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

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89
very good

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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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.66/5  rDev -8%

Can from trade as an extra. Forget who. Thanks! Pours dark brown to black with a big mocha colored creamy head. Nice aroma of roasted malts, smoke, bittersweet chocolate. Flavor is metallic up front big time, followed by roasted malt, bitter cocoa powder, maybe a hint of coffee or espresso. A long finish with some pleasant roast lingering with chocolate on the palate. Light to medium bodied for a stout, high carbonation. The big metallic flavor to start this one off really takes away from it, as it is an otherwise very solid dry stout with lots of flavor going on.

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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

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.49/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Evan! Served out of the middle shelf of the wine fridge, so cellar temp. Pours black with a nice big cocoa head. Weak in the nose. Not really sure what is happening as I am whipping it into a fury and inhaling like I've never done before. Just the lightest implication of roast. The flavor is roasty with a a touch of hop bitterness in the finish. Not really sweet at all, not chocolatey or decadent (not that all stouts need to be). Maybe a touch bland. Dry, but not overly so. Suggestions of some creaminess in the body. I really wanted to like this beer more than I wound up actually enjoying it. I wish the best for NOLA, but this tasted like it needs a touch of tweaking. A touch more roastiness and scaling back the bitterness just a bit I think would balance this beer a bit better, but that is just my preference. That said, it seemed like the came together more with some sips than others.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.36/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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