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

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89
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193 Ratings
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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 18
Gots: 32 | FT: 3
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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Ratings: 193 | Reviews: 45
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
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!

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
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!!

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%
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

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Irish Channel Stout from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
89 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.