O'Hara's Irish Stout - Carlow Brewing Company
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Reviews by Josievan:
3.85/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: O'Hara's Irish Stout pours a robust deep brown. The head is full and laces the glass nicely.
Smell: There's a hint of roastiness to the malt aroma.
Taste: O'Hara's has a big malt presence and is not overly bitter. I'm sure it's my imagination, but I swear that Irish dry stouts taste like potatoes, and this is no exception. Naturally then, this would pair great with a baked potato.
Mouthfeel: It's thinner than some stouts, but not so much as to be a detriment. Maybe not quite as dry as some of its peers, which is alright by me.
Drinkability: For the style, this is a pretty drinkable beer. I could see having a couple in one sitting.
Notes: Irish dry stouts are not one of my favorite styles. I think I'll always prefer the wetter, sweeter stouts. However, this is a fine example of what an Irish stout can be. If you're looking for a Guinness alternative, you can't go wrong with this.
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2010 03:26:29 | More by Josievan
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3.13/5 rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Poured a deep black hue with creamy tan head that had a nice retention.
The aroma was a weak chocolate malt with some watery roast characteristics.
The flavor was a weak chocolate malt with a dry roast coffee but it's washed away with a literally water like twaste and texture.
The feel is way too light for a stout but does have a dryness. The finish is like plain tap water.
This was no difference in this and Guinness's nitro can in flavor and feel.
Serving type: on-tap
04-02-2014 00:02:08 | More by KYGunner
O'Hara's Irish Stout from Carlow Brewing Company
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