticed this by looking at others beers since the beer I tasted was in a mug from the Mug Club at Avenue Pub.

Smell- Incredible hints of coffee, bittersweet chocolate and roasted malts.

Taste- Bittersweet chocolate is the most evident flavor in this brew but there are also hints of coffee. A very nice dry stout with a nice bitterness from the hops as well which creates a subtle complexity that lures you in for another taste. Be careful because this bad boy comes in at 6.8% alcohol.

Mouthfeel- Despite being a stout it's actually more medium bodied with little carbonation(which could be a result of being on cask)

Overall- Could this be one of NOLA Brewing's best beers? Very close. I'm still partial to Hopitoulas but NOLA has a true winner on their hands with this one. Good job guys and gal.

11-06-2010 14:21:08 | More by Beerbuddha
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champ103

Texas

4.38/5  rDev +9.2%

A: Pours a dark brown, nearly black color. A two finger light tan head forms with good retention. Light lace is left behind.
S: Roasted malt, chocolate, sweet toffee and vanilla flavors. Baked bread as well as a light lingering bitterness.
T: Follows the nose, but more of a malt bomb. Lightly roasted, more like toasted malts. Baked bread with some sweet toffee, vanilla, chocolate. A very light bitterness lingers. Very nice.
M/D: A medium to full body. Good carbonation that is also velvety smooth. So easy to drink and enjoy. Just a wonderful stout to drink.

A great stout, no doubt. Pretty much what the style should be. Highly recommended.

06-13-2011 00:03:55 | More by champ103
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.38/5  rDev +9.2%

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!

04-15-2014 16:31:33 | More by JMScowcroft
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a0lbudman

Alabama

4.36/5  rDev +8.7%

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!!

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

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +8.5%

On tap at dba in nola. Pours black (hard to tell if more subtle colors cause it's dark in here) with a finger thick brown creamy head. Smell is mainly chocolate, a little faint. Taste is very good chocolate, hint of dark fruit and tobacco, nice smoke flavor which picks up on the back end. Feel is really great. Creamy up front with smooth finish. Very drinkable stout. Glad the bartender steered me towards this one from the local selection. Excellent.

01-10-2011 05:03:42 | More by EtOHMD
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imagese

California

4.3/5  rDev +7.2%

On tap at a "beer bar" in New Orleans that shall remain nameless...

A- gorgeous beer! Solid black with 2 finger head that went away slowly and laced the glass perfectly

S- an earthy malt nose. Very dry

T- dry! A nice chocolate malt with an earthy hop ending

M- pretty thin, but I more enjoy the residual bitterness hanging out

D- downed my two pints from the pitcher without blinking. If I didn't want to get the hell out of this crappy place, we'd probably get another.

12-30-2010 22:05:39 | More by imagese
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DearthVader

California

4.28/5  rDev +6.7%

22oz provided by LSUPT. Finally got to this one Alex!

Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a great big mocha head. Leaves small amounts of lacing in my snifter.

Smells of roasted coffee, chocolate, and slight vanilla. Exactly how a stout should.

Taste follows the smell with subtle chocolate and vanilla, then gobs of roasted coffee greatness. I really like the bitter coffee characteristics in this one. Very nice.

Mouthfeel is light and very smooth for a stout. Extremely drinkable.

Very enjoyable offering from Nola.

05-20-2011 07:25:13 | More by DearthVader
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6%

03-03-2013 23:48:12 | More by TimoP
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6%

05-20-2014 12:00:13 | More by Hendrick24
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Irish Channel Stout from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
89 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.