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O'Shea's Traditional Irish Stout - Carlow Brewing Company

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O'Shea's Traditional Irish Stout
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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Carlow Brewing Company visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: kojevergas on 12-16-2010)
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This is a beer brewed for Ireland's Aldi stores. I purchased mine in the Harvest off-license in Galway.

A: Pours a very dark amber-black with a three finger head that holds up over four minutes and has a fair amount of cream. Nice thickness. Appealing.

Sm: Chocolate and toffee hints. A bit of caramel. Mostly roasted barley. Nice for an Irish stout, but unremarkable. Worse than Guinness anyway.

T: A mediocre opening to a decently built body with a wonderfully roasted finish. Well-balanced albeit one-note. I wish it were more complex like Guinness (or even Beamish). The note that is there (roasted barley) is done well. This is not a bold beer, but it makes a nice session stout.

Mf: Nicely coarse and dry at the climax, but lacking in the open and body.

Dr: At this price (1.99 Euro), it's actually decent. Just don't expect the quality of Guinness. For stout lovers like me, it's worth trying.

kojevergas, Dec 16, 2010
O'Shea's Traditional Irish Stout from Carlow Brewing Company
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