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O'Hara's Irish Stout - Carlow Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

739 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 739
Reviews: 451
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 50
Gots: 24 | 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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poured from the 12 oz bottle into my new belgium goblet:

A super dark - like cola - absolutely opaque - even if held to a light.
thick, nearly chewy caramel style full finger of head that settles to a thin ring of surface foam with miminal lacing

S AHH sweetest nose I can ever recall from a brew. chocolate more than any thing else...this is going VERY well - now for the first taste:

T better than expected. SMOOTH with just a bit of a bitter bite - smooth is what I see most here.
just a bit of a carbonation burn on the back of the tongue

M a bit thick, in line with the silky smoothness

D VERY good to savor, not to be guzzled IMHO

04-27-2014 04:40:44 | More by burnerfinger
O'Hara's Irish Stout from Carlow Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 739 ratings.