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Irish Channel Stout | New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)

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3.98/5
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321 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
Louisiana, United States
nolabrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is an American style stout that has sweet malt flavors of caramel and chocolate, complimented by a crisp bitterness produced by roasted barley and American Hops. The complex malt bill of pale and roasted malts result in this well balanced stout that is smooth, rich, dark and delicious! And watch out – ABV 6.8%!

Added by Vengeance526 on 11-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,955
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
321
pDev:
10.05%
Bros Score:
3.98
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
62
Trade:
3
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Reviews by twiggamortis420:
Photo of twiggamortis420
4.6/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a nice black color with some brown highlighting. Rich, creamy tan head. Long lasting and sticky. Very nice.

Nose is also very pleasing, even in a frosty glass. Semi-sweet chocolate, light roast and a touch of yeasty/sourish twang. Very nice, traditional English stout nose.

Good balance of roasty malt and almost a caramel type of sweetness. Very smooth, very creamy, very impressive! My first NOLA brew and I am digging it.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of TimoP
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Jason
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Roasty, Molasses, Silky, Even

Don’t let the name fool you, this is an American Stout through and through. Bold, roasty flavors rock my palate right from the start and slowly fade. A good dose of hops, too. Irish Channel is perhaps a little harsh, but it doesn’t surpass the threshold for hefty Stouts. A sweetness appears in the middle to even this beer out. The smoothness deceives at first, though there is some warmth from the alcohol halfway through the glass. One tallboy was not enough.

STYLE: American Stout | ABV: 6.8% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #101 (JUN 2015)

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Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taste is dry chocolate and roasted malt. There is some baker's cocoa in there as well with a touch of smoke. A good beer, especially for the style. One I could have several glasses of.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jjfoodie for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a tan head. The aroma is full of chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is very similar. The predominant flavor is cocoa powder, with some medium roasted malts also thrown in. Even with all of the malt, the beer is very dry. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of esanchlsu
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.33/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GerryPendry
4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gibgink
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark black in color and impenetrable to light. There's a fingernail of brown sitting on top. The aroma is comprised of dark roasted barley and piney hops. I taste a nice dark and rich blend of dark roasted barley, piney hops, and coffee. The mouth is smooth and creamy.

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Photo of Adam_Lifts
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kwkdmk
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of chinchill
3.31/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

2017 16 oz can.
The clear, reddish brown body is so dark that it is nearly opaque in the glass. The creamy beige head has good retention.
Aroma: some hops appear lending an unfortunate grassy aroma.
The flavor largely follows, hampered by a slight sourness and too much burnt grain.
Lingering notes of light coffee, burnt toast, and hops.

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Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Sam671217
3.86/5  rDev -3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamesStreet
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of tetu
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of andrew8626
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Damian74
3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fiedler84
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of KensWorld
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hoptualBrew
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber sent to me from LSUPT from the One Bottle Need Karma LIF, thanks again man! Finally crackin it open, and damn is it a beauty. Pitch black pour with a coffee khaki head tracking lacing behind in its wake. Chocolate dominated aroma with some kind of bittering dark chocolates present and a touch of a sweet fruit like quality. Same on the tongue with a remarkable drying bitterness in back. Aftertaste is roasty & lingers til the next sip. This stout is pretty much spot on - creamy body, well carbed, chocolate bomb. Only significant critique is that I wish the body was beefed up a bit.

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Irish Channel Stout from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 321 ratings
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