O'Hara's Irish Stout | Carlow Brewing Company

O'Hara's Irish StoutO'Hara's Irish Stout
BA SCORE
3.87/5
954 Ratings
O'Hara's Irish StoutO'Hara's Irish Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Carlow Brewing Company
Ireland
carlowbrewing.com

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The flagship of the O’Hara’s brand, this uniquely Irish stout brings one back to how Irish stouts used to taste. First brewed in 1999, it has since been awarded prestigious honours for its quality and authenticity.

O’Hara’s Irish Stout has a robust roast flavour complemented by a full-bodied and smooth mouth feel. The generous addition of Fuggle hops lends a tart bitterness to the dry espresso-like finish. This sessionable stout beer is filled with rich complex coffee aroma mingled with light liquorice notes. The combination of traditional stout hops with an extra pinch of roast barley allows us to stay true to Irish tradition, recreating a taste so often yearned for by stout drinkers.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-27-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,431
Reviews:
493
Ratings:
954
pDev:
11.89%
Bros Score:
4.35
 
 
Wants:
74
Gots:
110
Trade:
0
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Photo of SirDirtJoe
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fmurlak
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clarknova
3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rolltide8425
4.54/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Damn near perfect for the style.

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Photo of LukeGude
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Irish dry stout with more character but less creaminess than Guinness

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Photo of KStark
4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kwjd
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeoClassicist
4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of k47k
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NodakEric
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hdtrice
3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OldSwampy
4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brown bottle poured into a nonic. Bottle stamp "E 28.FEB.2017"

Nice dark brown color, typical (correct) stout color, with an attractive light caramel head that has some stiffness to it, leaving lacing as I drank. Strongly bready nose, with some expected toasty and hoppy notes as well. Taste: a smooth entry, with the hops and alcohol expanding the flavor nicely after a bit. Malts are not overdone or too soft; hops are right for the style, never overbearing. Some complexities emerge when the drinking temperature is correct. Toasty and roasty in nice proportions. Solid smooth mouthfeel, clean finish. Great stout.

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Photo of PsenicnoCRO
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Listed in "1001 Beers," when I re-taste I'll review.
Reviewed in Roger Protz' "300 More Beers To Try Before You Die", a sequel to his CAMRA classic.

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Photo of Robertas
3.18/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AlarmClock314
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle, best buy date of 2/28/17. Pours transparent dark amber/brown with a larger sized light khaki head; no widget/nitro. Smells of fresh roasted malt and some earthy hops. The taste follows exactly with roasted malt, earthy hops, and some coffee notes. Mild bitterness and dryness. Average body and above-average carbonation. Overall, it's a pretty simple Irish Dry Stout but has some underlying complexity in the taste.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Beer Summit sample pour. Nitro. Pours very nice and nitrogenated. Aroma is much fuller than a Guiness. Plentiful roastiness and some bittersweet chocolate. Same as the nose is the flavor. Roast and chocolate with a subtle fruitiness. Quite tasty. Creamy body.

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Photo of I3eer
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beertraveler08
4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Malacant
4.34/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Delicious Irish stout. Full and flavorful. Definitely a regular for me.

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Photo of mwckiltedsavage
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of risenz
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Barleycorn
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From XXXII. In Teku glass. Watching True Detective 2x06. A roasty profile similar to that of a Guinness but much more pleasant, less agressive. Or maybe Im getting used, but I even enjoyed it

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O'Hara's Irish Stout from Carlow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 954 ratings
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