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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

111 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 14
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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Louisiana

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-19-2013 16:46:15 | More by BayouBengal1537
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Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

09-13-2013 22:11:00 | More by JoeyBrightside
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Mikecap

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-11-2013 02:13:17 | More by Mikecap
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Kerrie

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

06-26-2013 00:17:06 | More by CTJman
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JISurfer

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-12-2013 01:56:08 | More by JISurfer
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Louisiana

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-02-2013 04:09:07 | More by JamesStreet
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-25-2013 12:55:00 | More by tbryan5
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

05-19-2013 07:10:39 | More by WDJersey
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-28-2013 04:22:15 | More by Immortale25
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-26-2013 00:41:54 | More by kingmaker
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one at the source while visiting New Orleans for Cantillon Zwanze Day! Served from tap into a NOLA shaker. Poured a massively dark red-brown with a three finger tan head that subsided to one finger slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, cream, earth, milk chocolate, earth hop, and roasted malt. The flavor was of sweet malt, milk chocolate, cream, roasted malt, and dark chocolate. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. For the style this one had a lot of the aspects that one would expect with the roastiness and subtle sweetness to go along with it. This made it easy to drink and fairly enjoyable at the same time. I just wish there would have been something else to make this one standout from the other brews from the style. Glad I got to try this one and suggest you do the same if you are a fan of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2012 13:42:58 | More by thagr81us
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Louisiana

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-14-2012 23:32:14 | More by sd123
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kmahe

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

12-10-2012 01:00:21 | More by kmahe
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jono311

Louisiana

3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

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Serving type: on-tap

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Louisiana

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08-09-2012 13:21:43 | More by jhhollier
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Louisiana

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Pennsylvania

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Rhode Island

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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into flute style new castle-like pint glass. Pours a deep brown/black/slight amber color with a nice thick head and sticky lacing. Smells of roasted milk stout and slight hops and maybe a hint of candied dried fruit...
Taste is really nice and smooth. Roasted malts, slight coffee and sweet milk like stout and an ever so slight dried candied fruit. Really nice stout. Full of flavors and smooth. Nice offering from NOLA.

Serving type: on-tap

04-24-2012 00:16:48 | More by DrinkSlurm
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Texas

3.9/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 01:36:10 | More by Mora2000
Irish Channel Stout from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
89 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.