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

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3.99/5
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317 Ratings
Irish Channel StoutIrish Channel Stout
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:
#4,601
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
317
pDev:
10.03%
Bros Score:
3.98
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
61
Trade:
3
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 317 |  Reviews: 60
Photo of tone77
3.59/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a black color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of chocolate and coffee. Taste is coffee up front, some chocolate, hop bitterness present at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tobelerone
3.82/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LoveStout
2.25/5  rDev -43.6%

Photo of sd123
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Mora2000
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
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 mrn1ceguy
3.49/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Dark black color with a nice toastyness on the nose. The taste starts as an enjoyable dry stout but very quickly turns into a hot/harsh/burning flavor that ligers. This completely ruins a beer that started off with solid potential. The finish was so bad I had to drain pour.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +0.3%
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 Donkster46
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev +0.3%
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 Immortale25
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattreitz49
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zach136
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of champ103
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark brown, nearly black color. A two finger light tan head forms with good retention. Light lace is left behind.
S: Roasted malt, chocolate, sweet toffee and vanilla flavors. Baked bread as well as a light lingering bitterness.
T: Follows the nose, but more of a malt bomb. Lightly roasted, more like toasted malts. Baked bread with some sweet toffee, vanilla, chocolate. A very light bitterness lingers. Very nice.
M/D: A medium to full body. Good carbonation that is also velvety smooth. So easy to drink and enjoy. Just a wonderful stout to drink.

A great stout, no doubt. Pretty much what the style should be. Highly recommended.

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Photo of BMMillsy
3.66/5  rDev -8.3%

Can from trade as an extra. Forget who. Thanks! Pours dark brown to black with a big mocha colored creamy head. Nice aroma of roasted malts, smoke, bittersweet chocolate. Flavor is metallic up front big time, followed by roasted malt, bitter cocoa powder, maybe a hint of coffee or espresso. A long finish with some pleasant roast lingering with chocolate on the palate. Light to medium bodied for a stout, high carbonation. The big metallic flavor to start this one off really takes away from it, as it is an otherwise very solid dry stout with lots of flavor going on.

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of TurdFurgison
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I don't remember who sent me this bottle, and I'm thinking it might be from a Poker BIF. Glad to try this NOLA offering. It pours a dark brown color, opaque even at the edges, with a thick tan foam.

This doesn't smell like any other Irish Stout I've tried, this is much more an American Stout. Very roasty and sweet aroma, nearly a Russian Imperial quality to it, strong. In fact it tastes like a light RIS, rich malty flavors with a little coffee and maybe chocolate too.

On the thick side for an Irish Stout, although still thin for more aggressive stout varieties, but what ever, it works. This is a nice beer overall, recommended.

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Irish Channel Stout from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 317 ratings
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