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O'Hara's Irish Stout - Carlow Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

727 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 727
Reviews: 449
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 48
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carlow Brewing Company visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The flagship of the O’Hara’s brand, this uniquely Irish stout brings one back to how Irish stouts used to taste. First brewed in 1999, it has since been awarded prestigious honours for its quality and authenticity.

O’Hara’s Irish Stout has a robust roast flavour complemented by a full-bodied and smooth mouth feel. The generous addition of Fuggle hops lends a tart bitterness to the dry espresso-like finish. This sessionable stout beer is filled with rich complex coffee aroma mingled with light liquorice notes. The combination of traditional stout hops with an extra pinch of roast barley allows us to stay true to Irish tradition, recreating a taste so often yearned for by stout drinkers.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-27-2001)
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Kwak

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this one poured creamy with a nice dark brown color. the head was thick tan and stuck to the glass nice

smell was toasted malt

taste smooth , with a roasted feel to it nice bitterness not to strong. just enough flavor
the aftertaste was malty and bitter nice combo and very drinkable top notch

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2008 03:42:05 | More by Kwak
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illpass78

Maine

4.39/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

11.2-ounce bottle poured into a stout glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep, dark brown - just about black. Initially presents a big, foamy tan head that I wasn't expecting. Lacing is minimal. Carbonation isn't really visible because it's so dark.

Smell: This stout has a big, bold nose, full of black coffee and dark chocolate and espresso beans.

Taste: Mighty tasty stout, this. The black coffee and black chocolate are up front, with just a tiny hint of dark fruit (dates, maybe) in the background.

Mouthfeel: Velvet smooth. This beer is a pleasure to drink. I like the low alcohol, too. It doesn't have super heft to it, but it doesn't need it.

Overall: A terrific representation of a classic style. It's one of the better stouts I've had. The wine of the country!

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 00:58:39 | More by illpass78
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Jayhawk

Kansas

5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

11.2 ounce bottle that comes as a four pack (and on sale at my local liquor store...score!). Served in a US pint glass.

A - Nearly black with a lovely tan head with great retention...it looks very nice.

S - The aroma is pleasant and there is no question this is a serious stout...roasted malt, coffee, bit of chocolate aroma.

T - Tastes just like it smells. Not sweet, hints of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Puts other more famous stouts to shame. This is what stout should taste like.

M - Incredibly smooth and creamy...yet without the use of nitro. Goes down easy, and at only 4.3% alcohol this is a very dangerously sessionable beer!

Wow...best stout I've had in years. Simply superb!

Serving type: bottle

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O'Hara's Irish Stout from Carlow Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 727 ratings.