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O'Hara's Irish Stout - Carlow Brewing Company

O'Hara's Irish StoutO'Hara's Irish Stout

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BA SCORE
87
very good

684 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 684
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.11%


Brewed by:
Carlow Brewing Company visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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

Wisconsin

4.55/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I've been noticing this brewers products for some time now. I'm impressed by the simple elegance of their labels. At times less is more impressive. The label in no way reflected the wonderful beer inside the bottle.

The appearance was typical of other stouts. Extremely black with a rich tan colored dense head. Some of the head lingered through the entire glass, creating a delicate lace as it was drank.

The aroma and taste was that of roasted coffee and chocolate which I found very enjoyable. Not overly bitter. Quite tasty. The body was also typical of other bottled Irish stouts. I'd have to call it medium. Alcohol was normal (4.5%), allowing me to enjoy more than one. Carbonation was slightly higher than say Guinness, but not completely out of style. It actually added to the overall impression of the beer.

I would definitely recommend this stout. and I plan on purchasing more n the future.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2003 16:31:46 | More by mrpivo
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O'Hara's Irish Stout from Carlow Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 684 ratings.