O'Hara's Irish Stout - Carlow Brewing Company
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3.5/5 rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
On nitro tap at Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, CA.
Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a thin cap on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt and cocoa aromas. Taste is much the same with a slight coffee flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat and creamy mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but the nitro presentation isn't doing much to help it.
Serving type: nitro-tap
02-10-2013 09:08:02 | More by UCLABrewN84
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United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.91/5 rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pint on-tap at The Ha'Penny Bridge Inn, Dublin (€6.00):
Dark & opaque, almost black with red tinges & topped with a creamy, beige, 2cm head with excellent retention and a layer of creamy lacing on the sides.
Medium roasted malts initially, some darker notes & hints of chocolate with some sweetness. I got the odd creamy, almost milk chocolate like smells & there was and earthy bitterness towards the end as well.
Light malts & roasted with earthy flavours & some coffee. I got some sweetness and chocolate with touches of bitterness & creamy flavours. It was lighter than expected but it went down well and was quite enjoyable.
Silky smooth, it went down incredibly easily. Medium body which was lighter than I would have expected and the carbonation levels were soft before a dry & light bitterness rounded things off.
A pretty good beer & definitely a nice alternative to Guinness. The beer was a little lighter than you might expect but it was full of flavours and very easy going down; definitely a beer worth getting your hands on.
Serving type: on-tap
07-25-2014 10:00:03 | More by flyingpig
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
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
07-19-2014 20:41:15 | More by Jayhawk
O'Hara's Irish Stout from Carlow Brewing Company
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