O'Hara's Lublin To Dublin - Carlow Brewing Company
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Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by StJamesGate:
4.18/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Rock solid creamy beige head over jet body.
Oaty, warm, brown sugar nose - yum!
Toast, creamy coffee, toffee cake, some gentle roasty bite and a touch of earthiness.
Cinnamon comeback and chocolaty linger.
Med-full, chewy, round.
Big and silky. Almost too smooth - you could get in a lot of trouble sessioning this. As easy as fresh-from-the-oven oatmeal cookies.
What an overstrength oatmeal stout should be.
Serving type: on-tap
03-20-2014 12:27:22 | More by StJamesGate
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3.74/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
50cl brown glass bottle with appealing classy label and unbranded black pry-off pressure cap acquired at a Krakow bottle shop and served into a pilsner glass in me friend's gaff there. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery. 5.0% ABV.
Served cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
No bubble show forms as it's poured.
HEAD: 1.5 fingers wide. Pale khaki colour. Nice thickness and creaminess. Pretty nice complexion and consistency. Decent lacing sticks to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head retention is average - about 2 minute.
BODY: Opaque solid black. Clean; no yeast character or hop sediment is visible.
Appears adequately carbonated. Not unique or special, but it looks good for the style.
AROMA: Fantastic roast, dark malts, cream, chocolate malts, caramel, and some sweetness. Oats.
A pretty inviting aroma of mild strength. I'm really looking forward to trying it.
No yeast character, alcohol, or off-notes are detectable.
TASTE: Roasted barley, dark malts, chocolate malts, some mild sweetness, and maybe some faint caramel. Well-balanced, if fairly simple.
Above average depth of flavour. Average duration and intensity of flavour. Nice complexity and notable subtlety. Well-executed.
I quite like it. It's a good build for an Irish stout. Not quite gestalt, but very cohesive.
TEXTURE: Perfectly dry and coarse. Excellent thickness and body for the style. Perfect weight and heft on the palate. Creamy. Quenching. This texture complements the taste and style very well. Great presence on the palate. Slight overcarbonation.
Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, rough, or scratchy.
OVERALL: A very well executed Irish stout with plenty to offer the discerning drinker. I'd absolutely pick it up again and it's one hell of a Polish-Irish collaboration. Worth seeking out. I'd definitely recommend this to friends and trade partners. Great stuff. Obscenely drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 22:24:09 | More by kojevergas
O'Hara's Lublin To Dublin from Carlow Brewing Company
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