O'Hara's Irish Stout - Carlow Brewing Company
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Reviews by mrpivo:
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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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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