O'Hara's Irish Stout - Carlow Brewing Company
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4.51/5 rDev +16.5%
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
4.45/5 rDev +15%
smooth, creamy and excellent aftertaste beer that reminds me of melted chocolat because of it's thickness when you hold it in your mouth :) It's special aroma, color and smell are alluring you to try and drink it with every kind of meal and really you can do it without being dissapointed.
I recommend it allways
04-26-2014 15:56:15 | More by Acotzintli
4.1/5 rDev +5.9%
330 ml bottle into pint glass, best before 1/31/2015. Pours nearly pitch black color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, light char, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of roast/bready malt and moderate hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, roasted malt, light char, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Moderate amount of herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, roast, light char, herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and robustness of roast/bready malt and moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with fairly creamy, smooth, crisp, and lightly bready/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.3%. Overall this is an excellent dry stout. All around great balance, complexity, and robustness of roast/bready malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
04-25-2014 04:18:37 | More by superspak
3.13/5 rDev -19.1%
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.
04-02-2014 00:02:08 | More by KYGunner
O'Hara's Irish Stout from Carlow Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 740 ratings.