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

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3.98/5
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327 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:
#5,368
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
327
pDev:
10.05%
Bros Score:
3.98
 
 
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Ratings: 327 |  Reviews: 63
Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ilikebeer03
4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Excellent stout. Nose and palate are A ton of roasted malt which mixes well with a heavy flavor of Rich espresso. Chocolate and earthy notes. Rich, creamy mouthfeel. A lingering espresso flavor. Excellent beer.

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Photo of Jfstermer
3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of KevinDixonBeer
4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DougT
4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DADDY5000
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shizengarde
4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Truly good Irish style American made beer. Complex nutty toasty malt balance. Warms to room temperature nicely over a long 1 hour drink.

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Photo of MacMalt
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into stout glass. It pours almost jet black with a thin, mocha-colored head and lacing that dissipated quickly. It smells of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and burnt coffee. The taste is very bitter with burnt coffee grounds, nuts, baker's chocolate, and just a hint of vanilla at the finish. There is also a fairly strong hop presence. This stout is rather thin, with low carbonation. It's easy to drink with a moderate ABV of 6.8% To me, it drinks more like a porter than a stout. It was good but I tend to like stouts with more complex taste profiles.

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Photo of tobelerone
3.82/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CIBoy10
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JNForsyth
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThaddeusLamar
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Pours almost like an imperial stout, very dark brown and thick, khaki colored head. Roasted malts, dark cocoa, and some light hoppiness add to an interesting nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied surprisingly enough. Finishes with roast and cocoa. Interesting stout, very good, done well.

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Photo of lealintern
4.42/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is an excellent stout with big roasty flavors, but not a huge body to it. Nice notes of chocolate and coffee smooth it out and wanting more! A nice offering

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Photo of DanoBear
3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of SweetChicken
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Cbustard
3.86/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

"This American stout starts with a strong espresso front end, flushes with a touch of Baker's Chocolate and is balanced with a crisp bitterness produced by American hops and roasted barley. This smooth and rich beer is our thank you to our neighborhood, the Irish Channel." Brewed in the style of an American Stout, available in 16 oz. cans and on seasonal release draft.

Poured from a 16 oz. can to a snifter glass.

(Appearance) Pours a chocolate brown fizzy frothed head over a very dark brown, near black body. Retention is average and lacing is light and patchy. 3.5

(Smell) Medium roasted barley, black patent grains, unsweetened chocolate with a moderate earthy hop bitterness and aroma. Potency is moderate. 3.75

(Taste) Moderate roasted barley, burnt coffee and baker's chocolate forward with a reserved sweetness, finishing on a earthy and bitter hop note. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, clean, roasty, medium dry. Carbonation is mild for the style, with a light frothiness and a modestly crisp finish. Body is shy of medium for the style, medium/heavy overall. Balance is roasty, earthy and hoppy bitter over sweet. Alcohol presence is mild and there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) Based off of the name and not being familiar with the New Orleans area, I suspected this would be dry like an Irish Dry Stout, and to an extent, its dryness was confirmed with a strikingly absent sweetness. However, I find this much more interesting than the run-of-the-mill Irish Dry Stout, as the specialty malt character is nicely pronounced, with lots of roasted malt, rich coffee bean and chocolate backbone, somewhat overly conspicuous with the reservations of the malt sweetness, but making for a far more interesting Stout to drink than Guinness or Murphy's, and one that is about as drinkable as an American-Irish stout could be, if you favor its brazen roast character. 3.75

New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)'s
Irish Channel Stout
3.74/5.00

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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