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Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland

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RATINGS: 1071   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KiwiKid2199 (6) - USA - MAR 16, 2002 does not count
A very smooth and tasty stout but a tad under guiness

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2002
UPDATED: APR 15, 2003 I've decided that these nitro stouts are not worth a comment. We all know what they are.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2002
Smoother taste than Guinness, but not as thick or as rich, 2 qualities that realy hurt this beer. Same great appearance and gorgeous head though. Very good overall, half a notch below Guiness and Samuel Smiths.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cruddler (32) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2002
Nice stout qualities. A fine beer, but there are better out there.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Choke (96) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2002
I really love this stuff, close to guinness but not quite the perfect pint,,,great head wonderful smooth taste and after taste will leave u wanting more

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2002
A Guinness knock-off. All things being equal, Guinnes would be my choice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2002
Very creamy,nice head. Similar to Guinness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (10889) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2002
This is pretty much a carbon copy of the canned Guinness, so it has all the same strenghts and weaknesses. I would always choose a draught over a can but this is great for home use. That widget definitely has a Pavlovian effect on me. I salivate now whenever I hear it. If Budweiser ever figures that out I am in trouble.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beertender99 (10) - Granite City, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2002
I’m not much on stouts that offer as much aftertaste as this. It isn’t bad, but I’ve had better. :)

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2002
Very nice Stout, a little on the Guinness tasting side.


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