Tonight’s beer is the Irish Channel Stout by NOLA Brewing. This beer poured a deep dark brown to black with little head. A coffee aroma with hints of chocolate dominate the nose. These flavors continue on the palate, with a slight sweetness up front paired with a distinct bitterness on the backend, much like a night out in the Crescent City for a visitor. Overall, NOLA puts together a wonderfully pleasant version of the Americanized stout.