O'Hara's Leann Folláin | Carlow Brewing Company

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4.02/5
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168 Ratings
O'Hara's Leann FolláinO'Hara's Leann Folláin
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Carlow Brewing Company
Ireland
carlowbrewing.com

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
O’Hara’s Leann Folláin (”leann folláin” being the Gaelic/Irish phrase meaning wholesome ale or stout) is a full-bodied extra Irish stout launched in 2009 following the very positive feedback to our limited edition O’Hara’s Celebration Extra Stout which was brewed in 2008. We have now included “Leann Folláin” in our 500ml bottle core brand range. O’Hara’s Leann Folláin at 6.0% abv is laden with complex chocolate and coffee flavours balanced by a robust bitterness and delicate spicy aroma imparted from the generous portions of Northdown and Fuggle Hops.

Added by JohnfromDublin on 03-03-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,994
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
168
pDev:
9.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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26
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Ratings: 168 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scratch69
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hman43
3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: Pours black with a dark brown head.

Smell: It has aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, and roast.

Taste: There are flavors of roast, coffee, and a low dark chocolate element.

Feel: The finish is dry with moderate bitterness that is long lasting. It has a medium body with some creaminess and a very slight astringent element.

Overall, this is a fairly malt forward stout.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TonyTwins
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mickwin
4.62/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look:charcoal with thich forthy head
Smell: chocolate and coffee with fiant flowery notes
Taste:chocolate with a mixture of sweet and sour, lingering complex flavours
Feel: quite exceptional, perfeclty balanced
Overall: Really nice stout, lots of chocolate but not overly sweet

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Photo of drunkenmess
3.36/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of steverx8
3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a nearly pitch black color with a one finger head of brown colored foam. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a ton of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is big of a roasted malt smell mixed with hints of vanilla and a moderate coffee smell. Along with these aromas comes notes of a bit of a burnt aroma as well as some dark chocolate smells.

Taste – The taste begins with a nice drier roasted taste mixed with a decent showing of coffee. Quickly after the initial taste there is a light chocolate sweetness that comes to the tongue along with a tiny bit of vanilla. The chocolate loses sweetness as the taste moves on taking on a slightly more bitter taste. This is joined by some burnt flavors and char more toward the end, leaving one with a rather dark and toasty taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is slightly thicker to average for a stout of 6 % abv. with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher side. A little bit less carbonation would have been better for the nice roasty tastes of the brew, but with the decently thick body, the feel was still nice overall.

Overall – I rather enjoyed this dry Irish stout. Roasty and toasty with some nice burnt flavors and aromas. Overall a pretty good stout.

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Photo of Maureeece
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oleg85
3.72/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YvesB
4.69/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dentist666
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of risenz
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 123321123321
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SayBoom
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of timm5
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oidmoe
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flyingpig
3.49/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

500ml bottle from Reilly's, Lisnaskea (£2.29):a
An okay stout that has a enough flavour with some dark malts & touches of sweetness helping things down, there was the odd hint of smoke coming through & it was definitely strong enough but I didn't seem quite as good as the brewery's flagship Irish Stout & as such it's probably not one that I'd pick up again; drinkable but far from the brewery's best effort.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Anze
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leitmotif
3.64/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 303beer
4.62/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This one gives some head. Very dark in color. Lots of sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Wow I can drink that. Best I've had from the brewery. Chocolate and roast. Delicious nice mouth feel. Creamy. Wow I wish this came in a six pack.

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O'Hara's Leann Folláin from Carlow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 168 ratings