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Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland

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RATINGS: 1054   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Filtered and pasteurised. Available in nitro cans and nitro kegs.
Production moved to the former Murphys brewery on closure of the Beamish & Crawford brewery in 2009.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshuapat99 (4) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2002 does not count
Smoother than Guinness but not bad by all means. A very well crafted stout.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerboy991979 (10) - USA - FEB 8, 2002
So smoothe and creamy. I named my car after it. :)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrainBug99 (12) - USA - FEB 6, 2002
Weak nose, nice creamy head, nice combination of coffee and bitter, however just a little too much bitter for me. I would have to go for Beamish Stout over Guinness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dragonblaze99 (354) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2002
Malty and roasted, nice coffee and bitter taste, but a little thin-bodied to my taste. Yet better than Guinness.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2002
Better than Guinness, just. Still too thin and burnt for my taste. Will not buy again

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Northernbrewer (147) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2002
Roasted coffee with a grainy edge. A mild body and low bitterness make this light and drinkable. I still don’t like nitro dispensed beers in can or on draft, but this is still a good session beer and a bit more interesting than the dominant Guinness

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilsnerrogge (2535) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2002
Black, bitter-roasted & smooooth !!

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2002
Comparable to Guinness in appearance but without the strong aftertaste. One of my favorite stouts. Smooth flavor and a creamy head.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
churchman66 (6) - Thurles, IRELAND - JAN 14, 2002 does not count
Still has a way to go to surpass the experience that is a Guinness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brian (145) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2002
A stout that isn’t heavy, like Guiness, but still has that amazing stout color and texture when poured from the can. Taste is a light roast (compared with other stouts) and seems thinner, but I can deny it goes down quite well. Good for those who find Guinness too demanding.


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