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

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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:
#5,299
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
327
pDev:
10.05%
Bros Score:
3.98
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
64
Trade:
3
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4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.66/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.29/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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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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4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of smcolw
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown where no light passes through the edge of the glass. Lasting beige head. Runny ring lace after each sip which doesn't last.

Strong coffee aroma with a dash of dark chocolate to give this beer a mocha nose.

The flavor smother than the smell which is to say that the coffee presence isn't too strong even if it remains present. Dry and chocolatey. Fuller body than most Irish stouts but it's definitely carbonated instead of nitro. Nice Baker's chocolate aftertaste.

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2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

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3.64/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I tried this at Beer Fest on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. It poured an opaque dark with thin tan head that isn't leaving any lace. The scent had hints of malt. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with subtle roast base. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it's a decent session stout.

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4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to optimator13 for the bomber and matching pint glass this was poured into. It appears black in color with a dark tan head that's 2 fingers strong that fades slowly holding with a thin layering across the top. Spotty lace hangs along the glass. When held to the light, some lighter brown clarity is seen through the edges.

The smell of this brew is very roasty with an abundant mineral quality that is almost tin-like mixed with citrus hops. Some smooth semi sweet chocolate notes are hidden underneath. As the brew warms, a faint yeastiness is noted.

The taste is bitter with grainy roasted quality. Lots of citrus hop inclusion couples with a mineral quality. Light coffee flavors mix with some fruity alcohol esters and hops. There is a lingering bitter grain aftertaste that mixes with the minerals and it lasts inside the mouth.

This is a medium booed brew with a modest level of carbonation. The 7% abv is fairly well integrated throughout this brew. Certainly one of the more aggressively flavored "Irish stouts" that I've had. It's worth a try if you have the opportunity.

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4.27/5  rDev +7.3%

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Irish Channel Stout from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 327 ratings