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O'Hara's Leann Folláin - Carlow Brewing Company

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88
very good

85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carlow Brewing Company visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
O’Hara’s Leann Folláin (”leann folláin” being the Gaelic/Irish phrase meaning wholesome ale or stout) is a full-bodied extra Irish stout launched in 2009 following the very positive feedback to our limited edition O’Hara’s Celebration Extra Stout which was brewed in 2008. We have now included “Leann Folláin” in our 500ml bottle core brand range. O’Hara’s Leann Folláin at 6.0% abv is laden with complex chocolate and coffee flavours balanced by a robust bitterness and delicate spicy aroma imparted from the generous portions of Northdown and Fuggle Hops.

(Beer added by: JohnfromDublin on 03-03-2009)
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-13-2014 01:22:26 | More by einman
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Ireland

4/5  rDev +1%

06-08-2014 19:20:03 | More by dryndantheman
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

05-30-2014 19:46:48 | More by Latarnik
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Virginia

4/5  rDev +1%

05-24-2014 18:09:55 | More by sebaastionb
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Colorado

4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep brown, nearly black body; creamy, light tan head. Heavy roasted grain aroma that gives way to heady anise, cocoa, and vanilla scents. Bold dark malt flavors; a twinge of sourness; dry hoppiness. Heavy body; smooth and velvety mouthfeel.

An excellent dry stout with very fine charred bread crust and malted milk ball flavors. It leaves a nice dry, slightly astringent aftertaste as the smooth malt sweetness fades away on your tongue. A great find for stout lovers.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 23:00:12 | More by beergoot
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Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

04-13-2014 02:13:59 | More by akttr
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New York

4/5  rDev +1%

03-30-2014 12:59:12 | More by SnifterLifter
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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

03-20-2014 23:57:16 | More by mfl620ks
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California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

03-18-2014 01:29:55 | More by Smarty_Pints
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California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-17-2014 03:16:37 | More by akang
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Ireland

4/5  rDev +1%

02-27-2014 16:45:39 | More by triskadekaphobia
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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dcmchew

Romania

4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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redleaves

Maine

4.6/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pitch black beer with a creamy white head. Nose is the malt character of an RIS, but a full cocoa roundness. Hints of coffee, and the lightest minty pine from the English hops. Taste is smooth, like a nitro but not. chocolate, coffee, caramel and a full malt bill with light roast to balance out, maybe a touch of nutiness. Very dry but a round slickness that gives a sweet impression. Lightest hop at the end that lingers with the chocolate. It sticks in the nose as well. Wow, this beer far surpasses the other O'hara's I've had. What a treat and a hella price over at Tully's in wells. $2.50 a 330 bottle or something.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2013 00:42:26 | More by redleaves
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Maryland

4/5  rDev +1%

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West Virginia

4/5  rDev +1%

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DoubleJ

California

4.53/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

O'Hara's takes it to the next level. with its version of extra stout. Watch out Guinness! On to the beer:

Black bodied beer and topped with a 1½ inch of tanned head. Retention is good and a few spot of lace stick to the glass. I was expecting something good, but I wasn't expecting it to be this good. The aroma of chocolate fudge along with smoked chocolate and coffee roast is succulent, and might make a great alternative for those scented candles that people put in their homes.

Lots of flavor in Leann Folláin. The fudge is the first thing to notice, and quickly bittersweet chocolate keep a sense of balance in this beer. There's also a roastiness aspect which compliments perfectly, and it also seems to bring a vague spice with it. The mouthfeel score was properly entered; it really is that good. It's as rich and full as many imperial stouts, but it doesn't weight you down and is very smooth.

So many surprise beers in so little time. Leann Folláin has the characteristics of a dry stout, yet has the flavor of an imperial stout. Excellent, excellent beer which needs to be sought out.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 16:52:16 | More by DoubleJ
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Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-dark brown black color with a nice tan head and some lacing

S-dark malt, dark chocolate, coffee, slightly smoky

T-dark roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, slight char, mild bitter finish

F-medium body with light to medium carbonation, dry

O-nice dry stout with good flavor, wish it had a little more body

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 22:19:26 | More by MDDMD
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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O'Hara's Leann Folláin from Carlow Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.