Theydon_Bois (6541) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Served on tap at Murphy’s Bar, High Street Galway, Eire into a Beamish pint glass - Jan ’12.
Dark black with a finger of off-white head.
Nice aroma from this stout, roasted malt and a fair dose of coffee, packs a punch to the nose when contrasted with Guinness!
Good rich roasted malt taste a little smokey perhaps and still that hint of coffee coming over and throw in a little chocolate.
Thinnish in body, creamy in the mouth, went down well.
In summary this was the first time I’d had a pint of Beamish for some 15 years or so and I quite enjoyed it
This was partly due to a succession of ’ok’ pints of it’s blander cousin Guinness, but next time in the ’old country’ I will definetly seek Beamish out again!
Deu (588) - Nantes, FRANCE - JUL 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap in Dublin. Not a really good stout for me. Taste too strong. for classic Irish stout, I prefer a lot more Guinness, murphys,... Personnaly I avoid it.
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can- It is toasty with buttery, creamy and peppery notes in a late, lingering dry finish.
Lorenasa (153) - Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours nearly black with a long lasting small bubble tan head. Very smooth with a little more do iciness than a Guinness.
visionthing (2308) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint from tap at a bar in Dublin. Black with a beige, creamy head. Aroma of roasted malt with some caramel and hints of coffee and hops. Sweet, malty and slightly creamy with some bitterness. Not so different from Guinness, but I think I prefer this one. Good industrial stout, but slightly boring. (2011-06-11)
Stout4stout (6) - neath, WALES - JUN 1, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Simply THE King of Stouts!
- In general, Irish Stouts are twice as nice in Eire as they are in the UK -
(They send us the good stuff but hold back the excellent stuff for themselves - can you blame them?)
Oodles of coffee flavour.
More body than a mortuary after a pile-up.
? The best beer in the world ?
Lowenbrau (1647) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Roasted and maltaromas. Pours black, with a nice tan head, long-lasting, creamy, some lacework. Medium body and low carbonation. Taste is malty, coffee, chocolate and some roasty. Nice dry finish
BlackHaddock (3179) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The notes are from Nov 2006: although I have since been to its homeland and drank it in Cork pubs, my original words still run true. Drank in the British Legion Club, Dawley.
Cold and dark, very dark and too cold for me, but once it warmed up a bit, no problems with aroma and taste. Looks like a stout should, with a fine off white thick head, which stays until the last drop of beer has gone.
Chocolate and burnt caramel fill your nose, the taste adds to your overall sense of burntness.
The burnt flavour does stay in the mouth for a while, but doesn’t seem to get into the throat, it just stays in the mouth!
Pleasant enough, better than the most popular Irish stout in my opinion.
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canned. Pours black with a foamy tan head. Aromas of coffee roasted malt and toast. Smooth slick tongue feel. Slight sweetness. A little bitter. Finishes the same
Bricktop86 (505) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2013 Pours black with a light tan headAn okay stout I have had worse but I have also had a lot better