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

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126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 19
Gots: 10 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

bostonryan, Mar 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

uturn, May 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Kerrie, Jul 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

brandon911, Mar 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

JISurfer, Jun 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

sd123, Dec 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

kristougher, Dec 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

apasternak, Mar 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

pisano, Apr 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Mikecap, Aug 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

ldhughes3, Mar 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

stortore, Mar 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Karibourgeois, Apr 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Yeti1979, Dec 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

braican, Mar 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

kingmaker, Jan 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

JamesStreet, Jun 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

memphischas, Jul 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Hendrick24, May 20, 2014
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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!

brew3crew, Mar 17, 2011
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3.85/5  rDev -4%

Served at the Barley Oak in Mandeville, LA

Appearance: it took a long time get this beauty because the head just kept sitting there at the bar. After 10 minutes of so, the tan, 5 finger head finally crept down to a workable size. This brew is black, black with a Guiness Stout attitude. Major lacing.

Smell: chocolate and yeast dominate.

Taste: very similar to a Guiness Extra Stout; a take no prisoners taste that's rich and smooth. Smokey chocolate malts with a hop finish that doesn't bite.

Mouthfeel: thick and frothy. Makes your tongue sit up and take notice.

Overall: If you like kick-ass stouts, NOLA's Irish Channel will take you on in a knife fight for bragging rights. A mean, lusty drink for big boy tastes.

brewskifan55, Jan 22, 2012
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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.

Beerenauslese, Aug 29, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Pens1967, May 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

benloho, Jul 31, 2014
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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!

JMScowcroft, Apr 15, 2014
Irish Channel Stout from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
89 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.