O'Hara's Lublin To Dublin | Carlow Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Carlow Brewing Company

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Collaboration with Browar Pinta, Poland

Added by StJamesGate on 03-20-2014

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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by StJamesGate:
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4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rock solid creamy beige head over jet body.
Oaty, warm, brown sugar nose - yum!
Toast, creamy coffee, toffee cake, some gentle roasty bite and a touch of earthiness.
Cinnamon comeback and chocolaty linger.
Med-full, chewy, round.

Big and silky. Almost too smooth - you could get in a lot of trouble sessioning this. As easy as fresh-from-the-oven oatmeal cookies.

What an overstrength oatmeal stout should be.

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Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 ml keg, Multi Tap Qlti, Krakow - Pours dark black with a large tanned foamy head. Medium carbonation. Nice lacing. Smell - light smoke, roasted coffee, dark chocolate. Taste - sweet, smooth coffee, dark chocolate leading to a light bitter finish. Fantastic Polish/Irish collab. Give this a go if you love sweet, smooth stouts.

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Photo of innominat
3.82/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fionn13
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

thick looking pour. reddish brown. sweet with bitter finish. bitter chocolate. good sipping taste. a nicely balanced though unexceptional ale, with interesting hop flavour.

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Photo of beerinabottle
4.71/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Was surprised to find this as I missed the original launch. Described as the 2015 edition it may be different than the 2014 as abv was 6.00. Maybe should have separate reviews? Good head retention. Aroma not as strong as expected. Fine roast oatmeal stout.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a black color ale with a nice large brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of sweet black chocolate notes with light roasted malt notes is quite enticing. Taste is a mix of sweet black chocolate notes with some light roasted malt notes with light coffee notes and hints of residual sugar notes. Body is full with nice creamy texture with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Enjoyable for a style that should be brewed more often.

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Photo of LocusSolus
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kojevergas
3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

50cl brown glass bottle with appealing classy label and unbranded black pry-off pressure cap acquired at a Krakow bottle shop and served into a pilsner glass in me friend's gaff there. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery. 5.0% ABV.

Served cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: 1.5 fingers wide. Pale khaki colour. Nice thickness and creaminess. Pretty nice complexion and consistency. Decent lacing sticks to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head retention is average - about 2 minute.

BODY: Opaque solid black. Clean; no yeast character or hop sediment is visible.

Appears adequately carbonated. Not unique or special, but it looks good for the style.

AROMA: Fantastic roast, dark malts, cream, chocolate malts, caramel, and some sweetness. Oats.

A pretty inviting aroma of mild strength. I'm really looking forward to trying it.

No yeast character, alcohol, or off-notes are detectable.

TASTE: Roasted barley, dark malts, chocolate malts, some mild sweetness, and maybe some faint caramel. Well-balanced, if fairly simple.

Above average depth of flavour. Average duration and intensity of flavour. Nice complexity and notable subtlety. Well-executed.

I quite like it. It's a good build for an Irish stout. Not quite gestalt, but very cohesive.

TEXTURE: Perfectly dry and coarse. Excellent thickness and body for the style. Perfect weight and heft on the palate. Creamy. Quenching. This texture complements the taste and style very well. Great presence on the palate. Slight overcarbonation.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, rough, or scratchy.

OVERALL: A very well executed Irish stout with plenty to offer the discerning drinker. I'd absolutely pick it up again and it's one hell of a Polish-Irish collaboration. Worth seeking out. I'd definitely recommend this to friends and trade partners. Great stuff. Obscenely drinkable.

High B

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Photo of risenz
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of patrykfus
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black, red hue. Nice head, goes down quickly. Chocolate and coffee, herbal/floral touch; medium body, smooth, silky, medium bitterness, very drinkable. Not a masterpiece, lacks some complexity, but very good. Too bad for poor head retention, but otherwise flawless. Comparable with Carlow's Leann Follain.

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Photo of Pisshhead
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richie71
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of YvesB
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of timm5
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

O'Hara's Lublin To Dublin from Carlow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 16 ratings