Award winning full-bodied and luxuriously smooth with a distinctive roast flavor and dry espresso like finish. Appearance: A deep black color with a reddish hue when held to the light. It pours with a thick creamy head that is almost tan in color. Aroma: On the nose the drinker experiences a rich and complex coffee aroma with light liquorices notes. Flavor: This Stout has a robust roast flavor with a full bodied and smooth mouth feel. The roast flavors lead to a dry espresso like finish. Aftertaste: A generous addition of Fuggles hops leads to a tart bitterness which mingles with the roast espresso flavors on the tongue. Food Pairings: Excellent with Seafood particularly shellfish and smoked salmon. Also pairs well with strong flavored cheeses and dry cured meats such as Parma ham.
Carlow Brewing Company, also known as O’Hara’s Brewery, is an independent, family-owned business established in 1996 and one of the pioneers of Irish craft brewing. Located in the heart of Ireland’s traditional malt and hop-growing “Barrow Valley” region which has strong historical linkages to the Irish brewing industry, we are proud to have been at the forefront of the new wave of Irish craft brewing for almost 17 years. As a craft brewery we brew our beers true to the tradition – with taste and flavour. It takes a combination of passion and respect for the craft, curiosity and creativity to build a good craft brewery and to brew great beers. Share in our passion, taste our beers, explore a brief insight into O’Hara’s Beers through our website and we’d be happy to have you join us one day at the brewery.