O'hara's Leann Follain arrived in this afternoon...
Described on the bottle as a full bodied extra Irish stout and that it is!
It pours a deep black with a caramel coloured head. The nose is like a cup of espresso with black liquorice some tobacco and tar in there also. The palate follows through on all of the above, black coffee, black un-sweetened liquorice, cocoa and burnt toffee. I know they sound like massive flavours but although they're very prominent they don't over power the stout. It has a silky texture and the flavours bounce one after another, almost in that exact order. It's light enough to drink comfortably, one bottle after another.
Try this with an Irish stew, heavy chocolate desert or cured meats.
Officially launched this week, so to celebrate...
Deveney's of Dundrum will sell you 4 bottles for €10.
The launch party is Thursday 7th from 7pm @ The Bull and Castle, Christchurch. *All Welcome*
I unfortunately won't be making the launch myself, I'm hoping to be too busy selling all of you guys the bottled version.