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Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland

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RATINGS: 1046   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerNazi (169) - winnetka, California, USA - SEP 20, 2001
i like it,this one goes down with my all time stouts.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
CourageBest (51) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2001
Weak and thin. Not chewy like a stout should be. Makes my stomach hurt.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HighlanderOne (989) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2001
Slightly weaker than Guinness - sort of as if you mixed Guinness and Murphy. Comparisons aside, a very worthy beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 9, 2001
Great. But I’d rather have a Guinness,

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2001
A good stout. Creamier than a Guinness and doesn’t have the strong coffee flavor. A nice stout in its own right though.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - AUG 22, 2001
a nice irish stout very similar to guiness. maybe a little overpriced

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 18, 2001
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2004 Much better than I gave it credit for originally. Nice opaque color with slightly off-white head. Nice and thick on the palate with roasted coffe and chocolate overtones. Great for a slap on the arse!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 15, 2001
This stout has a wide array of flavors that can be tasted as the glass empties. Starts off with coffee and chocolate flavors, and becomes more smokey and bitter as it warms. One of my favorites. Also, about $15 cheaper per case than guinness (PDC). Could be just a little thicker and less watery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hilladen99 (25) - Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2001

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
titan99 (24) - USA - AUG 5, 2001
I did enjoy this and I continue to be amazed by the draft quality of these beers. However, I think I still prefer Guinness or Mackeson.


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