O'Hara's Irish Stout - Carlow Brewing Company
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Reviews by kojevergas:
2.38/5 rDev -38.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
On nitro-tap into pint glass at the Bull & Castle, Dublin.
A: One finger tan head of lovely cream and notable retention. Black colour. Inferior to Guinness. Far inferior, mind ye.
Sm: Vanilla, caramel, coffee, and either toffee or chocolate. Strong and distinctive.
T: Cream doesn't come through until the end, a damned shame. Coffee steals (read: wrecks) the balance, damaging the complexity of the body. The open sucks outright; it's downright watery. The notes from the nose are subsumed by the climax.
Mf: Too smooth until the climax; too dry after. An unforgivable mistake for the style (my favourite style).
Dr: 4.40 quid is far too expensive for such a mediocre beer. This beer spits on my favourite style. All ye who claim this is better than Guinness are either playing the contrarian or too involved in promoting Irish craft beer over macros. Let me inform you: Guinness is not "the man", however much we may hate Diageo.
Serving type: nitro-tap
05-10-2011 18:27:30 | More by kojevergas
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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
87 out of 100 based on 726 ratings.